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One ventilator for two patients: feasibility and considerations of a last resort solution in case of equipment shortage

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  • Tommaso Tonetti Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Alberto Zanella Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Lombardia, Italy Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milano, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Giacinto Pizzilli Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Charlene Irvin Babcock Department of Emergency Medicine, Ascension St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sergio Venturi Covid-19 Commissioner, Emilia-Romagna Region, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Stefano Nava Department of Clinical, Integrated and Experimental Medicine (DIMES), Respiratory and Critical Care Unit, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Antonio Pesenti Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Lombardia, Italy Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milano, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • V Marco Ranieri Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Professor V Marco Ranieri; m.ranieri{at}unibo.it
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Tonetti T, Zanella A, Pizzilli G, et al
One ventilator for two patients: feasibility and considerations of a last resort solution in case of equipment shortage

Publication history

  • Received March 26, 2020
  • Revised March 31, 2020
  • Accepted April 1, 2020
  • First published April 23, 2020.
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May 15, 2020

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