Lung Microbiota Is Related to Smoking Status and to Development of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Critically Ill Trauma Patients.

RATIONALE Cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients after severe trauma; however, the mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine whether cigarette smoking contributes to ARDS development after trauma by altering community composition of the lung microbiota… (More)
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