The American-European Consensus Conference on ARDS. Definitions, mechanisms, relevant outcomes, and clinical trial coordination.

@article{Bernard1994TheAC,
  title={The American-European Consensus Conference on ARDS. Definitions, mechanisms, relevant outcomes, and clinical trial coordination.},
  author={Gordon R. Bernard and Antonio Artigas and Kenneth L. Brigham and Jean M. Carlet and K. Falke and Linda Hudson and Martine Lamy and J R Legall and A. Morris and Roger G. Spragg},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={149 3 Pt 1},
  pages={818-24}
}
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a process of nonhydrostatic pulmonary edema and hypoxemia associated with a variety of etiologies, carries a high morbidity, mortality (10 to 90%), and financial cost. The reported annual incidence in the United States is 150,000 cases, but this figure has been challenged, and it may be different in Europe. Part of the reason for these uncertainties are the heterogeneity of diseases underlying ARDS and the lack of uniform definitions for ARDS… CONTINUE READING
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