Coronavirus: the plasma therapy of the recovered is also working in Novara

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In Novara, the plasma taken from the first donor and transfused to a person in intensive care worked from the first transfusion.

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The treatment with plasma of people recovered from Covid-19 continues to give positive results. In Novara, the trial began on April 15 and has already given important results to date: the plasma taken from the first donor and transfused to a person who was in intensive care has worked since the first transfusion. The patient is now out of resuscitation.





A few days ago, the news of Pamela, the pregnant woman who tested positive for coronavirus and healed in Mantua thanks to therapy with hyperimmune plasma, and of other 20 patients who managed to overcome the disease through the transfusion of plasma from recovered people.

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The trial launched in Novara by the Transfusion Medicine Service, directed by Dr. Gennaro Mascaro, followed a protocol designed at the San Matteo Polyclinic in Pavia, with the collaboration of the Medical Direction and the Anesthesia and Resuscitation Facility.

At the moment, eight recovered patients have donated their plasma, which will be used in as many patients who will demonstrate compatibility.

"To determine if the plasma transfusion from a convalescent person can be used in the treatment of critically ill patients with coronavirus infection - explains Dr. Mascaro - it is necessary to determine the amount of specific antibodies: if the conditions exist, we perform the collection of this" hyperimmune plasma 'and then we can proceed with the transfusion in critically ill patients in intensive or subintensive care. It should be emphasized that after collection the plasma is further treated by us (inactivation) in order to cancel the possible presence of other viruses. The results obtained with the first transfusion confirm the validity of the protocol ".

The treatment with plasma of people recovered from Covid-19 works with the AOU of Novara

Posted by Major University Hospital of Charity on Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Well so, in the rosiest prospects, plasma can one day be used to prevent disease in people most exposed to the virus or most at risk, including healthcare personnel, and could represent an important tool in anticipation of a possible wave of contagion during the next autumn to stop any new outbreaks in the bud.


Source: AOU Novara

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