Proning modus operandi in pregnancies complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19

Liviu Cojocaru, Ozhan M. Turan, Andrea Levine, Linda Sollecito, Susan Williams, Emad Elsamadicy, Sarah Crimmins & Sifa Turan
Prone positioning has been widely utilized in ARDS management before and during the COVID-19 pandemic due to its demonstrated mortality benefits. In pregnancy, proning requires careful attention to often overlooked physiologic changes in pregnancy and additional technical challenges accompanying a gravid abdomen. The purpose of this manuscript is to demonstrate a proning technique that was successfully used at our institution to avoid premature delivery of the fetus while improving maternal outcomes. All technical challenges are...
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