Term:Mechanical ventilation

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patients ill with COVID-19 and going through a severe course of it are often put in intensive care (units) where they are mechanically ventilated


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The benefits of baricitinib plus remdesivir for persons on mechanicalventilation are uncertain.

Source: https://www.idsociety.org/globalassets/idsa/practice-guidelines/covid-19/treatment/idsa-covid-19-gl-tx-and-mgmt-v4.4.1.pdf

While mechanical ventilation is a potentially life-saving intervention, it can worsen lung injury and, through ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), contribute to multiorgan failure in patients with ARDS

Source: https://www.sccm.org/getattachment/Disaster/SSC-COVID19-Critical-Care-Guidelines.pdf


This treatment effect was most pronounced among those who required high-flow oxygen or non-invasive ventilation but were not on invasive mechanical ventilation .

Source: https://files.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/guidelines/covid19treatmentguidelines.pdf

This trial did not demonstrate a benefit of CP in hospitalized patients with mild to moderate ARDS who are not receiving mechanical ventilation.

Source: https://files.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/guidelines/covid19treatmentguidelines.pdf


  • invasive mechanical ventilation
  • non-invasive mechanical ventilation
  • high-flow/supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation
  • to require/need mechanical ventilation
  • need for mechanical ventilation
  • duration of mechanical ventilation


  • mechanical ventilation: 4
  • invasive mechanical ventilation: 25
  • need for mechanical ventilation: 288
  • duration of mechanical ventilation: 441


Variants and synonyms

  • intubation


Patients with the more severe form of SARS often required mechanical ventilation.

Source: https://www.bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(17)36204-9/fulltext

Invasive mechanical ventilation ensures oxygenation and ventilation via positive pressure delivered through a secure airway.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666084920303223?via%3Dihub


They were then admitted to the intensive care unit and supported with mechanical ventilation.

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep41601


  • (non)invasive mechanical ventilation
  • required mechanical ventilation
  • prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • to require/necessitate/need mechanical ventilation
  • to receive/undergo mechanical ventilation
  • to initiate mechanical ventilation


  • mechanical ventilation: 168
  • intubation: >1000


Variants and synonyms

  • ventilation


A total of 1,136 people are hospitalised, with 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-covid-vaccine-booster-schools-cases-deaths/


  • ventilation: >1000


No instances of "mechanical ventilation" were found in the press corpus. The example provided is the only instance of a synonymous use of "ventilation", which is otherwise used to refer to the process of aerating indoor spaces.


The concept is absent from the corpus.