Clinical features and short-term outcomes of 144 patients with SARS in the greater Toronto area.

  title={Clinical features and short-term outcomes of 144 patients with SARS in the greater Toronto area.},
  author={Christopher M Booth and Larissa M. Matukas and George Tomlinson and Anita Rochelle Rachlis and David B Rose and Hy A Dwosh and Sharon Lynn Walmsley and Tony Mazzulli and M{\'o}nica Avenda{\~n}o and Peter Derkach and Issa E. Ephtimios and Ian Kitai and Barbara D Mederski and Steven B Shadowitz and Wayne Lawrence Gold and Laura A Hawryluck and Elizabeth Rea and Jordan Chenkin and D W Cescon and Susan M. Poutanen and Allan S. Detsky},
  volume={289 21},
CONTEXT Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging infectious disease that first manifested in humans in China in November 2002 and has subsequently spread worldwide. OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes of SARS in the first large group of patients in North America; to describe how these patients were treated and the variables associated with poor outcome. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective case series involving 144 adult patients… CONTINUE READING
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