There is no dedicated treatment for coronaviruses, other than a lead related to synthetic antibodies. However, it is possible to fight the consequences of the disease in many ways. Carers learned a lot during the first year of the epidemic and studies are being done. Combined with vaccination, it helps reduce mortality. Our report at the Mont-Godinen CHU.
We met Alain Simon. Expected to be hospitalized from early November, he will finally begin his rehabilitation in a few days. He explains that the medical profession has called his relatives two or three times, “Because we thought it was over“, He agrees.
Today marks the end of a long tunnel for this coronavirus survivor, who spent more than two months in a coma. “I arrived here in the emergency room, then I don’t remember anything. completed. It was minus one, I had to go there, they had to climb on top of me. There they did what was necessary“, Explains Ellen.
The pensioner was given cortisone as soon as he entered the hospital. Small, used during the first wave of the epidemic, this treatment has now proved its value. “Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce inflammation and it helps in reducing this inflammatory response in the body. So it allows the pressure to subside, and therefore does not allow the patient to enter a thunderstorm“, Explains the head of the intensive care clinic, Geoffrey Horlitt.
We learned from patients who unfortunately died of massive pulmonary embolism
Another observation: the use of anticoagulants makes it possible to reduce the mortality rate of Kovid patients by one-third over thirty days. “We know that our patients of the first wave had thromboses, embolims, in a much more significant way than normal ones. And so we learned from patients who unfortunately died of massive pulmonary embolism. Significant cerebral thrombosis“, Specifies Geoffrey Horlitt.
Bathe the patients in advance
Finally, recourse to respiratory support is increasing rapidly. This is another lesson from the first wave. “These patients were missing. And so we intubated them in bad conditions, because we intubated them at a time when they were in dire need of oxygen. And it can unfortunately lead to death“, Indicates the head of the clinic in intensive care.
What about chloroquine and remediesvir?
Added to vaccination, these new practices make it possible to reduce the overall mortality associated with coronaviruses.
Due to lack of efficacy, “chloroquine” or “remedesavir” has been omitted in most hospitals.