To the Editor Dr Fan and colleagues reviewed advances in ARDS diagnosis and treatment.1 We believe the most important comment in the article was: “Strategies that enhance implementation of these clinical recommendations could translate into substantial improvements in patient outcomes.” We agree but are concerned by a paucity of discussion on ARDS prevention and a narrow focus on ARDS in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Kollef MH. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. JAMA. 2018;320(3):305–306. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5928
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