Pneumothorax in critically COVID-19 patients with mechanical ventilation

  • Allen Widysanto Siloam Hospital Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Indonesia; Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3598-2545
  • Titis Dewi Wahyuni Siloam Hospital Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Indonesia; Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1999-3287
  • Leonardo Helasti Simanjuntak Siloam Hospital Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Indonesia; Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6670-704X
  • Samuel Sunarso Siloam Hospital Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Indonesia; Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Sylvia Sagita Siahaan Siloam Hospital Kelapa Dua, Tangerang, Indonesia; Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Catherine Gunawan Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9853-0752
  • Angela Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5261-6999
  • Teodorus Alfons Pratama Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0042-0158
Keywords: COVID-19, disseminated intravascular coagulation, hypoxia, respiratory distress syndrome
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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a public health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2. A few studies reported pneumothorax in patients with COVID-19. Pneumothorax is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. Hence, it should be considered during the treatment and follow-up of patients with COVID-19. Herein, we reported four cases of pneumothorax in critical COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the ICU and treated with a mechanical ventilation. All patients were diagnosed with COVID-19, type 1 respiratory failure, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. All patients developed pneumothorax during mechanical ventilation, although the ventilator settings were set to lung-protective strategy.

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Published
2021-05-21
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Widysanto A, Wahyuni TD, Simanjuntak LH, Sunarso S, Siahaan SS, Gunawan C, Angela, Pratama TA. Pneumothorax in critically COVID-19 patients with mechanical ventilation. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2021May21 [cited 2021Jun.21];1(1). Available from: https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4798
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