Neuropsychological sequelae and impaired health status in survivors of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Hopkins1999NeuropsychologicalSA,
  title={Neuropsychological sequelae and impaired health status in survivors of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={R O Hopkins and Lindell K. Weaver and Donna Pope and James F. Orme and E D Bigler and V Larson-Lohr},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={
          50-6
        }
}
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a disease of acute respiratory failure manifested by severe hypoxemia with a high mortality rate. Previous outcome studies of ARDS have assessed survival and/or pulmonary function as the primary outcome variables. Cognitive or psychological outcomes following ARDS have not been described, despite the possibility that ARDS patients are at risk for brain injury through hypoxemia or other mechanisms. In the current study 55 consecutive ARDS survivors… 

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