Extravascular lung water indexed to predicted body weight is a novel predictor of intensive care unit mortality in patients with acute lung injury

T.R. Craig, M.J. Duffy, M. Shyamsundar, C. McDowell, B. McLaughlin, Joseph Elborn, Danny McAuley

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Abstract

Objectives: Acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome are characterized by noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, which can be assessed by measurement of extravascular lung water. Traditionally, extravascular lung water has been indexed to actual body weight (mL/kg). Because lung size is dependent on height rather than weight, we hypothesized indexing to predicted body weight may be a better predictor of mortality in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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