Outcome of patients with interstitial lung disease admitted to the intensive care unit.

@article{VialDupuy2013,
  title={Outcome of patients with interstitial lung disease admitted to the intensive care unit.},
  author={Amandine Vial-Dupuy and Olivier Sanchez and Beno{\^i}t Douvry and L Guetta and Karine Juvin and Delphine Wermert and Emmanuel Gu{\'e}rot and Dominique Isra{\"e}l-Biet},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={134-42}
}
INTRODUCTION The outcome of acute respiratory failure (ARF) affecting patients with various interstitial lung diseases (ILD) is poorly defined particularly in those with drug-induced ILD (DI-ILD). We investigated this issue focusing on fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis (FIIP) and DI-ILD. METHODS We carried out a retrospective study of patients with ILD admitted in a single center ICU. The primary end-point was in-hospital mortality. RESULTS We included 72 subjects who fell into… CONTINUE READING