Incidence and outcomes of acute lung injury.

  title={Incidence and outcomes of acute lung injury.},
  author={Gordon David Rubenfeld and Ellen Caldwell and Eva Horn Peabody and Jim Weaver and Diane P. Martin and Margaret J. Neff and Eric J. Stern and Leonard D. Hudson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={353 16},
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury is a critical illness syndrome consisting of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates that are not attributed to left atrial hypertension. Despite recent advances in our understanding of the mechanism and treatment of acute lung injury, its incidence and outcomes in the United States have been unclear. METHODS We conducted a prospective, population-based, cohort study in 21 hospitals in and around King County, Washington, from April… 

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