Continuous Lower Abdominal Compression as a Therapeutic Intervention in COVID-19 ARDS

Clin Med Insights Circ Respir Pulm Med. 2021 Dec 7;15:11795484211053476. doi: 10.1177/11795484211053476. eCollection 2021.


We report the case of a patient with severe COVID-19 ARDS, suggesting a possible therapeutic intervention by applying a continuous lower abdominal compression. In order to assess ventilation distribution, a lung CT scan was performed with and without lower abdominal compression.

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