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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 6 ( June, 2021 ) > List of Articles


High-flow Oxygen Therapy via Tracheostomy to Liberate COVID-19-induced ARDS from Invasive Ventilation: A Case Series

Sonali Vadi, Sourabh Phadtare, Kiran Shetty

Citation Information : Vadi S, Phadtare S, Shetty K. High-flow Oxygen Therapy via Tracheostomy to Liberate COVID-19-induced ARDS from Invasive Ventilation: A Case Series. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (6):724-728.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23858

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Lung involvement with differing phenotypes characterizes COVID-19-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (CARDS). The liberation of these patients from mechanical ventilation has been challenging. Excessive stress and strain following increased respiratory efforts spiral their vulnerable lung tissue into ventilator-induced lung injury vortex. The use of high-flow oxygen therapy via tracheostomy (HFOTTracheal)eases weaning process. As a safe option for both the patient and the healthcare workers, HFOTTracheal was successfully employed to wean two CARDS patients from the mechanical ventilator.

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