Recovery and long-term outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Crit Care Clin. 2011 Jul;27(3):685-704. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2011.04.003.


Interest in longer-term outcomes after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the understanding of patterns of recovery have increased enormously over the past 10 years. This article highlights important advances in outcomes after ARDS and describes pulmonary outcomes, the most recent data on functional and neuropsychological disability in patients, health care cost, family caregivers, and early models of rehabilitation and intervention.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung / physiopathology*
  • Mental Disorders / complications*
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Muscle Weakness / complications
  • Polyneuropathies / complications
  • Quality of Life
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / complications*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / economics
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / psychology