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Old 07-04-2020, 15:42   #1
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A new approach to COVID19 treatment

A new approach to treatment?

From a blog:
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog...acute-covid-19

The Doctor’s YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/k9GYTc53r2o

This NYC ER doc thinks that COVID19 resembles high altitude sickness and not pneumonia, that it is a blood disease that presents as a lung disease and that using ventilators set at high pressure to force air into lungs is damaging lungs. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is normally treated by forcing high pressure air into lungs that have exhausted and failing diaphragm muscles that are unable to draw in enough air to properly oxygenate the blood. What this doc says he is seeing is blood that is unable to uptake sufficient oxygen from the air, like being at high altitude: you can still draw in lots of air, but there isn’t enough oxygen in that air. In this case the blood is not able to take in the available oxygen and that using the standard settings on ventilators to treat ARDS is damaging lungs. He says we still need all the ventilators we can get, but that they need to be set at different pressures.

Reports from Italy and Germany are agreeing with this too. This could be the game changer we are all hoping for: a new therapy. Perhaps this is why Germany has such a low fatality rate? Anyone how has read my posts throughout this outbreak knows that I am a glass 1/2 empty person, but this gives me hope. My wife the cardiac ICU RN with decades of experience with ventilators agrees that he might be onto something.
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus
“The fast-growing list of possible treatments for the novel coronavirus includes an unlikely candidate: famotidine, the active compound in the over-the-counter heartburn drug Pepcid. On 7 April, the first COVID-19 patients at Northwell Health in the New York City area began receiving famotidine intravenously, at nine times the heartburn dose. Unlike other drugs the 23-hospital system is testing, including Regeneron’s sarilumab and Gilead Science’s remdesivir, Northwell kept the famotidine study under wraps ...”
... As of Saturday, 187 COVID-19 patients in critical status, including many on ventilators, have been enrolled in the trial, which aims for a total of 1174 people. Reports from China and molecular modeling results suggest that the drug, which seems to bind to a key enzyme in the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), could make a difference. But the hype surrounding hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine—the unproven antimalarial drugs touted by President Donald Trump and some physicians and scientists—has made Tracey wary of sparking premature enthusiasm. He is tight-lipped about famotidine’s prospects, at least until interim results from the first 391 patients are in. “If it does work, we’ll know in a few weeks,” he says ...”
Morehttps://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...st-coronavirus
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

Right on, Woody and Gord!

Also, in terms of getting rid of Covid the old-fashioned way - pronate!

In other words, lie on your stomach and cough. Do NOT give the virus the opportunity to settle in your lungs. This article breaks it down for patients already on ventilators, but hoping to avoid that stage entirely, lie on your couch - stomach down - hang your head off the edge, switch on NetFlix - and cough.

(This is for people who've actually contracted the virus, obviously.)

https://www.aacn.org/blog/ards-covid...nation-therapy

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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

We must continue to listen to the science and medical experts and follow their advice, it truly has been and is the only way forward. Encouraging information fingers crossed!

Stay smart, stay healthy, fair winds all,
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

I watched a docudrama (“Rush”) about Nikki Lauda, yesterday. After his 1976 crash & burn at Nürburgring, part of his treatment was vacuuming his lungs.
He recently (2018) underwent a mechanical lung replacement, and has also required kidney transplants, in 1997 and 2005.

Is this a legitimate medical treatment for Pulmonary Edema?
Might it be useful in some cases of Covid treatment?

"Rush"https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/articl...h-daniel-bruhl
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

Using suction to remove fluids from lungs is a common procedure.
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What? No clinical trials of Lysol yet?
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

How COVID-19 symptoms develop, and how long they last
Note that the averages represent typical cases, and there tends to be a wide range at all stages of the disease.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/typic...sion-1.5546949
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

Hopes rise on coronavirus drug remdesivirhttps://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3128885

Also ➥ https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01295-8
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has terminated[*1] a grant supporting research[*2], in China, on how coronaviruses, such as the one causing the current pandemic, move from bats to humans.

1. Partial transcript of email exchanges in which NIH cuts off grant funding to EcoHealth Alliance
https://www.sciencemag.org/sites/def...ril%202020.pdf

2. UNDERSTANDING THE RISK OF BAT CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCE
https://projectreporter.nih.gov/proj...304&icde=49645

Morehttps://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...es-critics-say

Intelligence Community Statement on Origins of COVID-19
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsro...ns-of-covid-19
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Re: A new approach to COVID19 treatment

Is it safe to go to the ER during COVID-19?
Doctors say they want Canadians to know it’s safe to seek care.
“... Because the emergency department is known as the light in the house of medicine that's always on and it's on for anyone, at any time, for anything. So please, don't be afraid to come to the emergency department, if you think you're having an emergency.”
Much more ➥ https://www.cbc.ca/radio/is-it-safe-...d-19-1.5553011
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How Long Will a Vaccine Really Take?
A very interesting, comprehensive, & informative article. [too much info' to summarize accurately]
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...=pocket-newtab
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Advance care planning for End of Life
Without clearly documented plans, research indicates family members are wrong about the preferences of their loved ones, approximately one-third of the time [*1].
Sadly, palliative care research suggests that, fewer than 10 per cent of people with serious life-limiting illnesses, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or congestive heart failure (CHF) have "advance care planning” [*2] conversations, before it is too late.
If you are in the hospital and cannot speak, your family will be asked to make decisions for you. In this time of COVID-19, they may even have to make those decisions by phone, to keep themselves safe.
In these difficult times, you can show your love and compassion for them, by being prepared.

1. “The Accuracy of Surrogate Decision Makers A Systematic Review” ~ by David I. Shalowitz, et al.
Clinicians currently rely on patient-designated and next-of-kin surrogates to make end-of-life treatment decisions for incapacitated patients. Surrogates are instructed to use the substituted judgment standard, which directs them to make the treatment decision that the patient would have made if he or she were capacitated. However, commentators have questioned the accuracy with which surrogates predict patients' treatment preferences ...
Conclusions Patient-designated and next-of-kin surrogates incorrectly predict patients' end-of-life treatment preferences in one third of cases. These data undermine the claim that reliance on surrogates is justified by their ability to predict incapacitated patients' treatment preferences. Future studies should assess ...”
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...article/409986

2. “Advance Care Planning”https://www.cdc.gov/aging/advancecareplanning/index.htm
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