Tag: respiratory failure

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...