Obesity and acute lung injury.


Acute lung injury (ALI) and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are common indications for ICU admission and mechanical ventilation. ALI/ARDS also consumes significant health care resources and is a common cause of death in ICU patients. Obesity produces changes in respiratory system physiology that could affect outcomes for ALI/ARDS patients and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccm.2009.05.008


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@article{McCallister2009ObesityAA, title={Obesity and acute lung injury.}, author={Jennifer W McCallister and Eric J. Adkins and James M O'Brien}, journal={Clinics in chest medicine}, year={2009}, volume={30 3}, pages={495-508, viii} }