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Salbutamol infusion worsens outcomes in ARDS
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  1. Osita Okafor
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osita Okafor, CMT 1, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2WB, UK; drokafor{at}doctors.org.uk

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Salbutamol infusion has previously been shown to significantly reduce extravascular lung water in mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This double-blind randomised placebo-controlled study investigated the effects of early salbutamol infusion on the clinical outcome of patients with ARDS. The authors recruited a total of 326 patients from 46 UK intensive care units and randomly …

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