At Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, Dr. Nicholas Caputo followed 50 patients who arrived with low oxygen levels between 69 and 85 percent (95 is normal). After five minutes of proning, they had improved to a mean of 94 percent. Over the next 24 hours, nearly three-quarters were able to avoid intubation; 13 needed ventilators. Proning does not seem to work as well in older patients, a number of doctors said.NYTimes – What Doctors on the Front Lines Wish They’d Known a Month Ago
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This is fascinating. I haven’t worked in health care in years at this point, but I never would have thought of proning in a COVID case. The logic holds — I’m happy to see it working to some extent.