How should be treated, severe cases of COVID-19?
The majority of the severe cases of COVID-19, which require ventilation, seems to be able to by means of a standardized treatment for lung failure are treated. Such a treatment reduces according to a recent study, the mortality rate of people suffering massively.
In the current study of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, it was found that a standard therapy for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome achieved very good results in the medical care of severe COVID-19-cases. The results of the study were published in the English journal “the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine”.
Experiences from hospitals do not always lead to the best treatment
During the COVID-19-pandemic, houses exchange sick around the world experience, to improve the care of affected patients. Such figures reveal, however, is not always the best treatment strategies, and can even lead to damage, report the researchers.
Severe cases of COVID-19 must be treated with a ventilator
During the COVID-19-pandemic, many people become seriously ill. This must then be taken to an intensive care unit with the help of a Ventilator and treated. The researchers have been trying to use standard therapies for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in order to treat seriously ill COVID-19-Affected.
66 difficult to COVID-19 ill persons were examined
For the study, the records of 66 critically ill patients with COVID-19 were evaluated. In these individuals, a respiratory was failure and they had to be connected to a ventilator. The researchers studied options for treatment, and recorded the response of the Affected.
Severe cases of COVID-19 led to ARDS
The Team noted so that the most serious cases of COVID-19 lead to a syndrome called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This life-threatening lung disease can be caused by a variety of pathogens.
There are already various effective therapies for ARDS
“The good news is that we are studying ARDS for over 50 years, and a number of effective, evidence-based therapies with ARDS can be treated,” says study author Dr. Hardin from the Massachusetts General Hospital in a press release.
Ill languages well to treatment
These therapies, which include, for example, the ventilation in the prone position, have been applied in the case of the Participants in the current study. The seriously ill people to languages as expected well to the treatment, adds the expert.
Mortality rate was reduced massively
It is important that the mortality rate among critically ill COVID-19-Patients were treated in this way, was 16.7 percent. This Rate was not nearly as high as the other hospitals reported mortality rates. In addition, time of 34 days, were at a median follow-up 75.8 per cent of the diseased people in need of a ventilator from the intensive care unit fired.
Further research is needed
On this basis, the researchers recommend in people with acute respiratory distress syndrome as a result of a COVID-19-disease evidence-based ARDS treatments to apply, and standardized clinical trials before new therapies can be considered. (as)