Supplemental oxygen in surgical patients with COVID-19.

Published on Aug 30, 2020in Journal of Anesthesia1.628
· DOI :10.1007/S00540-020-02850-3
Gabriel Enrique Mejía-Terrazas3
Estimated H-index: 3
Eunice López-Muñoz5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Mexican Social Security Institute)
#1Kunihisa Hotta (Jichi Medical University)H-Index: 5
The treatment of surgical patients who are confirmed or suspected of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a challenge for all anesthesiologists. The safety of both patients and healthcare workers should be taken into consideration when performing anesthesia management for patients with COVID-19. General anesthesia requiring airway intervention may exacerbate COVID-19 pneumonia, and aerosol generation during airway intervention risks COVID-19 transmission to medical staff. However, regional ane...
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#2Constança PenedosH-Index: 1
Last. Humberto S Machado (University of Porto)H-Index: 5
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) refers to the respiratory tract infection caused by the newly emergent coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The present pandemic, declared on the 11th of March 2020, was first recognized in Wuhan city, and rapidly spread throughout China and other countries, including Portugal. Regional anesthesia should be considered whenever surgery is planned for a patient with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, as it minimizes not only airway management, the intervention with the highest...
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#1A. C. Binks (Wollongong Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2S. M. Parkinson (Wollongong Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last. V. Sabbouh (Wollongong Hospital)H-Index: 1
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#1Arshad Kudrolli (Clark University)H-Index: 38
#2Brian Chang (Clark University)H-Index: 5
Last. William McGee (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 18
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We investigate the dispersal of exhalations corresponding to a patient experiencing shortness of breath while being treated for a respiratory disease with oxygen therapy. Respiration through a nasal cannula and a simple O2 mask is studied using a supine manikin equipped with a controllable mechanical lung by measuring aerosol density and flow with direct imaging. Exhalation puffs are observed to travel 0.35 ± 0.02 m upward while wearing a nasal cannula, and 0.29 ± 0.02 m laterally through a simp...