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Reducing Coughs in Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation Using the Supraglottic Airway Device I-gel in a Patient with COVID-19

Version 1 : Received: 5 April 2020 / Approved: 7 April 2020 / Online: 7 April 2020 (12:33:07 CEST)

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We report smooth weaning from mechanical ventilation in a patient with COVID-19. The use of the supraglottic airway device can cause fewer coughs in weaning from mechanical ventilation. This procedure avoids the aerosol-generating procedure, tracheal extubation, and is beneficial in terms of occupational health for health care workers.


Covid-19; airway extubation; aerosols; laryngeal masks; occupational health


Medicine and Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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