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ArjoHuntleigh: Major Study Demonstrates Significant Reduction in Mortality Using Prone Positioning on Patients Presenting With Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)



7/12/2013 9:49:37 AM

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MALMÖ, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine (2013;368:2159-2168) concluded that prone (chest down) positioning, used as an early intervention for patients with severe ARDS (SARDS), significantly decreased mortality by 50% after 28 days and 42% after 90 days (p<0.001). A significant reduction in ventilator-free days was also observed over similar periods for patients in the prone group.

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