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Predictive Equation of Rocco et al for Death from the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Trauma or Surgery

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with ARDS following trauma or surgery using the predictive equation of Rocco et al.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R57, J96, T79

Description:

Rocco et al developed an equation using logistic regression to predict mortality in patients with the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) following trauma or surgery. This used parameters known at the onset of the ARDS and can be used to identify patients at increased risk for death. The authors are from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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