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Herridge MS et al. One-year outcomes in survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2003; 348:683-93. Non-pulmonary problems are usually dominant in impairment of ARDS survivors. Low exercise tolerance, fatigue, and weakness are common a year after discharge. Pulmonary function tests usually normalized, other than a diffusion impairment. At 12 months, only 6% of subjects had exertional hypoxia, and none of the 109 patients required supplemental oxygen at rest FREE FULL TEXT

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One-year outcomes in survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome