But that is a side note for this article- as my first official act was to go on FB and check out the page- got a friend request from a perfusionist in Bangalore, India-
Anyway I would like to thank Geetha Murugesan for pointing me to the video below on a successful ECMO recovery in the province of Wuhan China. This sort of reminds me of 10 years ago when the H1N1 virus broke out throughout the world and there were waves of expectations that we were going to use ECMO extensively in the treatment and recovery for these patients. That was not the case, I did however put one patient on ECMO that had H1N1 during this time.
Our team discussed this when we were doing an add-on case for Saturday morning, and our surgeon pointed out that our annual flu virus would kill more people than this new coronavirus. This point was pretty valid, due to the fact that we vaccinate to avoid getting flu, but once we have it we treat the symptoms and the predicted mortality in the most extreme cases is less than 5%.
I included the video below not because it provides any clinical insight or recommendations for treatment and therapy, more so to highlight the different cultural approaches not only in terms of our clinical environment, but also the way social media from different countries vary in terms of news content delivery.
Most significantly, anytime a population encounters a new disease or hybrid strain, there is invariably a certain amount of public hysteria or misperception in terms of the “what’s gonna happen to all of us” question? The following discussion thread below is from the YouTube video, and runs the gamut of emotions versus reality in terms of responses or comments submitted by readers who viewed the video.
I think President Roosevelt enunciated most clearly what I interpret as the end result of everything stated in the comment section below- “We have nothing to fear-but FEAR itself”. I highly doubt that except for an isolated case or two – that we shall see any sort of ECMO explosion related to this new virus. Of course that is NOT a prognostication or prediction- It is a PRAYER 🙂
God Speed and God Bless.
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And…. The Countless Responses.
Coronavirus patient in Wuhan expected to leave hospital after ECMO support
Everyone I know you guys think this man is faking his recovery but don’t let your thoughts get to you so soon because he could be telling the truth. Let’s all gather in my comment to pray for the losses to have a safe journey to heaven and those who are still fighting the disease to have a fast recovery now let’s gather around and start praying “father, help the ill of there time of need to recover from this horrible illness and keep those who did not survive there battle have a safe journey to heaven, amen.” Scientists if you are reading my comment I will be chearing you guys in spirit to find that cure as soon as you can, don’t give up keeping going
keep the news free-flowing, the public has confidence in the govt and the health services dept. when this is over, China will have gained invaluable experiences in public health care protocols and strengthening unity of the nationals.
Is this a CCP propaganda channel or something? 100+ have died, thousands are infected, the city is on locked down, they are constructing an 2 emergency hospitals and this channel is effectively saying that 1 man is “cured!” ♂️. Say it as it is so the world can put the needed resources to curb this disaster. Must be very frustrating to live in China.
Hey as per recent news even pneumonia is a symptom. People who recover can have it back again. Check what Australia doctors are saying too. This is not something that can be recovered. This is cover up. Just look at videos being uploaded by citizens not these news.