Clinical implementation of the ARDS network protocol is associated with reduced hospital mortality compared with historical controls.

@article{Kallet2005ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implementation of the ARDS network protocol is associated with reduced hospital mortality compared with historical controls.},
  author={Richard H Kallet and Robert M. Jasmer and J F Pittet and Julin F. Tang and Andre Campbell and Rochelle Dicker and Claude J Hemphill and John M. Luce},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={925-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of implementing a low tidal volume ventilation strategy on hospital mortality for patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN Retrospective, uncontrolled study. SETTING Adult medical-surgical and trauma intensive care units at a major inner city, university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS A total of 292 patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. INTERVENTIONS Between the years 2000 and 2003, 200… CONTINUE READING

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