Six-month survival of patients with acute lung injury: Prospective cohort study

Yilmaz M., Iscimen R., Keegan M. T. , Vlahakis N. E. , Afessa B., Hubmayr R. D. , ...More

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.35, no.10, pp.2303-2308, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000284505.96481.24
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2303-2308


Objective: Both short- and long-term outcome studies in acute lung injury (ALI) performed thus far were conducted before the implementation of recent advances in mechanical ventilation and supportive care and/or in the context of clinical trials with restricted inclusion criteria. We sought to determine the outcome of consecutive acute lung injury patients after the implementation of these interventions.