Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 22, Supplement 1, pp S141–S141 | Cite as

Acute lung injury in severe malaria: Lack of discriminatory power of acute lung injury score in predicting mortality

  • Hopley M J 
  • Lipman J 
  • Wells M 


ALI is common in severe malaria. ALIS is a poor predictor of mortality in severe malaria. PaO2/FiO2 and CXR make little impact on ALIS. The way we ventilate weights the contribution of compliance significantly in ALIS.


Public Health Malaria Emergency Medicine Lung Injury Acute Lung Injury 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Murray J et al. An expanded definition of the adult respiratory distress syndrome. Am Rev Respir Dis 1988, 138:720–23PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Blumberg L et al. Predictors of mortality in severe malaria. Anaesth Intens Care (in press)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hopley M J 
  • Lipman J 
  • Wells M 

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations