Changes of extravascular lung water as an independent prognostic factor for early developed ARDS in severely burned patients
from Journal of Burn Care & Research
An important feature of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is fluid lost into the interstitium of lung combined with its compromised reabsorption, resulting in the elevation of extravascular lung water (EVLW). Although ARDS is known as an early, common, and life-threatening complication in major burns, the issue of whether or how the EVLW index (EVLWI) correlates to its prognosis has not been identified yet.
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