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COVID-19-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Challenges Faced in Management of Young Morbidly Obese Patient

Joshua David, R. Ebenezer, Pavan Kumar

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome in COVID-19 pneumonia, lung.protective ventilation, morbid obesity, prone ventilation

Citation Information : David J, Ebenezer R, Kumar P. COVID-19-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Challenges Faced in Management of Young Morbidly Obese Patient. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (3):267-269.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_53_22

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


In 2020, the World Health Organization described the SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory distress syndrome [ARDS]) for the first time. Millions of people were affected by the COVID virus worldwide, and many of them lost their lives too. Our center was also one health-care center that has played a significant role in managing severe ARDS patients secondary to COVID-19 infection. We want to outline the challenges faced by the respiratory therapist in managing a 24-year-old morbidly obese young male with severe ARDS due to COVID-19.

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