IMA-Uttarakhand and IMA Himachal Pradesh welcome doctors to an interactive experience sharing recorded session on “Reinfection in COVID-19 patients; experience sharing and expert discussions“
Highlights of webinar UK and HP
Module 1: Experience in treating mild to moderate cases with use of Favipiravir. (Dr Puneet Tyagi)
●Mild case definition and two categories (without and with risk factors)
○Treatment of mild cases without risk factors ( at home) prognosis , investigations and treatment w
●Moderate case definition
○Treatment of mild cases with risk factors / moderate cases ,Admission in ward
○Investigations and treatment given
●Severe category / Critical Case need to managed in ICU
●Discharge criteria (patients with symptoms and patients without symptoms)
●Treatment of Patients with persistent symptoms and negative rtpcr and covid antigen positive CT scan findings
●When how why and how much discussed
●Advantages of favipiravir
●Disadvantages of favipiravir
●Studies and experience shared
●Helpful if given early
Measures taken to protect Health care workers (Doctors) explained
Module 2: Experience in treating severe COVID patients & use of Remdesivir (Dr Malay Sarkar)
●Moderate category explained
●High risk of severity in co morbid patients
●Role and indication of antibiotics discussed
●Remdesivir discussed in detail
●Use of steroids in COVID -19 discussed
●Investigational therapy described
●Benefits of early self-prone position in awake non-intubated patient discussed
●Contraindications explained VTE
●COVID associated coagulopathy discussed
●To give or not to give discussed
●Devices used in management
●Discussion of efficacy of various devices
Module 3: Reinfection in COVID-19 patients (Dr Minakshi Dhar)
●Aim of the presentation
●How long to Isolate COVID-19 patients?
●What about Reinfection?
●Whether RTPCR should be done discussed
Measure followed at AIIMS
●Role of serologic testing discussed
●Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel explained
●Persistent viremia OR Reinfection discussed
●Can a person catch the disease a second time?
●While experts grapple with these questions
●Stick to their recommendations:
●practice physical distancing and wash your hands as often as you can
●EVEN IF YOU CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND RECOVERED.
Question and Answers of participants were addressed in form on interactive discussion
We wish you a great learning experience and thank IMA-UA & IMA-HP for hosting this session. We also thank our sponsors Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. to make this program possible.
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