Nasibova EM*, Polukhov RS, Ragimov VS, Gurbanova UE and Polukhova AE
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku, AzerbaijanFulltext PDF
To evaluate the effect of prone position in patients receiving non-invasive ventilation with COVID-19. The severe form of COVID-19 cause’s respiratory symptoms in a significant number of patients, requiring more active intervention. In all countries, since the disease was first identified, it has been recognized that a large number of patients with severe COVID-19 disease develop Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and require respiratory support. Initial treatment for severe respiratory distress included early intubation and invasive ventilation as it was considered more effective than Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV). NIV includes Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP). A prone position in combination with NIV can improve oxygenation in COVID-19 patients. This can be achieved without significant side effects and, in particular, in patients with a sustained response, intubation can be avoided.
Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019 Non-invasive ventilation; Prone position; COVID-19; Continuous positive airway pressure
Nasibova EM, Polukhov RS, Ragimov VS, Gurbanova UE, Polukhova AE. Non-Invasive Ventilation in Combination with Prone Position in the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Failure Associated with COVID-19. Ann Pulm Res Med. 2020; 1(1): 1002..