High survival rate in 122 ARDS patients managed according to a clinical algorithm including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

  title={High survival rate in 122 ARDS patients managed according to a clinical algorithm including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation},
  author={K. Lewandowski and Rolf Rossaint and Dirk Pappert and Herwig Gerlach and K J Slama and H. Weidemann and D. J. M. Frey and Olaf Hoffmann and U. Keske and Konrad J. Falke},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Abstract Objective: We investigated whether a treatment according to a clinical algorithm could improve the low survival rates in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Design: Uncontrolled prospective trial. Setting: One university hospital intensive care department. Patients and participants: 122 patients with ARDS, consecutively admitted to the ICU. Interventions: ARDS was treated according to a criteria-defined clinical algorithm. The algorithm distinguished two main treatment groups… 
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