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RAPID Trial: Therapeutic Heparin vs Prophylactic Heparin in COVID-19 Patients

2021 19 Oct

A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of therapeutic heparin compared with prophylactic heparin among moderately ill patients with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital.   Heparin has anticoagulant properties, anti-inflammatory effects and potential antiviral effects and may also improve endothelial function. Early initiation of therapeutic heparin... Read more

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Survival of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 12 Oct

Approximately 14 to 17% of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital require transfer to the ICU. However, there is insufficient evidence regarding the long-term survival and predictive factors for mortality in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure due to COVID-19 and undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation.   A study was conducted... Read more

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Mitigating the Risk of Harm During the Transition From Controlled to Assisted Mechanical Ventilation

2021 30 Sep

Monitoring the strength of the patient´s breathing effort, titrating the sedation, and selecting the correct mode of ventilation is vital when transitioning from controlled to assisted ventilation. Assessing The Transition From Fully Controlled to Assisted Ventilation One of the key issues with mechanical ventilation is the transition... Read more

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Outcomes of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 17 Aug

Millions of people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19, with many requiring hospitalisation. Approximately 30% of hospitalisaed patients with COVID-19 are started on invasive ventilation for several pneumonia. Invasive ventilation portend a poor prognosis as approximately 40% of these patients do not survive hospitalisation. Even those who survive... Read more

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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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