Team spirit coping with the emergency

Good morning, afternoon, evening, 

there are uncountable stories that could be said. This emergency made us face such a new reality that we won't be the same as before. 

I chose a collective one.

On February 29 Castelsangiovanni Hospital in Piacenza became the first to be wholly dedicated to the patients with Coronavirus.

Using heparin at high doses they could have both effects: reduce inflammation of the lungs and avoid intravasal coagulation of pulmonary capillaries. With just the oxigen, there is no chance to have it into the blood. Administering heparin, the pulmonary circulation is less thrombotic and the damage is reduced.

After a first hospital so many other started the same treatment with due authorizations, and mortality decreased. In South America too the success of the treatment was very remarkable. 

After meeting so many years ago with the common interest for the English language as a professional tool to be used in conferences, I recently had the chance to be helpful translating the study protocol by the doctor who perceived by intuition how heparin could be useful with his patients at Castelsangiovanni hospital in such an emergency.

It's due to the dedication of so many doctors and healthcare professionals, that so many patients could survive, experiences worth being listened to.

If you have any, we will welcome them here, replying with interest. 

Anna - Coordinator

Source: photographs available on the Internet, received by the protagonists themselves as documentation and updating.      

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