Timothy G. Gaulton, Giacomo Bellani, Giuseppe Foti, Michael J. Frazer, Barry D. Fuchs, Maurizio Cereda

Publicação: Critical Care Explorations – Volume 2 – Edição 9 – p e0216
Ano: 20 de setembro de 2020



In coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), larger body weights are associated with respiratory dysfunction and the requirement of mechanical ventilation, particularly in younger individuals (1). Alarmingly, over 70% of the adult population in the United States is obese or overweight (2). Therefore, determining safe and effective ways to improve respiration and avoid intubation in this population is critical.