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How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & COVID-19 Treatment

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This video illustrates how viruses such as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can cause pneumonia or widespread lung inflammation resulting in ARDS.
Includes evidenced-based ARDS treatment breakthrough strategies: Low tidal volume ventilation, paralysis, and prone positioning.


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Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Clinical and Exam Preparation Instructor
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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You can’t be an actual doctor due to your outstanding penmanship

Author β€” Jason Jo

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So instead of wasting your money on toilet paper you should be donating money for the purpose of making additional breathing machines.

Author β€” Joseph Upton

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Speechless, I wish teachers taught like this.

Author β€” Netty

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Unfortunately for me I’m probably double the risk as I only have one lung and I’m elderly. I’m doing everything that is being suggested except hoarding toilet paper.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Gotta keep my sense of humor or I’d go nutsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.
Stay safe and good luck to all

Author β€” Nelson Holt

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Who else has asthma and is scared for dear life? Everyone keeps saying, "oh dont worry it only hurts people with underlying conditions like asthma etcs." Great. Thanks. Good to know I could die and everyone else is safe πŸ˜‘

Author β€” Sseraphim

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Finally, someone actually explains how this kills! Not just how it spreads, or how many cases there are.

Author β€” Dedar Doo

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have to say this....this Doc is MY Doc and he's WONDERFUL! he's BRILLIANT. Lucky to have

Author β€” patti watanabe

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Wow- my mother had ARDS back in 1992 ! They suggested we take her off of the ventilator, not much was known about ARDS back then. We told them we wanted to try to save her. We had her sent to Drake Rehab center in Cincinnati OH for months. She lived and was actually on the news because of her miraculous recovery. I had no idea that the Corona Virus is causing ARDS ! She was in the ICU for over a month and her whole body blew up like a balloon. It was so scary, but thank God, she made it through .

Author β€” BabySue

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I was 2 minutes into the video and it was already the most interesting video I’ve seen this year!! So much knowledge.

Author β€” keyboard freedomfighter

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I was a hypochondriac 35 years ago and got over it! I feel like from hearing about all this Coronavirus I am starting to feel like a hypochondriac again!!! Lol!

Author β€” Megan Ruch Watercolors

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If you were a teacher in my school, I would be a doctor today.

Author β€” Rahul Marskole

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"Knowledge is Power!" Too many people on Earth don't understand the pure simple meaning behind that!

Author β€” 910AM Superstation Funnies

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Finally a good medical explanation without strange words and letters popping out. Thank you very much!

Author β€” bai

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One can only hope that every doctor in the world who treats Corona patients knows about "prone positioning".

Author β€” Nomen Nominandum

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Whatever happened europeons to your homeopaths? Back in the day I heard that when homeopathic remedies came into the spanish flu etc. disaster that all of a sudden the death rates started to fall and then finally stopped.. Why, how could so called know it all modern day european controlled medical world just act like drugs is the answer when the homeopathics was proven to work I don't see the reasoning... Trump said he's very excited about the drugs, probably because he has a lot of $$ riding on those drugs.huh..

Author β€” Roman Oliveira

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The terrifying thing is that there are not nearly enough ventilators for all the potential victims.

Author β€” Smoovie119

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I've been a critical care nurse most of my adult life, & I remember these changes as they happened. This was aa very good synopsis of ARDS & how to treat it, & I'm very grateful. For this crisis, I just hope we have enough vents for everyone who needs one. Having said that, everyone wash your hands & stay home. Take care!

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Thank you for the great job you've done in explaining how this virus affects our body!!!πŸ’•πŸ’―

Author β€” P. W.

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Best to share with all health professionals.

Author β€” Linda Martin