Canada News – A team of Canadian researchers who try to treat patients with the Coronavirus with a modified form of dialysis see promising signs that they are able to ward off deadly immune system reactions to the Coronavirus.
According to Chris McIntyre, the lead doctor at the Lawson Institute for Health Research in London, for CTV in Ontario on Wednesday morning, patients’ reactions and response to treatment were very positive.
It is believed that researchers are the first to consider the use of dialysis machines, which are commonly available in ICUs for the treatment of patients whose immune system responses to fight the Corona virus include acute infection, as this inflammation is known as cytokine.
In the normal state, the body produces cytokines to fight infection, and then this production stops once the virus is defeated, but during the cytokine storm the immune system does not stop the formation of cytokines, and this leads to harm to the body and to potentially deadly results.
During the early days of the epidemic some members of the McIntyre research team traveled to northern Italy to help patients there, and McIntyre indicated that, according to their reports, it is clear that the first part of the disease is acute pneumonia, but the second part of the disease for patients in the intensive care units is partly linked to inflammation, where it was assumed Researchers may be able to combat this inflammation by washing the kidneys by removing white blood cells that are resistant to inflammation, chemically treating them and returning them to the body.
Currently, the team monitors 40 patients who are seriously ill due to the Corona virus, and half of them receive intensive care, while the other half of the patients undergo hemodialysis, and if the blood pressure in the second group is stable and the need to use pressure drugs decreases, this is a sign of successful treatment.
McIntyre stated that if the modified dialysis method succeeds, it can become widespread at low cost and relatively easily, as the equipment used is found in almost all ICUs around the world.
It should be noted that the treatment can also be applicable to anyone who develops septicemia while in the intensive care unit, according to what McIntyre also said.
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