Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Gilead brings together experts to address the fungal infection-Covid relationship

Danielle O’Day, CEO de Gilead Sciences.

las fungal infection Their incidence is increasing. More and more patients are likely to contract one of these invasive infections, including patients with COVID-19, This is confirmed by studies presented during the 32nd edition of European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Eccmid), in which, to analyze and review the latest data and clinical developments on these two infectious diseases, Gilead ScienceThe ‘Best of Acmid 2022’ session has been organized with scientific support from the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (Seimc).

For Isabel Ruiz CampFrom Val d’Hebron University Hospital and the coordinator of this session, “This type of invasive infection has had a huge presence in Congress, as well as in COVID-19, and it is important to pause to analyze what has happened. clinical progress What are the health challenges we are facing in these infectious diseases, now that COVID-19 is also related to these serious infections, especially aspergillus fungal infection in Europe”.

Fungal diseases include, today, a high death rate and particularly affect more vulnerable patients with weakened immune states. prompt treatment And this multidisciplinary care They are, at present, essential factors to achieve better survival rates and reduce the difficulty of diagnosis, avoiding their detection at late stages. “Fungal infection exists, it will not go away. It is essential that experts are trained, prepared and above all that we can trust New therapeutic solutions and diagnostic techniques To help us in the early detection and treatment of these opportunistic infections”, Ruiz elaborated.


Covid-19, progress and results after two years of pandemic

Care of COVID-19 patients has been adapting to different stages Epidemic, in present, Vaccines Available against COVID-19 has helped reduce the severity of symptoms and control the spread of the virus and disease. However, still a group of infected patients are at risk of serious illness and people with immunodeficiency Which requires effective and safe treatment to stop the progression of the infection or to prevent referral for more serious health problems.

In this context, the coordinator of the sessions has said that “the way of dealing with Kovid-19 has completely changed. for now, and thanks to vaccines, it’s a less aggressive disease for most of the population. Now, in addition to vaccines, we have treatments that are effective in preventing hospital admission, intensive care, respiratory failure or even death in at-risk patients.”

During these two years of the pandemic, approval and access effective solution This has become essential for the management and care of the COVID patient. as explained Alejandro Martin-QuerosoFrom Madrid’s Hospital Universitario de la Paz, “About 60 percent of patients admitted with symptoms of COVID-19 were treated antiviral And this corticosteroids Available. Studies presented at Eccmid 2022 confirm that the treatment 90% reduction in admission and mortality For any reason related to coronavirus.

Similarly, during his speech at the ‘Best of COVID-19’ session, this expert reviewed some of the most striking data presented at this Congress, such as real-life studies that corroborate Benefits for covid patients and other studies that show results in a particular population such as pregnant women or transplant patients or patients ‘Long Covid’,


Participants of the meeting ‘Best of Acmid’

The online meeting coordinated by the Isabel Ruiz Camp, which brought together physicians from various specialties such as infectious disease specialists, emergency doctors, hematologists, microbiologists and intensivists, intervened: Carolina Garcia Vidalfrom the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona; anna alstruiMore of Madrid’s Carlos III Institute of Health (ISCIII) Alejandro Martin-Querosoof La Paz University Hospital in Madrid.

While it may include statements, data or notes from health institutions or professionals, the information contained in medical writing is edited and prepared by journalists. We advise the reader to consult a health professional on any health-related questions.

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