Wischmeyer PE.; Curr Opin Crit Care. 2016 Aug;22(4):279-84.
Over the last 10 years, we are proud of the fact we have finally begun to reduce in-hospital mortality following severe sepsis in some countries worldwide. Further, mortality from acute lung injury has fallen dramatically, as the control group mortality in a recent large Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Research Network (ARDSnet) trial was strikingly only 16%. But the fundamental question that must be asked is ‘are we winning many battles in our ICUs, but ultimately losing the war?’ ..