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Prone Position in Awake, Non-Intubated Patients with ARDS: From Physiology to the Bedside

2021 22 Feb

Prone position (PP) in awake, non-intubated patients with respiratory failure is a physiology-based ventilatory strategy that improves oxygenation and may decrease the need for intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). Introduction During the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which produces coronavirus disease... Read more

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High-flow Nasal Oxygen vs. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in COVID-19

2021 14 Feb

COVID-19 has caused thousands of cases of acute respiratory failure with a high mortality rate. However, so far, the use of high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) has been limited even though it may be an appropriate initial therapy in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure. The use of invasive mechanical ventilation remains the primary treatment... Read more

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Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in Critically Ill Older Adults

2020 24 Oct

In seriously ill older adults or those near the end of life, acute respiratory failure is a common cause of hospitalisation. These hospitalisations are generally complicated by distressful respiratory symptoms and transitions that require the use of high-intensity, high-risk interventions, including invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and non-invasive ventilation... Read more

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Respiratory Support Strategies For Severe COVID-19

2020 12 Mar

At this moment, over 100,000 people has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases outside the Chinese mainland has already reached over 25,000. Countries like Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran have reported thousands of COVID-19 cases. AS the World Health Organization warned that "the window of opportunity is narrowing" to contain... Read more

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Clonidine for Sedation in the Critically Ill

2017 05 Apr

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis, there is insufficient data to support the routine use of clonidine as a sedative in the mechanically ventilated population. See Also : Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS Patients who are critically ill and on invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) often require... Read more