Search Tag: Prone positioning

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Prone Positioning in Non-Intubated COVID-19 Patients

2020 25 Jun

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on health care institutions everywhere. Among other interventions, researchers and physicians have been trying to reevaluate the use of mechanical ventilation. The rise of social media has accelerated the spread of biased information about therapies that have not been peer-reviewed and have little... Read more

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Benefits of prone positioning for mechanically ventilated patients

2018 13 Jun

An article in the journal Anesthesiology describes the effects of prone positioning on oesophageal pressures in mechanically ventilated patients. In healthy patients during general anaesthesia, switching from the supine to the prone position was associated with an increase in end-expiratory transpulmonary (distending) pressure and lung volume,... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Lack of severe hypoxaemia most common reason not to prone

2017 05 Oct

Despite proven benefits of proning patients with ARDS ( Guérin et al. 2013 ), patients with ARDS are seldom put in prone position. A one-day prevalence study of prone positioning in ARDS patients, organised by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Acute Respiratory Failure Section, found low rates of proning, similar to those... Read more

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Prone Positioning: Cochrane Review Finds No Convincing Evidence

2015 24 Nov

A Cochrane Review of prone positioning, published on 13 November, has found “no convincing evidence of benefit nor harm” from universal application of prone positioning (PP) in adults with hypoxaemia mechanically ventilated in intensive care units (ICUs). Roxanna Bloomfield and David W Noble, from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and Alexis Sudlow from Norfolk... Read more