Incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome: a comparison of two definitions.

  title={Incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome: a comparison of two definitions.},
  author={Adrian Yu Teik Goh and Patrick W-K Chan and Lucy C S Lum and M Roziah},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={79 3},
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children by comparing two commonly used definitions: the lung injury score and the American-European Consensus Conference definition. The causes and risk for developing ARDS were also studied. METHODS Part prospective and retrospective analysis of 8100 consecutive hospital admissions from 1 June 1995 to 1 April 1997. RESULTS Twenty one patients fulfilled the criteria for ARDS. Both definitions… CONTINUE READING


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