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ICU Management

Dexamethasone and Oxygen Support Strategies for COVID-19 Hypoxaemic Respiratory Failure

2022 20 Sep

Acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure (AHRF) is one of the main manifestations of severe COVID-19. The RECOVERY trial showed that dexamethasone 6 mg/d for ten days reduced 28-day mortality in patients with the most severe COVID-19. Another study described the benefit of high-dose dexamethasone in ARDS. However, Munch et al. found no difference between... Read more

ICU Management

Drug Dosing Recommendations for Obese COVID-19 Patients

2022 21 Mar

Obesity is highly prevalent in patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19. It is a widely recognised risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection with a greater risk for mortality compared with non-obese patients. With each 1 kg/m 2 increase in body mass index, the risk for severe infection increases by 9% and mortality by 6%.  While there are... Read more