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Doctors fail to recognise acute respiratory distress syndrome, study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 24 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1123
  1. Jacqui Wise

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is under-recognised and undertreated, and is associated with a high mortality rate, a study of intensive care units from 50 countries published in the journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found.1

The observational study to understand the global impact of severe acute respiratory failure was carried out during four weeks in the winter of 2014 in a sample of 459 intensive care …

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