Tag: intubation

Less Aerosolization With Some Nasogastric Intubation Procedures

Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a Belgian...

Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks

The keys to effective resuscitation in the hospital setting include effective compression and early defibrillation, a hospitalist told colleagues. She also urged them to consider...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

Nebulized Surfactant Shows Promise in Large Cohort

Nebulized delivery of surfactant reduced the need for intubation and liquid surfactant administration by half among newborns with signs of respiratory distress syndrome, according to...

Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury

Prehospital plasma, administered soon after injury, appears to improve survival for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new analysis suggest. Administration of...

Expert Tips on Infection Control

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Charles Griffis This starts with observing droplet precautions to prevent...

Options and Cautions for Patients with COVID-19

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians intubated many patients with respiratory insufficiency because of concern for aerosolization with other methods. “We were concerned that, if...

COVID Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leslie Cutitta said yes, twice, when clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital...

Antigen Test Approval, Caring for Patients at Home

Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: “Real-Time” Antigen Test Approved The US Food and...

Intubation Boxes, Patients Refusing Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Intubation Boxes May Do More Harm Than Good in COVID-19 Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Clear aerosol boxes designed to keep COVID-19 patients’ airborne droplets from...

Jury Out Over Prone Position in Nonintubated Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 patients who require oxygen supplementation but who do not undergo...

Healthcare Worker Risk, Prone Positioning

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

‘Flavor of the Month’ or Valid COVID-19 Treatment?

On March 31, soon after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized emergency use of antibody-packed plasma from recovered patients with COVID-19, Marisa Leuzzi...

New Guidance to Protect Providers, Manage Stroke in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An international panel of stroke experts from 18 countries has issued...

Evidence Builds Linking Anticoagulation to COVID-19 Survival

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Use of systemic anticoagulation may improve the chance of survival in...

Early Oxygen Therapy Vital for Pregnant Patients With COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 05, 2020 — Pregnant patients with severe COVID-19 need special treatment considerations, particularly with regard...

Neurologists Dust Off Their Stethoscopes, Join COVID Frontlines

Wilkinson recommends that neurologists looking to join multidisciplinary COVID-19 efforts should review the acute patient management and best practices for prescribing palliative care. “These...

Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Patients with COVID-19 (Fleischner Society, 2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 27, 2020 — An multinational consensus statement from the Fleischner Society on the role of chest...

Procedures in Known/Suspected COVID-19 Guidelines (2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 —The guidelines on performing procedures in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 were...

COVID-19–Related Airway Management Clinical Practice Guidelines (SIAARTI/EAMS, 2020)

It is advisable to perform neuromuscular monitoring. Employment of a videolaryngoscope, ideally disposable but with a separate screen to minimize patient contact, is strongly...