Outcomes of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in elderly patients
Cause of Death
Intensive Care Units
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
The mortality rate for elderly patients with ARDS is lower in our experience when compared with historical series, even though illness severity may be higher, and comparable to that of other patients. Careful hemodynamic monitoring and resuscitation combined with other strategies to ameliorate nonpulmonary organ dysfunction achieved good outcomes in high-risk patients and could contribute in the future to further improved outcomes of elderly patients with ARDS.