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    Michelle Samuels (GRS’16) is communications senior writer and editor at the School of Public Health.  Profile

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There are 2 comments on For COVID-19 Patients, Could Breathing Easier Be as Simple as Flipping Over?

  1. Wonderful research, but please do not present it as “Pioneering research from BU University”. Nowhere in this article it is mentioned that other hospitals/doctors/researchers have been using this technique in COVID patients. Placing COVID patients on their back has been researched and implemented in Italy, Germany, New York, Chicago and Miami, just to name a few (and I am not mentioning a French study of 7 years ago). I am attaching two articles which describe this practice. This is a global pandemic involving all countries; hopefully researchers will join forces and coordinate their effort.

    “Doctors are finding that placing the sickest coronavirus patients on their stomachs – called prone positioning – helps increase the amount of oxygen that’s getting to their lungs.” “Ever since, to varying degrees, doctors in the United States have been placing ventilated ARDS patients on their stomachs”. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/14/health/coronavirus-prone-positioning/index.html (April 14, 2020).

    “…a March 30 letter to the editor in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The letter, which had been circulating in online emergency medicine communities and was written by an Italian anesthesiologist named Luciano Gattinoni, relayed findings from researchers in Germany and Italy…”
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242012816.html#storylink=cpy (April 15, 2020).

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