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Management of critically ill elderly COVID-19 patient with severe comorbidities in the intensive care unit: Missed palliative care!


 Department of Anaesthesia, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Prashant Sirohiya,
Department of Anaesthesia, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_299_20

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 disease (COVID-19) pandemic is not just about medical management in intensive care units (ICUs). The old population and those with severe comorbidities and chronic illnesses are more prone to die due to COVID-19 infection and integrating palliative care support in ICUs is the need of the hour. However, during this pandemic, there is a clear lack of palliative care in ICUs due to several barriers which we will discuss in this particular case.


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