Initial viral load and the outcomes of SARS
- Role of China in the Quest To Define and Control Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Breiman, Robert F.; Evans, Meirion R.; Preiser, Wolfgang; Maguire, James; Schnur, Alan; Li, Ailan; Bekedam, Henk; MacKenzie, John S. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2003, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1037
Discusses the role of China in the quest to define and control severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Emergence of SARS-associated coronavirus in humans; Natural history of epidemic; Outcomes of infection.
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Clinical Outcome and Prognostic Correlates. Ping Tim Tsui; Man Leung Kwok; Hon Yuen; Sik To Lai // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2003, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1064
Presents a retrospective case series analysis to assess clinical outcome and identify pretreatment prognostic correlates of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS), managed under a standardized treatment protocol. Methodology; Results of the study; Conclusion.
- Is SARS Just ARDS? Rubenfeld, Gordon D. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/16/2003, Vol. 290 Issue 3, p397
Editorial. Describes the case of a 43-year-old woman who is treated for bronchitis, has respiratory failure a few days later, and symptoms of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) because the patient had been to Hong Kong China;...
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Lew, Thomas W. K.; Kwek, Tong-Kiat; Tai, Dessmon; Earnest, Arul; Loo, Shi; Singh, Kulgit; Kwan, Kim Meng; Chan, Yeow; Yim, Chik Foo; Bek, Siam Lee; Kor, Ai Ching; Yap, Wee See; Chelliah, Y. Rubuen; Lai, Yeow Choy; Goh, Soon-Keng // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/16/2003, Vol. 290 Issue 3, p374
Context: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging infectious disease with a 25% incidence of progression to acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and mortality exceeding 10%. Objective: To describe the clinical spectrum and outcomes of ALI/ARDS in...
- SARS fallout. Silverman, Melvin // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2003, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p105
Comments on several issues related to severe acute respiratory syndrome.
- Lessons from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak in Hong Kong. Abdullah, Abu S.; Tomlinson, Brian; Cockram, Clive S.; Thomas, G. Neil // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2003, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1042
Discusses the lessons learned from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Hong Kong, China. Risk factors for spread of SARS; Complexity of the SARS outbreak; Challenges to the medical community and future directions.
- Critically Ill Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Fowler, Robert A.; Lapinsky, Stephen E.; Hallett, David; Detsky, Allan S.; Sibbald, William J.; Slutsky, Arthur S.; Stewart, Thomas E. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/16/2003, Vol. 290 Issue 3, p367
Context: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a newly recognized infectious disease capable of causing severe respiratory failure. Objective: To determine the epidemiological features, course, and outcomes of patients with SARS-related critical illness. Design, Setting, and Patients:...
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Vaccinated Ferrets. Darnell, Miriam E. R.; Plant, Ewan P.; Watanabe, Hisayoshi; Byrum, Russ; St. Claire, Marisa; Ward, Jerrold M.; Taylor, Deborah R. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;11/1/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 9, p1329
Background. Development of vaccines to prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is limited by the lack of well-characterized animal models. Previous vaccine reports have noted robust neutralizing antibody and inflammatory responses in ferrets, resulting in enhanced hepatitis. Methods. We...
- Critical Care Medicine. // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Dec98 Supplement, Vol. 21, pS24
The article presents various studies related to critical care medicine. These studies include the efficacy of the drug fenoldopam, the utility of echocardiography in intensive care, infection control in intensive care units and agreement among accepted research criteria for the diagnosis of...