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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-33

Intubation and invasive Mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome patients


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Level III UN Hospital, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Naval Hospital, Goa, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Level III UN Hospital, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shibu Sasidharan
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Level III UN Hospital, Goma
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mjhs.mjhs_5_21

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is highly infectious and primarily a respiratory infection. The presentation is often in the form of atypical pneumonia which if not detected and managed effectively, progresses to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Due to the atypical nature, rapid spread and sheer magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, the guidelines for mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 ARDS are still evolving. In this review, we have attempted to examine the emerging evidence on the same to further our knowledge on the subject.


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