COVID-19 disease: Acute respiratory distress syndrome and prone position

Rosie Reece-Anthony, Grace Lao, Chris Carter, Joy Notter

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Patients who develop severe COVID-19 disease can develop respiratory failure and subsequently Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). However, it has to be noted that these patients may not follow the typical ARDS disease trajectory. The causes of this paradox are complex and not yet fully understood, with the result that varying pathophysiological hypotheses have been proposed. This article describes ARDS in COVID-19 patients and the use of the conscious and unconscious prone position as an intervention to improve oxygenation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinics in Integrated Care
Issue number100024
Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 26 Nov 2020


  • ARDS; COVID-19; Critical care; Pandemic; Prone position; SARS-CoV-2


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