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Awake Prone Positioning for Non-Intubated COVID-19 Patients

2022 22 Mar

Prone positioning can improve oxygenation and mortality for intubated patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Prone positioning of non-intubated patients called awake prone positioning has been used for non-intubated patients with COVID-19 related acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure. It has been proven to improve... Read more

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Early vs. Late Awake Prone Positioning in COVID-19

2021 21 Sep

Approximately 25 to 30% of COVID-19 patients develop signs of acute respiratory distress that require higher respiratory support in terms of oxygen therapy, and noninvasive and invasive positive pressure ventilation. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of awake prone positioning has increased in the management of patients with COVID-19.... Read more

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#ISICEM21: Awake Prone Positioning for COVID-19 Acute Hypoxaemic Respiratory Failure

2021 02 Sep

Results from the awake prone positioning for COVID-19 acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure meta-trial were presented by Oriol Roca, Critical Care Specialist, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, at the 40th ISICEM International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine in Brussels.   Awake prone positioning has been shown to... Read more

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Awake Prone Positioning and Risk of Intubation in COVID-19

2020 19 Oct

Many COVID-19 patients develop severe bilateral viral pneumonia, which evolves into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARD). High-flow nasal oxygen therapy (HFNO) has been shown to be effective in decreasing the need for endotracheal intubation with patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure (ARF). However, in patients with COVID-19, the recommendation... Read more