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Practical Strategies in Mechanical Ventilation for Patients With COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure

2021 24 Jun

COVID-19 represents a challenge in respiratory therapy. Evidence-guided protective mechanical ventilation is essential to reduce mortality. “Only a set of well-directed strategies can combat a formidable enemy.” Introduction The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has a wide variety of clinical presentations. Age... Read more

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Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 22 Jun

Coronavirus disease is still fairly new for clinicians who are constantly searching for therapies for patients with respiratory failure from COVID-19. Early implementation of prone positioning ventilation has been shown to improve survival in patients with ARDS. However, data on the effect of probing on survival in patients with COVID-19 is still scarce.... Read more

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Protective Ventilation and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19

2021 15 Jun

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a global health issue. Clinical outcomes data of patients from China, Europe and the U.S. show high mortality among critically ill patients with COVID-19, especially those who required mechanical ventilation.   Among patients with COVID-19, approximately 5% develop respiratory failure that requires ventilatory... Read more

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Effects of Ventilatory Rescue Therapies in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 23 Mar

Several publications have highlighted the features of COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Patients with COVID-19 ARDS have a form of injury that resembles ARDS unrelated to COVID-19. International guidelines recommend adherence to evidence-based management strategies, including lung-protective mechanical ventilation and... Read more

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Cognitive Impairment, Brain Insult After Mechanical Ventilation

2021 16 Mar

Mechanical ventilation is an essential treatment strategy in the ICU. It is a life-support tool that is often needed in critically ill patients. However, mechanical ventilation is known to cause injury to distal organs such as the lungs, diaphragm and brain. A systematic review was conducted to identify publications that assessed the link between... Read more

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Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 24 Feb

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How To Ventilate COVID-19 Patients?

2021 22 Feb

TwinStream ®  ICU with p-BLV ®  (Pulsatile Bilevel Ventilation) T he Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ®  ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more

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20 Lessons from 2020

2021 22 Feb

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on ICUs and critical care healthcare providers all across the globe. As of this week, 110 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide, and 2.4 million have died. Many of the infected patients need hospitalisation and admission to the ICU. A high percentage of severely ill patients with... Read more

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Ventilator-Associated Events in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

2021 06 Feb

Critically ill patients in the ICU often require life-saving mechanical ventilation. For many, this is an unavoidable intervention, despite the multiple complications associated with it. Ventilator-associated event (VAE) surveillance was proposed in 2013 by a working group of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three tiers of VAEs... Read more

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#EA20: Ethics and Triage in COVID-19

2020 01 Dec

In an extremely informative session at the Euroanaesthesia 2020 this week, Caterina Aurilio of Naples, Italy, discussed triage in COVID-19 - who should be ventilated? Prof. Aurilio highlighted the fact that guidelines had been developed by different health systems across the globe to provide treatments in the ICU and to reduce the burden on doctors... Read more