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All COVID-19 patients were treated in the medical ICU of the university hospital Münster, Germany, required a period of MV and received a dilatational tracheostomy during the course of the disease. Following our in-house guidelines, patients were referred by the medical team for a flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) when they had been weaned from the respirator, and based on clinical bedside evaluation, decannulation was considered unsafe. FEES was carried out by a neurologist (R.D.) and a speech and language pathologist (L.-M.H.) and followed a previously established protocol (see below). Demographics and clinical characteristics, such as severity of ARDS (classified according to [8]), length of MV, number and type of complications, days on antibiotics, findings of neurologic examination, etc, were extracted from the medical records. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients for their data being included in this case series, and the nature of the study was approved by the local ethics committee (2016-391-f-S).

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