Covid-19 Time of Intubation Mortality Evaluation (C-TIME)

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This invention describes software that uses a scoring system for calculating the probable mortality of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia at the time they require mechanical ventilation.

Worldwide there have been over 208 million cases of severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and over 4.37 million of these cases resulted in death of the patient. In the United States alone there have been nearly 37 million cases of SARS-CoV-2. Although, as of August 2021, 51% of the population has been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, it is still imperative that treatments be available because rates of vaccine skepticism remain high. This leaves millions of people still unprotected from SARS-CoV-2.

Currently, with the delta variant in wide circulation and vaccination rates lagging, there are still many hospitalized patients who face the risk of being put on a ventilator (intubated) which vastly decreases their chances of mortality. This invention will help to determine the risk of mortality when patients are intubated.


  • Mortality evaluation tool at the time of intubation for COVID patients


  • Objective approach to triage of limited resources
  • Accurate prognosis at the time of ventilator initiation for clinicians and families
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Contact For More Information:
Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager, Eller College of Mngmt & OTT
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Craig Heise
Robert A. Raschke
Pooja Rangan
Sumit Agarwal
Suresh Uppalapu
Nehan Sher