The epidemiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients presenting to the emergency department with severe sepsis.

@article{Mikkelsen2013TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients presenting to the emergency department with severe sepsis.},
  author={Mark Mikkelsen and Chirag V. Shah and Nuala J Meyer and David Foster Gaieski and Sarah Elizabeth Lyon and Andrea N. Miltiades and Munish Goyal and Barry D. Fuchs and Scarlett L. Bellamy and Jason D. Christie},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          375-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious complication of sepsis, and sepsis-associated ARDS is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To date, no study has directly examined the epidemiology of ARDS in severe sepsis from the earliest presentation to the health care system, the emergency department (ED). METHODS This was a single-center retrospective, observational cohort study of 778 adults with severe sepsis presenting to the ED. The primary outcome… CONTINUE READING
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