Int J Family Med Prim Care | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Study | Open Access

Obesity - COVID-19 and Mechanical Ventilation of Intubated Patient

Maria D

Department of Anesthesia, General Hospital of Larisa, Greece

*Correspondance to: Maria D 

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Obesity as a disease causes a restrictive lung disease and is a sufficient predisposing factor for difficult ventilation of the patient in the ventilator. In addition to covid-19, the phenomenon of “hard lung” is observed as the ventilation of intubated patients is very arduous and recruitment requires a lot of effort. The combination is quite difficult as these patients oppose the ventilator. This paper aims to explore the link between obesity and mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 patients


Obesity; COVID-19; Respiratory rate; Immune system;Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019


Maria D. Obesity - COVID-19 and Mechanical Ventilation of Intubated Patient. Int J Fam Med Prim Care. 2021; 2(1): 1030.

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