Most critically ill COVID-19 patients survive with standard treatment

Most critically ill COVID-19 patients survive with standard treatment

Most critically ill COVID-19 patients survive with standard treatment
MAY 13TH, 2020 A FOCUS, MEDICAL PRACTICE

Clinicians from two US hospitals report that the majority of even the sickest patients with COVID-19 – those who require ventilators in intensive care units – get better when they receive existing guideline-supported treatment for respiratory failure.

Clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, have found that the majority of even the sickest patients with COVID-19 get better when they receive existing guideline-supported treatment for respiratory failure. During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals around the world have shared anecdotal experiences to help inform the care of affected patients, but such anecdotes do not always reveal the best treatment strategies, and they can even lead to harm. To provide more reliable information, a team led by Dr C Corey Hardin, an assistant professor of medicine at MGH and Harvard Medical School, carefully examined the records of 66 critically ill patients with COVID-19 who experienced respiratory failure and were put on ventilators, making note of their responses to the care they received.

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