- Seattle COVID study patients showed very high mortality (67%) in patients >age 70 with comorbidities. As of March 17, 2020, Mechanical ventilation was initiated in 15 patients (71%). Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was observed in 15 of 15 patients (100%) requiring mechanical ventilation and 8 of 15 (53%) developed severe ARDS by 72 hours. Although most patients did not present with evidence of shock, vasopressors were used for 14 patients (67%) during the illness. Cardiomyopathy developed in 7 patients (33%). As of March 17, 2020, mortality was 67% and 24% of patients have remained critically ill and 9.5% have been discharged from the ICU, the group wrote.(1) (Full article link in JAMA available below – open access).
A Seattle intensivist Dr Nick Mark MD has made a 1 page cheat sheet FOAMed resource for acute covid management, see below.
Here it is enlarged for a printable version.:
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