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‘Vast Majority’ of COVID Patients Wake Up After Mechanical Ventilation

COVID-19 patients who are successfully weaned off a ventilator may take days, or even weeks, to regain consciousness, especially those who experienced episodes of hypoxemia while intubated, a new study shows. “As we started to see the first patients waking up after successful COVID-19 ICU treatments, we also encountered many […]

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Interactive Ventilation Tool

Small particles that people breathe out can contain virus particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19.  If a guest visits your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, like staying 6 feet apart and correctly wearing masks, can help […]

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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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