Prone Position in Non-intubated Patients with COVID-19, a Useful Maneuver to Avoid Mechanical Ventilation: A Literature Review

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Juárez-Villa Daniel
Mora-Ruiz Pablo
Sáenz-Luna Carlos
Zavala-Jonguitud Luis
Olascoaga-Lugo Arturo
Flores Guillermo
Zepeda-Quiroz Iván


The spectrum of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ranges from asymptomatic to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Prone position has been widely used in ARDS patients with mechanical ventilation and its benefits have been proven. This maneuver can be extrapolated to non-intubated patients with COVID-19, avoiding mechanical ventilation in some patients. Previous reports have demonstrated the benefits of this intervention.

Prone position, COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome, SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

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Daniel, J.-V., Pablo, M.-R., Carlos, S.-L., Luis, Z.-J., Arturo, O.-L., Guillermo, F., & Iván, Z.-Q. (2020). Prone Position in Non-intubated Patients with COVID-19, a Useful Maneuver to Avoid Mechanical Ventilation: A Literature Review. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 32(12), 5-14.
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