2020, Number 4
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ABSTRACTIn recent times, SARS-Cov-2 infection has changed the way we view global public health. Patients with coronavirus may have no symptoms or present mild, moderate, severe, or critical symptoms. Patients can be managed on an outpatient basis (66%) or hospital (34%); in the hospital context, they may require an intensive care unit. It has been documented that 3% of those hospitalized need mechanical ventilation. Sedation, analgesia, and management of the acute confusional state present interesting considerations; in COVID-19, cardiac, coagulatory, renal, nervous, cognitive changes, among others, may occur. The purpose of this document is to provide information for the clinician.
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