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
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.