One-year outcomes in survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome.

  title={One-year outcomes in survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Margaret S. Herridge and Angela M. Cheung and Catherine M. Tansey and Andrea Matte-Martyn and Natalia Diaz-Granados and Fatma Al-Saidi and Andrew B. Cooper and Cameron B. Guest and C. David Mazer and Sangeeta Mehta and Thomas E. Stewart and Aiala Barr and Deborah J. Cook and Arthur S Slutsky},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={348 8},
BACKGROUND As more patients survive the acute respiratory distress syndrome, an understanding of the long-term outcomes of this condition is needed. METHODS We evaluated 109 survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome 3, 6, and 12 months after discharge from the intensive care unit. At each visit, patients were interviewed and underwent a physical examination, pulmonary-function testing, a six-minute-walk test, and a quality-of-life evaluation. RESULTS Patients who survived the… 

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