Tag: respiratory failure

1. A lower oxygenation target was shown not to decrease the 90-day mortality in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure compared to a high oxygenation target. 2. Additionally, an increase in the median percentage of days alive after hospital discharge was not significantly different in patients between the two oxygenation...
1. Investigators analyzed 181 cases of COVID-19 outside of Wuhan and estimated that the median incubation period is 5.1 days (95% CI 4.5 to 5.8 days), with 97.5% of infected individuals showing symptoms within 11.5 days (95% CI 8.2 to 15.6days). 2. Investigators estimate that 101 out of 10,000 cases...
1. Children of all ages were susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, with infants and younger children being most at risk for severe and critical illness. There was only 1 death reported. 2. Across all age groups, 94% of children had asymptomatic, mild, or moderate illness. 5% had severe illness, and <1%...
1. Study findings suggest that early administration of intravenous dexamethasone during acute respiratory distress syndrome may decrease duration of mechanical ventilation and mortality rates. Evidence Level: 1 (Excellent) Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), characterized by acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, is associated with significant mortality rates and currently have...