COVID-19 Outbreak in France: Setup and Activities of a Mobile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Team During the First 3 Weeks

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 –related disease, coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19), mainly is characterized by respiratory manifestations, with approximately 15% to 30% of patients developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).1 The World Health Organization guidelines recommend to proceed to venovenous extracorporeal membran e oxygenation (ECMO) for eligible patients with COVID-19–related ARDS only in centers with “sufficient case volume to ensure clinical expertise.”2 The Amiens ECMO center received many calls from several hospitals in the region about refractory ARDS secondary to COVID-19 during the first weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has quickly spread globally, causing a real pandemic. In this critical scenario, lung cancer patients scheduled for surgical treatment need to continue to receive optimal care while protecting them from an eventual severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Adequate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and a COVID-19 specific intraoperative management are paramount in order to prevent cross infections.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis and prescription of treatment for BPH during the COVID-19 pandemic should be based on telemedicine and joint protocols for primary care attention and urology. Elective surgical treatment can be delayed until we are in phases I or II, individualizing the surgical and anaesthetic technique of choice to minimize risks. PMID: 32538810 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research
THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that spread from Wuhan, China, in December 2019 became a global pandemic within about 2 months, causing more than 330,000 deaths worldwide so far (at the time of writing).1 This has forced hospitals in the most affected countries and regions around the world to rearrange their activity, creating new spaces and pathways while reducing nonurgent admissions and health services.2 Although only a minority of patients infected with the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) develop symptoms severe enough to require intensive care unit (ICU) admission,3 th...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
We describe our center's methodology for pediatric patient risk stratification to facilitate responsible use of endoscopic resources during this crisis. We also describe our recommendations for use of personal protective equipment by endoscopists, with the goal of ensuring the safety of ourselves, our anesthesiology and endoscopy staff, and our patients.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Special Features Source Type: research
This article addresses specific concerns for the anesthetic management of the pediatric population with COVID-19. PMID: 32438527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research
Conclusions: This case suggested that negative pressure operating room, skillful medical team, and enhanced personal protective equipment including N95 masks, surgical cap, double gown, double gloves, shoe covers, and powered air-purifying respirator are required at the hospital for safe delivery in such a case. PMID: 32229802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
THE CURRENT pandemic stemming from severe acute respiratory syndrome –related coronavirus-2 began in December 2019 with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China.1,2 Since the initial cases, the outbreak has spread rapidly around the world, presenting health care systems with a global health crisis. This enveloped virus has an incubation period up to 14 days and pro duces a spectrum of clinical disease in humans.3 It can vary from mild upper respiratory tract infection with fever and cough to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome that may progress to sepsis and multiorgan failure.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Rashi Sarna, Chashamjot Bawa, Lalit MehdirattaIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(4):267-274 World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic” on March 11th, 2020. India has already reached Stage 2 (local transmission) and the Indian Government, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is taking all necessary steps to halt the community transmission(Stage 3). Anaesthesiologists and intensivists around the globe are making untiring efforts akin to soldiers at the final frontier during war. All efforts pertaining to adequate...
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
This article explores the practical considerations and recommended measures for performing regional anesthesia in this group of patients, focusing on control m easures geared towards ensuring patient and staff safety, equipment protection, and infection prevention. By doing so, we hope to address an issue that may have downstream implications in the way we practice infection control in anesthesia, with particular relevance to this new era of emerging infec tious diseases and novel pathogens. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is not the first, and certainly will not be the last novel virus tha...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This article explores the practical considerations and recommended measures for performing regional anesthesia in this group of patients, focusing on control measures geared towards ensuring patient and staff safety, equipment protection, and infection prevention. By doing so, we hope to address an issue that may have downstream implications in the way we practice infection control in anesthesia, with particular relevance to this new era of emerging infectious diseases and novel pathogens. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is not the first, and certainly will not be the last novel virus that ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
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