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When somebody has ARDS, when is non-mechanical ventilation used, vs mechanical ventilation? (I'm talking no intubation, no sedation)

To clarify there are different types of ventilation where ventilation means to assist the delivery of oxygen to a patient. Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) Without significantly increasing pressure in ...
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Is my study design a case-control study?

If you are just starting with a whole bunch of patients that are on mechanical ventilation, then you have identified a cohort and you aren't doing case-control. However, this sounds like it could be ...
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When can mechanical ventilation be performed without intubation?

When patients have respiratory problems due to low oxygen saturation then you can supplement the O2 of room air by using high flow oxygen at various concentrations above room air using nasal cannulae ...
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When somebody has ARDS, when is non-mechanical ventilation used, vs mechanical ventilation? (I'm talking no intubation, no sedation)

Obviously depends on the exact case at hand, but from what I know, non mechanical ventilation (ie. Venti mask, etc.) Is only used for very mild ARDS where there is fairly good oxygenation and the ...
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Updates on mortality rate once on a ventilator with Covid-19?

I don't see that we can have that data yet, nor can it be answered simply. In Wuhan, Italy and New York when ICUs were being overwhelmed with patients, and there was a ventilator shortage, then only ...
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Do patients with VAE stay in ICU for longer time?

Ventilator-associated events" (VAE) are complications (infections and others) that usually need additional treatment, so they are usually associated with prolonged ICU "length of stay" (LOS). But ...
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How are decisions on sharing of ventilators made and how can risks of doing so be mitigated?

Placing bacteria filters on the tubing would be my go-to practice (I am a retired RT) but that seems ineffective since Viral load is much smaller than the sub-micro bacterial load the filters are ...
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Why aren't lung machines / ECMO widely used for COVID-19?

As others have mentioned ECMO is used for covid-19 patients in some locations. I think this information is readily available by searching. But I will try to provide some more information about why ...
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Why aren't lung machines / ECMO widely used for COVID-19?

Why aren't lung machines / ECMO widely used for COVID-19? They are being used University of Michigan and News Medical Beyond that, you have already suggested the "why" not being used more ...
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Could liquid ventilation offer more effective treatment for pneumonia?

The latest data on using Partial Liquid Ventilation (Total Liquid Ventilation has been shown to be unsustainable) was from a 1996 study Hirschl et al. treated 10 adults who had acute respiratory ...
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Are there standards such as ISO or from FDA for Ambu-bag (bag valve mask) size, dimenstions and design?

The following standard, EN ISO 10651-4:2002 Lung ventilators Part 4: Particular requirements for operator-powered resuscitators is for AMBU Bags!
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How many ECMO machines does China have?

China has sent 67 ECMO machines to Hubei, said Luo Junjie, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, adding that the ministry will import more ECMO machines for Hubei and ...
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Would "working out" with a respiratory muscle training device improve survivability of ARDS in patients without access to a ventilator?

You're asking for the result of a trial which hasn't been conducted yet. I suspect it's not possible to delay permanently intubation just by inspiratory muscle training given that in Italy patients ...
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