Effect of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome on outcome in critically ill trauma patients.

@article{Treggiari2004EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome on outcome in critically ill trauma patients.},
  author={Miriam M. Treggiari and Leonard D. Hudson and Diane P. Martin and Noel S Weiss and Ellen Caldwell and Gordon David Rubenfeld},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={327-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are known to be associated with increased mortality and costs in trauma patients. We estimated the independent impact of these conditions on mortality and cost, beyond the severity of injury with which they are correlated. DESIGN One-year prospective cohort. PATIENTS AND SETTING All trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a level I center were evaluated daily for ALI/ARDS using the American… CONTINUE READING