Nitric oxide inhalation as an interventional rescue therapy for COVID-19-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Ann Intensive Care. 2020 May 20;10(1):61
Authors: Kobayashi J, Murata I
COVID-19 is an emerging disease of public health concern. While there is no specific recommended treatment for COVID-19, nitric oxide has the potential to be of therapeutic value for managing acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with COVID-19. However, inhaled nitric oxide has not yet been formally evaluated. Given the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the large numbers of hospitalized patients requiring respiratory support, clinical use of inhaled nitric oxide may become an alternate rescue therapy before extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with COVID-19.
PMID: 32436029 [PubMed]