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Novel technique using surgical scrub sponges to protect the nose and face during prone ventilation for coronavirus disease 2019.
Stubington, T J; Mansuri, M S.
  • Stubington TJ; Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital, UK.
  • Mansuri MS; Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital, UK.
J Laryngol Otol ; 134(8): 735-738, 2020 Aug.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-678491
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Coronavirus disease 2019 is an international pandemic. One of the cardinal features is acute respiratory distress syndrome, and proning has been identified as beneficial for a subset of patients. However, proning is associated with pressure-related side effects, including injury to the nose and face.

METHOD:

This paper describes a pressure-relieving technique using surgical scrub sponges. This technique was derived based on previous methods used in patients following rhinectomy.

CONCLUSION:

The increased use of prone ventilation has resulted in a number of referrals to the ENT team with concerns regarding nasal pressure damage. The described technique, which is straightforward and uses readily available materials, has proven effective in relieving pressure in a small number of patients.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Pressure / Respiration, Artificial / Surgical Sponges / Prone Position / Coronavirus Infections / Pandemics Type of study: Prognostic study Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: J Laryngol Otol Journal subject: Otolaryngology Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S0022215120001590

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Pressure / Respiration, Artificial / Surgical Sponges / Prone Position / Coronavirus Infections / Pandemics Type of study: Prognostic study Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: J Laryngol Otol Journal subject: Otolaryngology Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S0022215120001590