Treatment of patients with severe and critical covid

We hear very little about sny devellpments to improve outvomes of severe and critical patients eith covid19. Are there any positive improvements which may reduce mortality and morbidity? Eg convalescent serum use. Vaccination does not hrlp zctive disease and will probably be 2 years away in reality.

Why the contribution is important

An improvement in outcomes would allow earlier return to something approaching normality.

by GJBB on May 11, 2020 at 02:24PM

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  • Posted by davidcoffield May 11, 2020 at 14:44

    I would love to hear how we're getting on with this kind of thing.
  • Posted by Nichola1234 May 11, 2020 at 16:34

    https://www.scotblood.co.uk/news/find-out-more-about-convalescent-plasma-donation/ The Scottish National Blood Service is working on a convalescent plasma program. They’re fairly close to starting collection
  • Posted by CathyBenson May 11, 2020 at 18:19

    Other countries such as Cuba are trying anti-viral treatments, sometimes in combination, and they seem to have positive results. Maybe they're being trialled here? But I haven't heard anything about it here. Also, I read that some hospitals in England are using small machines used for sleep apnea, instead of ventilators -they are apparently less invasive and require less oxygen. I wonder if they're being used in Scottish hospitals yet?
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