• Intubation rate of patients with hypoxia due to COVID-19 treated with awake proning: A meta-analysis.

      Cardona, Stephanie; Downing, Jessica; Alfalasi, Reem; Bzhilyanskaya, Vera; Milzman, David; Rehan, Mehboob; Schwartz, Bradford; Yardi, Isha; Yazdanpanah, Fariba; Tran, Quincy K (W.B. Saunders, 2021-01-27)
      Our search identified 1043 articles. We included 16 studies from the original search and 2 in-press as of October 2020 in our analysis. All were observational studies. Our analysis included 364 patients; mean age was 56.8 (SD 7.12) years, and 68% were men. The intubation rate was 28% (95% CI 20%-38%, I2 = 63%). The mortality rate among patients who underwent awake PP was 14% (95% CI 7.4%-24.4%). Potential sources of heterogeneity were study design and setting (practice and geographic).