Epidemiology and outcome of acute lung injury in European intensive care units. Results from the ALIVE study.

@article{BrunBuisson2004EpidemiologyAO,
  title={Epidemiology and outcome of acute lung injury in European intensive care units. Results from the ALIVE study.},
  author={Christian Brun-Buisson and Cosetta Minelli and Guido Bertolini and Luca Brazzi and J Couto Pimentel and Klaus Lewandowski and Julian Bion and J R Romand and Jes{\'u}s Monterrubio Villar and Adalbj{\"o}rn Thorsteinsson and Pierre Damas and Apostolos Armaganidis and François Lemaire},
  journal={Intensive care medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={51-61}
}
OBJECTIVES To re-examine the epidemiology of acute lung injury (ALI) in European intensive care units (ICUs). DESIGN AND SETTING A 2-month inception cohort study in 78 ICUs of 10 European countries. PATIENTS All patients admitted for more than 4 h were screened for ALI and followed up to 2 months. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Acute lung injury occurred in 463 (7.1%) of 6,522 admissions and 16.1% of all mechanically ventilated patients; 65.4% cases occurred on ICU admission. Among 136… CONTINUE READING
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