Hospital incidence and outcomes of the acute respiratory distress syndrome using the Kigali modification of the Berlin definition Academic Article uri icon


  • Rationale: Estimates of the incidence of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in high-and middle-income countries vary from 10.1 to 86.2 per 100,000 person-years in the general population. The epidemiology of ARDS has not been reported for a low-income country at the level of the population, hospital, or intensive care unit (ICU). The Berlin definition may not allow identification of ARDS in resource-constrained settings. Objectives: To estimate the incidence and outcomes of ARDS at a Rwandan referral hospital using …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016