(searched for: (title:(Patient Demographics Associated with ARDS Incidence, Hospital Length of Stay and Mortality)
Published: 1 September 2020
Journal of Biomedical Research & Environmental Sciences, Volume 6, pp 156-159; doi:10.37871/jbres1136
Introduction: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a common finding among pediatric and adult patient populations . ARDS-related mortality remains high and is associated with prolonged hospital Length of Stay (LOS) and multiple ventilator days. Studies have sought to predict whether certain risk factors can be associated with ARDS development and mortality. It remains to be established whether a strong association exists between ARDS patient demographic characteristics, hospital LOS and overall ARDS-related mortality .
Published: 1 May 2018
Journal of Neurosurgery, Volume 128, pp 1530-1537; doi:10.3171/2017.1.jns162234
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Health Science Journal, Volume 11; doi:10.21767/1791-809X.1000498
Background: Aging is associated with physiological changes in respiratory mechanical properties. In elderly patients an increased incidence of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) resulting in increased number of elderly patients treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), along with increased mortality has been reported. Aim of the present study was to identify potential age-related differences in respiratory mechanics, gas exchange and ventilator settings in patients with early ARDS. The relationship between age and ICU mortality was additionally assessed. Methods: In 58 consecutive early ARDS patients demographic and anthropometric characteristics, ventilatory settings, pulmonary physiologic measurements (arterial blood gases and static respiratory mechanics) and outcome within ICU setting were recorded. Patients were divided into three age groups, those