High-flow Oxygen Therapy via Tracheostomy to Liberate COVID-19-induced ARDS from Invasive Ventilation: A Case Series
Sourabh Phadtare, Kiran Shetty
COVID-19-associated ARDS, High-flow oxygen therapy via tracheostomy, Patient–ventilator interaction, Ventilator-induced lung injury, Weaning from mechanical ventilation
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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.
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, HFOTTrachealwas successfully employed to wean two CARDS patients from the mechanical ventilator.
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