Doctors turned to prone positioning in critical plasma patie
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Doctors at Bandra’s Lilavati Hospital turned to prone positioning—placing the patient face down—which seemed to increase oxygen supply to his lungs. Flipping the patients, or placing them on their stomach, opens up parts of the lungs which were otherwise struggling to get oxygen.

53-year-old, came to hospital with a positive report on April 20, went on a ventilator after developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), On life support for six days now and transfused the first dose of 200ml plasma from a recovered patient on April 25 night.

More than 48 hours after the city’s first patient was administered plasma therapy, his condition continued to be critical on April 27, although there were hints of marginal improvement on a few clinical parameters.

“We will have to give it some time to know whether plasma therapy has worked. From newer antivirals and antibiotics, we are trying everything possible to save him. We tried prone positioning as well. His oxygenation improved to some extent in the prone position,” said Dr Ravishankar.

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