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COVID-19 Scan for Nov 20, 2020 | CIDRAP – CIDRAP

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Study details tracheal injuries in long-term ventilated COVID patients
A study yesterday found that 47% of COVID-19 patients who required prolonged mechanical ventilation developed potentially life-threatening tracheal (airway) complications.
The JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery study found that COVID-19 patients were significantly more likely to suffer full-thickness tracheal lesions (FTTL)tears extending through the tracheal muscle walland tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEF)an abnormal connection…

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