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New Guidelines Advise Expanded Use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen for Patients With ARDS

Hospitalized patients with acute respiratory failure can benefit from high-flow nasal oxygen in certain settings, according to a new clinical guideline from the American College of Physicians. High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) has demonstrated advantages including improved oxygenation and ventilation, wrote Arianne K. Baldomero, MD, of Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care […]

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COVID-19: Monoclonal Antibody / Anxiety & Depression / Helmet Ventilation vs. High-Flow Nasal Oxygen / Bamlanivimab & Variants

Monoclonal antibody treatment: GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology are seeking emergency use authorization for their investigational monoclonal antibody treatment for early COVID-19. In an interim analysis of an efficacy trial of nearly 600 adults with COVID-19 who were at high risk for hospitalization, VIR-7831 was associated with an 85% lower risk […]

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Effect of Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation vs High-Flow Nasal Oxygen on Days Free of Respiratory Support in Patients With COVID-19 and Moderate to Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

Key Points Question  Among patients admitted to the intensive care unit with COVID-19–induced moderate to severe hypoxemic respiratory failure, does early continuous treatment with helmet noninvasive ventilation increase the number of days free of respiratory support at 28 days as compared with high-flow nasal oxygen? Findings  In this randomized trial […]

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