Formes sévères de COVID-19

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Checklists for hospitals

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients. ECDC: Stockholm; 2020.

Patient admission to ICUs

Swiss Society Of Intensive Care Medicine. Recommendations for the admission of patients with COVID-19 to intensive care and intermediate care units (ICUs and IMCUs). Swiss Med Wkly. 2020 Mar 24;150:w20227. Fulltext:

Management of critically ill patients

Thomas-Ruddel D, Winning J, Dickmann P, et al. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): update for anesthesiologists and intensivists March 2020. Anaesthesist. 2020 Mar 24. Fulltext:

Excellent detailed update for anesthesiologists and those working in intensive care.

Sorbello M, El-Boghdadly K, Di Giacinto I, et al. The Italian COVID-19 outbreak: experiences and recommendations from clinical practice. Anaesthesia. 2020 Mar 27. PubMed: Fulltext:

Detailed practical recommendations, based on experiences in Italy. Key elements of clinical management, airway management, personal protective equipment and non-technical aspects.

Matthay MA, Aldrich JM, Gotts JE. Treatment for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Mar 20. pii: S2213-2600(20)30127-2. PubMed: Fulltext:

Brief overview of therapeutic options for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Poston JT, Patel BK, Davis AM. Management of Critically Ill Adults With COVID-19. JAMA. 2020 Mar 26. Fulltext:

Short recommendations, made by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

Stam HJ, Stucki G, Bickenbach J. Covid-19 and Post Intensive Care Syndrome: A Call for Action. J Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 14. PubMed: Full-text:

Overview of post-intensive case survivors who have been mechanically ventilated.

Lyons C, Callaghan M. The use of high-flow nasal oxygen in COVID-19. Anaesthesia. 2020 Apr 4. PubMed: Full-text:

Well-balanced review about the pros and cons of high-flow nasal oxygen.

Smereka J, Puslecki M, Ruetzler K, et al. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID-19. Cardiol J. 2020 Apr 14. pii: VM/OJS/J/68313. PubMed: Full-text:

A brief review on ECMO.

Pragmatic recommendations from Italy on mechanical ventilation and management of sepsis.

Endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy, airway management and staff safety

Cook TM, El-Boghdadly K, McGuire B, McNarry AF, Patel A, Higgs A. Consensus guidelines for managing the airway in patients with COVID-19. Anaesthesia. 2020 Mar 27. PubMed: Fulltext:

Luo M, Cao S, Wei L, et al. Precautions for Intubating Patients with COVID-19. Anesthesiology. 2020 Mar 19. PubMed: Fulltext:

Lentz RJ, Colt H. Summarizing societal guidelines regarding bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Respirology. 2020 Apr 11. PubMed: Full-text:

Loftus RW, Dexter F, Parra MC, Brown JR. Importance of oral and nasal decontamination for patients undergoing anesthetics during the COVID-19 era. Anesth Analg. 2020 Apr 3. PubMed: Full-text:

Cheung JC, Ho LT, Cheng JV, Cham EYK, Lam KN. Staff safety during emergency airway management for COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Feb 24. pii: S2213-2600(20)30084-9.

Triage for intensive-care treatment

Swiss Academy Of Medical Sciences. COVID-19 pandemic: triage for intensive-care treatment under resource scarcity. Swiss Med Wkly. 2020 Mar 24;150:w20229. PubMed:


An P, Ye Y, Chen M, Chen Y, Fan W, Wang Y. Management strategy of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia in the radiology department: a Chinese experience. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2020 Mar 25. PubMed:

Pragmatic recommendations for patient care in the radiology department

Zhang Y, Zhang X, Liu L, Wang H, Zhao Q. Suggestions for infection prevention and control in digestive endoscopy during current 2019-nCoV pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Endoscopy. 2020 Apr;52(4):312-314. PubMed: Full-text:

Brief workflow to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the endoscopy center

Casini A, Alberio L, Angelillo-Scherrer A, et al. Thromboprophylaxis and laboratory monitoring for in-hospital patients with Covid-19 – a Swiss consensus statement by the Working Party Hemostasis. Swiss Med Wkly. 2020 Apr 11;150:w20247. PubMed: Full-text: Med Wkly. 2020;150:w20247

Thromboprophylaxis and laboratory monitoring

Tay JK, Koo ML, Loh WS. Surgical Considerations for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 PandemicLessons Learned From the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0764.

How to perform a tracheostomy

Hanley B, Lucas SB, Youd E, Swift B, Osborn M. Autopsy in suspected COVID-19 cases. J Clin Pathol. 2020 Mar 20. pii: jclinpath-2020-206522. PubMed:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Considerations related to the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020.

Recommendations for conducting autopsies