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|Title:||Critical Care Management of Patients with COVID-19: Early Experience in Thailand|
Marcus J. Schultz
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Nuffield Department of Medicine
Amsterdam UMC - University of Amsterdam
|Keywords:||Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine|
|Citation:||The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. Vol.103, No.1 (2020), 48-54|
|Abstract:||Since late December 2019, the world has been challenged with an outbreak of COVID-19. In Thailand, an upper middle-income country with a limited healthcare infrastructure and restricted human resources, nearly 3,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported as of early May 2020. Public health policies aimed at preventing new COVID-19 cases were very effective in halting the pandemic in Thailand. Case fatality in Thailand has been low (1.7%), at least in part due to early stratification according to risk of disease severity and timely initiation of supportive care with affordable measures. We present our initial experience with COVID-19 in Thailand, focusing on several aspects that may have played a crucial role in curtailment of the pandemic, and elements of care for severely ill COVID-19 patients, including stratification, isolation, and affordable diagnostic approaches and supportive care measures. We also discuss local considerations concerning some proposed experimental treatments.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2020|
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