Safety and Feasibility of Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in Patients With Severe COVID-19 Supported by ECMO

Conditions:   COVID-19 Pneumonia;   Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Complication;   Tracheostomy Complication;   Respiratory Failure Intervention:   Sponsor:   Hamad Medical Corporation Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Respir Med Case Rep. 2021;34:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101524. Epub 2021 Oct 6.ABSTRACTBarriers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to reduced access to Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care, leaving untreated patients at risk for various superimposed infections and malignancies such as Kaposi sarcoma (KS). We recently encountered a 37-year-old African-American male with a past medical history of HIV who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and was diagnosed with AIDS-related disseminated KS, representing the first reported case of COVID-19 infection with a newly diagnosed concomitant KS. The patient experienced mul...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionPneumomediastinum is a rare complication of COVID-19 pneumonia, and the most likely etiopathogenesis is severe pulmonary involvement, which may or may not be associated with invasive ventilatory support. Future studies with a greater number of cases should elucidate the relationship of pneumomediastinum to a probable prognostic factor.
Source: European Journal of Medical Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Conditions:   COVID-19 Pneumonia;   Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Complication;   Tracheostomy Complication;   Respiratory Failure Intervention:   Sponsor:   Hamad Medical Corporation Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We describe five of the 44 (11%) consecutive patients referred to our specialist ARDS team between April and June 2020 with confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia who developed diverse large airway pathology which comprised of: supraglottic oedema, tracheal tear, tracheal granulation tissue formation, bronchomalacia, and tracheal diverticulum. Large airway pathology may be underappreciated in severely ill patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and should be considered in patients with unexplained air leak, prolonged need for mechanical ventilatory support, and repeated failed extubation or decannulation. If suspected, such patients should...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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