Search Tag: COVID-19 pneumonia

ICU Management

Tocilizumab and COVID-19 Pneumonia

2020 26 Oct

Tocilizumab is a humanised monoclonal antibody that binds human interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptors. It is generally used in inflammatory arthritis, giant cell arteritis and cytokine release syndrome after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.   Tocilizumab has come under close scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early observations from China... Read more

IT Management

AI Tool Helps to Reduce COVID-19 Mortality

2020 25 Aug

A team at Hospital Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS has created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, which stratifies hospitalised COVID-19 patients according to possible symptom complications. In turn, this allows provision of personalised treatment. As a result of this approach, significant reduction in early mortality rates was observed.  ... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging features in COVID-19 - Experience from Wuhan

2020 18 May

A study was conducted in China to evaluate the CT scan features of patients with COVID 19 pneumonia. The study looked at the CT scan imaging features in 100 COVID-19 pneumonia patients (mean age 52.3 years) without acute respiratory distress syndrome. A total of 272 CT scans were read and evaluated based on the different stages of the disease. The... Read more

ICU Management

Is COVID-19 Pneumonia ARDS or Not?

2020 18 Apr

COVID-19 pneumonia meets the ARDS Berlin definition. However, it is a specific disease with peculiar phenotypes. The primary characteristic is the dissociation between the severity of the hypoxaemia and the maintenance of respiratory mechanics. Patients with respiratory compliance that is lower or higher than the median value experience severe hypoxaemia. ... Read more

ICU Management

In China, Ultrasound Is Helping Doctors Fight COVID-19

2020 26 Mar

Before he begins a 12-hour shift working with patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, Professor Xiaoting Wang puts on three layers of gloves and gowns, a mask and an air-purifying respirator that looks like something out of a movie. The equipment makes it hard for him to bend down, hard for him to walk around.... Read more