The pandemic is
by no means over. Although we have vaccines, many conflicting reports regarding
their efficacy and safety have confused many. This has resulted in a
substantial size of the population to stay away from being vaccinated. Until
now there are no antiviral medications that we can use to effectively halt the
progress of the disease in those who have contracted it.
We are thus left to deal with COVID-19 without any cure in sight. As there is no magic bullet in sight, we are left with our ingenuity, courage, and compassionate bedside care, using our tools to the best of our ability. Employing this approach, we believe early treatment may assuage this terrible disease.
This book deals with this appalling situation in a comprehensive manner by providing health care workers with solutions and strategies to deal effectively and efficiently to help patients overcome this terrible viral infection. These are strategies and solutions that have worked very well in real-life situations and have proved to be effective and reliable. These take into account not only various stages of the COVID-19 infection but also deal with the immense isolation that the disease has caused along with other satellite problems.
This book not only helps to deal with the health care crisis but goes beyond by anticipating and preventing possible long-term complications and sequelae that follow COVID-19 infections.
The unique selling points of this book include:
- A global international and practical perspective to care written by international authors.
- The majority of the authors are not only clinicians, scientists, and scholars, they have also personally cared for thousands of patients afflicted and critically ill with COVID-19.
- It is thorough in its approach and covers everything from epidemiology to management.
Jose Iglesias, DO, is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the N.J. School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.
Paul E. Marik, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Joseph Varon, MD, FCCP, FCCM, is Editor-in-Chief for Critical Care and Shock and Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews. Dr Varon has become a world leader for his work on COVID-19 and his co-development of the MATH+ protocol to care for such patients.
Christopher de Souza, DORL, MS, DNB, FACS (USA), FRCS (England), is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery. He is presently Consultant ENT - Head Neck Surgeon, Lilavati Hospital and Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai. On the faculty of SUNY, Brooklyn, New York (USA) and LSUHSC, Shreveport (USA) for 26 years.