Clinical profile of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a tertiary care hospital in south india

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Background: Acute Respiratory Syndrome is a critical illness with very high mortality and morbidity. This study was carried out to study the clinical Profile and outcomes of ARDS in a tertiary care hospital. Aim: To Determine the various etiologies of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and to study its prognosis and outcomes in a tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients above the age of 18 years who were diagnosed with ARDS at Medical Intensive Care units of a tertiary care hospital for a period of 1 year were included in the study. Their Clinal Profile and their outcomes were studied. Results: ARDS was more common among males and had an overall mortality of 67.5%(27/40), with most of the patient being Hypertensive. The most common etiology was found to be H1N1 followed by Bacterial Pneumonia. Conclusion: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome(ARDS) is an important cause of Mortality in ICU patients and H1N1 is an emerging cause of ARDS.