Incidence and recognition of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a UK intensive care unit.


Type
Article
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Authors
Singh, Nanak R 
Worpole, Linda 
Simmonds, Rosalind 
Babar, Judith 
Abstract

The reported incidence of ARDS is highly variable (2.5%-19% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients) and varies depending on study patient population used. We undertook a 6-month, prospective study to determine the incidence and outcome of ARDS in a UK adult University Hospital ICU. 344 patients were admitted during the study period, of these 43 (12.5%) were determined to have ARDS. Patients with ARDS had increased mortality at 28 days and 2 years post-diagnosis, and there was under-recognition of ARDS in both medical records and death certificattion. Our findings have implications for critical care resource planning.

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Keywords
ARDS, Diagnosis, Differential, England, Female, Humans, Incidence, Intensive Care Units, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Survival Rate
Journal Title
Thorax
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0040-6376
1468-3296
Volume Title
71
Publisher
BMJ
Sponsorship
Wellcome Trust (101692/Z/13/Z)
Intensive Care Society (unknown)