Tracheal intubation in patients with severe and critical COVID-19: analysis of 18 cases.
[Tracheal intubation in patients with severe and critical COVID-19: analysis of 18 cases]. Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2020 Mar 30;40(3):337-341 Authors: Wang J, Lu F, Zhou M, Qi Z, Chen Z Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with severe or critical coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) receiving tracheal intubation. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics of 18 severely or critically ill patients with COVID-19 undergoing tracheal intubation. The general demographic and clinical data of the patients including their age, gender, pre- intubation state of consciousness and the ventilation mode were recorded. The anesthesiologists performing the tracheal intubation procedure evaluated and recorded the tracheal intubation conditions of the patients. The changes in the vital signs of the patients before anesthesia induction and after intubation were recorded. RESULTS: The average ages of these patients were 70.39±8.02 years. Fifteen patients (83.33%) received non- invasive ventilation before tracheal intubation, and 13 patients (72.22%) were conscious before tracheal intubation. After induction of anesthesia, the blood pressure and heart rate of the patients decreased significantly (P
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