J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2020 08;89(2S Suppl 2):S207-S212
From the Intensive Care Unit, Anesthesiology Department (J.S., P.G., E.M., J.B.), Sainte Anne Military Teaching Hospital, Toulon; Intensive Care Unit, Anesthesiology Department (M.B., P.P.), Percy Military Teaching Hospital, Clamart; Tropical Medicine Institute, French Defense Health Service (L.R.), Marseille; Army Medical Center (C.C.), Ventiseri, France); and French Defense Health Service Central Direction (A.L.), Paris, France.
Background: According to the Joint Theater Trauma Registry, 26% to 33% of war casualties develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with high mortality. Here, we aimed to describe ARDS incidence and severity among patients evacuated from war zones and admitted to French intensive care units (ICUs).
Methods: We performed an observational retrospective multicentric review of all patients evacuated from war zones and admitted to French ICUs between 2003 and 2018. Read More