Consensus conference definitions for sepsis, septic shock, acute lung injury, and acute respiratory distress syndrome: time for a reevaluation.

@article{Abraham2000ConsensusCD,
  title={Consensus conference definitions for sepsis, septic shock, acute lung injury, and acute respiratory distress syndrome: time for a reevaluation.},
  author={E. Abraham and Michael A. Matthay and Charles A Dinarello and Jean Louis Vincent and Jason F. Cohen and Steven Michael Opal and Michel-P. Glauser and Pg Parsons and Charles Jack Fisher and John E. Repine},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          232-5
        }
}
Definitions for sepsis, septic shock, acute lung injury (ALI), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) were developed by consensus conferences with the goal of achieving standardization of terminology and improved homogeneity of patient populations in clinical studies. Although such definitions have been useful in epidemiologic investigations, the criteria specified by the consensus conferences are broad and insufficiently specific to address the problem of heterogeneous mechanisms… CONTINUE READING

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