Initial Real-Life Experience from a Designated COVID-19 Centre in Athens, Greece: a Proposed Therapeutic Algorithm

Abstract We report our initial experience with the management of a mixed group of patients with COVID-19 infection, admitted and treated in a designated COVID-19 centre in the Athens Metropolitan area over a 4-week period. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic presented a huge challenge to the Greek National Healthcare System and healthcare workers. Their response so far has been miraculously effective. Since there are essentially no therapeutic guidelines yet for this disease, we relied mainly on our medical intuition, our empathy for our patients and team work to do the best possible for 49 people with this infection. We present the therapeutic algorithm we gradually developed (on the job) and applied in our patients, based on continuous creative brainstorming and monitoring of the literature..

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2020

Publication:

2020

Contained In:

SN comprehensive clinical medicine - 2(2020), 6 vom: 26. Mai, Seite 689-693

Language:

English

Contributors:

Baraboutis, Ioannis G. [Author]
Gargalianos, Panagiotis [Author]
Aggelonidou, Eleni [Author]
Adraktas, Andreas [Author]

Links:

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Keywords:

Adult respiratory distress syndrome
Antimicrobial therapy
Bovine coronavirus
C-reactive protein
COVID-19 infection
Coinfections
Corticosteroids
Cytokine release syndrome
D-dimer
Ferritin
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Immunomodulatory therapy
Interleukin-1
Interleukin-6
Lung microbiota
Oral candidiasis
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor
Viral replication

doi:

10.1007/s42399-020-00324-x

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

SPR040131912