Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
Along with the emergence of innovative methods of treatment COVID-19 physicians suggest not to forget about the proven methods of infection control, in particular, transfusion of donor blood.
Such action, according to scientists, accelerates the recovery of patients and reduce the symptoms of the disease symptoms.
This is stated in the recent study, which was conducted by scientists from Sweden and Finland, writes Daily Mail.
Talking about the plasma treatment that is gaining popularity in different countries. It was found that patients younger than 60 therapy eliminates the disease in less than a week. Antibody rich plasma treats more elderly patients within 10-30 days. Here we are talking about severe COVID-19.
The authors of the study refer to the results of other research works, which showed the ability of plasma treatment to treat the coronavirus, its safety and effectiveness.
Officially, the transfusion of plasma is not recognized as a method of treatment of a coronavirus, but it is used for experimental purposes in different countries, including Russia and Belarus.
Until recently, scientists had not conducted any assessment of the effectiveness of therapy in a placebo-controlled study, which is the gold standard of science. In this study one group of patients receives plasma transfusion, and the second — a placebo.
Preliminary results of a randomized and controlled study in China suggest that the plasma treatment and placebo gives approximately the same result, and thus a blood transfusion will not help.
And yet doctors refer to positive experiences: not at all, but in some severe cases, this technique helps to cure the disease.
In particular, there is speculation that antibodies in the blood of recovered patients strengthen the immune system those who are experiencing the infection is mild or severe form.
As you know, the treatment with plasma for almost a century used to treat other infections. The process of giving plasma takes about 45 minutes, then physicians filter the blood through a special machine to remove the plasma. This process is called plasmapheresis.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that in Ukraine are experiencing the drug to treat COVID-19 made from blood plasma.