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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 3-7

Oxygen delivery devices in Covid-19 patients: Review and recommendation


Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abhishek Singh
AB8, Eight Floor, Main Building, Ansari Nagar East, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/BJOA.BJOA_62_20

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has become a matter of concern all over the world. This virus caused acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) in almost 67% of patients, with 71% of total patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Oxygen therapy is prudent for patients suffering fromSARS-CoV-2 at different stages of the disease. The choice of different oxygen delivery devices depends on the patient's status and its availability. In this review we will discuss the pros and cons of several oxygen delivery devices, as well as the safety precautions and personal protective equipments.


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