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From: Mobile X-rays are highly valuable for critically ill COVID patients

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A 57-year-old female with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia had dyspnea one week after onset of symptoms of fever and diarrhea. Under high-flow oxygen inhalation, her pulse oxygen saturation (SPO2) was only 60%; thus, invasive ventilation was used with fraction of inspired oxygen 50–70% to maintain SPO2 around 95%. On Feb. 21, she underwent the first mobile X-ray, which indicated extensive pneumonia. Compared with initial X-ray, significant progress could be seen in the follow-up X-ray on Feb. 24, which was a typical “white lung.” A new intrapulmonary cavity was revealed by the second X-ray, and was significantly larger in the third X-ray on Mar. 1. The patient died of respiratory failure four days after the last X-ray

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