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

@article{Lewandowski1997HighSR,
  title={High survival rate in 122 ARDS patients managed according to a clinical algorithm including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation},
  author={Klaus Lewandowski and Rolf Rossaint and Dirk M Pappert and H. Gerlach and K A Slama and Henning Weidemann and Dietmar J M Frey and Oskar Hoffmann and U. Keske and Konrad J. Falke},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={23},
  pages={819-835}
}
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: The AT… CONTINUE READING

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