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 M. Matthay and C. Dinarello and J. Vincent and J. Cohen and S. Opal and M. Glauser and P. Parsons and C. Fisher and J. Repine},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={232–235}
}
&NA; 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… Expand
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