Clinical characteristics and outcomes of sepsis-related vs non-sepsis-related ARDS.

@article{Sheu2010ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and outcomes of sepsis-related vs non-sepsis-related ARDS.},
  author={C C Sheu and Michelle N. Gong and Rihong Zhai and Feng Chen and Ednan K. Bajwa and Peter Clardy and Diana C. Gallagher and Boyd Taylor Thompson and David C. Christiani},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={559-67}
}
BACKGROUND ARDS may occur after either septic or nonseptic injuries. Sepsis is the major cause of ARDS, but little is known about the differences between sepsis-related and non-sepsis-related ARDS. METHODS A total of 2,786 patients with ARDS-predisposing conditions were enrolled consecutively into a prospective cohort, of which 736 patients developed ARDS. We defined sepsis-related ARDS as ARDS developing in patients with sepsis and non-sepsis-related ARDS as ARDS developing after nonseptic… CONTINUE READING

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