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ICU Management

Managing COVID-19 Respiratory Distress

2020 30 Apr

Acute respiratory stress syndrome is one of the primary ways COVID-19 infection manifests in the patient. COVID-19 injures the vascular endothelium, which can lead to multiorgan failure even in young patients without any comorbidities. A wide variation in mortality rates indicates that the key to improving outcomes of ventilatory support could be in... Read more

ICU Management

Hospital factors may influence NIV outcomes even in low-evidence use

2017 07 Nov

Strong evidence supports use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for patients with respiratory distress from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure – i.e., strong evidence conditions (SECs). A new study of patients hospitalised in California shows that most patients who received NIV did not have conditions with strong supporting evidence... Read more