When: Tuesday October 27 at 10 AM EST – Where: Anywhere in the World – Price: Free
You may have heard about outpatient treatment for COVID-19. The concept is to treat early, to curb the development of the disease, and thereby reduce the need for hospitalization and the likelihood of death. But what precisely is outpatient treatment for COVID-19, and how to implement it in practice? This is the topic of this webinar that will be presented by the esteemed Dr Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, from the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute in Dallas, Texas. Dr. McCullough is an internationally recognized authority on the evaluation of medical evidence concerning contemporary issues in medicine and has published widely with > 1000 publications and > 500 citations in the National Library of Medicine. He took a keen interest in early outpatient treatment for COVID-19, and together with an international team of medical doctors and scientists, mostly from the USA and Italy, he developed an algorithm for the outpatient treatment of COVID-19. This work was published, after peer review, in the American Journal of Medicine on August 6, 2020, with the article titled “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection.” The article outlines key pathophysiological principles that relate to the patient with early infection treated at home. Therapeutic approaches based on these principles include 1) reduction of reinoculation, 2) combination antiviral therapy, 3) immunomodulation, 4) antiplatelet/antithrombotic therapy, and 5) administration of oxygen, monitoring, and telemedicine. The proposed algorithm is based on age and comorbidities and allows for a large proportion to be monitored and treated at home during self-isolation with the aim of reducing the risks of hospitalization and death.
About Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, FACP, FACC, FCCP, FAHA, FNKF, FNLA, FCRSA
After receiving bachelor degrees in science and in public health from Baylor University and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Dr. McCullough completed his medical degree as an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, cardiology fellowship including service as Chief Fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, and master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCullough is an internationally recognized authority on the evaluation of medical evidence concerning contemporary issues in medicine and has published widely with > 1000 publications and > 500 citations in the National Library of Medicine. Dr. McCullough has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster and has published the first guidance for the medical treatment of ambulatory patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. Finally, he has published a widely read OPED series on COVID-19 in TheHill.
See our previous article about the outpatient treatment algorithm.
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