Navigation Links
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever
Date:1/23/2009

Finding contradicts belief that death rate associated with condition has dropped

FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) hasn't changed since 1994, according to a study that contradicts the common belief there's been a steady decline in the percentage of ARDS patients who die.

The researchers reviewed studies conducted between 1984 and 2006, and found the death rate for patients with ARDS and related acute lung injury (ALI) is 40 percent to 45 percent, much higher than the suggested benchmark rate of 25 percent to 30 percent.

The findings were published in the first February issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

ARDS is lung condition that develops when trauma to the lungs leads to inflammation, accumulation of fluid in the lungs, low blood oxygen, and respiratory distress.

"The main finding of our systematic review is that mortality due to ARDS has remained static at 44 percent for observational studies and 36 percent for randomized controlled trials since a standard definition [of ARDS] was introduced in 1994," wrote Dr. Niall Ferguson, director of clinical research and critical care medicine at the University Health Network of the University of Toronto.

He said the findings "highlight the need for future effective therapeutic interventions for this highly lethal syndrome."

Ferguson and his colleagues suggested several factors may contribute to the high death rate among ARDS patients, such as an inadequate number of effective therapies for ARDS and inconsistent use of the effective therapies that do exist.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about ARDS.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Thoracic Society, news release, Jan. 23, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of RiaSTAP(TM), First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency
2. Gene associated with reduced mortality from acute lung injury
3. Massive Cuts to Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit Taking Effect January 1 Creating Acute Anxiety Among Beneficiary and Provider Communities
4. Arterial infusion using gabexate mesilate: Is it effective therapy for severe acute pancreatitis?
5. Acute gastric injury due to high-dose analgesics?
6. Biopure Submits IND Application for Proposed Clinical Trial in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
7. ViroPharma Submits Supplemental Biologics License Application for Cinryze(TM) to Treat Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema
8. Kindred Healthcare, Nations Largest Post-Acute Healthcare Provider, Selects Allscripts Referral Management
9. A Revolution in Wound Healing, Wound-Be-Gone Now the Only Over the Counter Treatment for Chronic and Acute Wounds
10. Cardiff scientists study acute infection in end-stage kidney disease patients
11. Does HBV infection induce acute cellular DNA damage?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever 
(Date:5/22/2017)... Peoria, IL (PRWEB) , ... May 22, 2017 ... ... HealthCare, is part of a larger group investing in InsightRX, an early stage ... a patient’s underlying biological and pharmacological characteristics. Greatpoint Ventures Innovation Fund ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... May 20, 2017 , ... Pot. ... it, find it, review it, and share its attributes like never before. More than ... directory to connect cannabis enthusiasts to stores, strains, products – and for the first ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... May 21, 2017 , ... ... longer than six months since you've seen a dentist, it's time for a ... and getting x-rays once per year. , Dental checkups are a relatively easy ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... Springfield, Vermont-based law firm ... Titled " Ten Good Reasons To Hire An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney, " the ... an accident or injury. As the article says. if someone is injured due ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... As a groundbreaking surgeon on the frontline of prostate ... screenings. Early detection of the disease, he says, can make a world of difference. ... , stands alongside the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control’s (GC3) Prostate Cancer Task Force and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2017)...  As the specialty pharmacy industry and the ... the revolutionary shift from volume-based to value-based care, ... patient outcomes and shaping the future of the ... from clinical trials and toward data that reveals ... therapy utilization in precise patient populations. Therigy ® ...
(Date:5/18/2017)...  Bayer announced today that the latest research from ... the 53 rd Annual Meeting of the American ... in Chicago . ... liver and thyroid cancers, as well as lymphomas, and ... trial of copanlisib in patients with relapsed or refractory ...
(Date:5/15/2017)... 2017 Enterin Inc., a privately-held CNS pharmaceutical company ... compounds to treat Parkinson,s disease (PD), has enrolled the first ... 1/2a randomized, controlled, multicenter study involving patients with PD and ... patients over a 9-to-12-month period. The first stage is open ... PD. Participating sites include Denver , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: