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Head Neck ; 42(7): 1374-1381, 2020 Jul.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-305887


BACKGROUND: An increasing number of COVID-19 patients worldwide will probably need tracheostomy in an emergency or at the recovering stage of COVID-19. We explored the safe and effective management of tracheostomy in COVID-19 patients, to benefit patients and protect health care workers at the same time. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 11 hospitalized COVID-19 patients undergoing tracheostomy. Clinical features of patients, ventilator withdrawal after tracheostomy, surgical complications, and nosocomial infection of the health care workers associated with the tracheostomy were analyzed. RESULTS: The tracheostomy of all the 11 cases (100%) was performed successfully, including percutaneous tracheostomy of 6 cases (54.5%) and conventional open tracheostomy of 5 cases (45.5%). No severe postoperative complications occurred, and no health care workers associated with the tracheostomy are confirmed to be infected by SARS-CoV-2. CONCLUSION: Comprehensive evaluation before tracheostomy, optimized procedures during tracheostomy, and special care after tracheostomy can make the tracheostomy safe and beneficial in COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control , Cross Infection/prevention & control , Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/prevention & control , Occupational Health , Pandemics/prevention & control , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control , Tracheostomy/methods , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , China , Cohort Studies , Female , Humans , Intubation, Intratracheal , Male , Middle Aged , Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures , Pandemics/statistics & numerical data , Retrospective Studies , Risk Assessment , Tertiary Care Centers
Psychiatry Res ; 288: 112953, 2020 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-45836


A series of unexplained pneumonia appeared in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, which is highly contagious. The virus is prone to nervous and anxious psychological reactions. In the objective environment of complex and densely populated hospitals, it is a high-risk area for virus-transmitted infections and children generally have lower immunity who are more likely to develop infections. The results showed that the mental health problems of parents of hospitalized children during the epidemic were more serious, and the anxiety and depression were more obvious.

Child, Hospitalized , Coronavirus Infections , Pandemics , Parents , Pneumonia, Viral , Adult , Anxiety/epidemiology , Betacoronavirus , Child , China/epidemiology , Coronavirus Infections/psychology , Depression/epidemiology , Female , Humans , Male , Parent-Child Relations , Parents/psychology , Pneumonia, Viral/psychology