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Filovirus hemorrhagic Fever outbreak case management: a review of current and future treatment options.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21987752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Testing an innovative therapy for filovirus hemorrhagic fever (FHF) in an outbreak setting may be years away. Moreover, beyond anecdotal evidence, little is known about best practice for outbreak case management. Currently, Médecins Sans Frontières and others provide FHF patients with basic supportive treatment. We describe and discuss treatment possibilities, challenges, and potential next steps for FHF outbreak case management. More comprehensive supportive treatment, including vital sign monitoring, intensive care components, and goal-directed interventions may contribute to improved clinical outcome; the feasibility and effectiveness of this more comprehensive supportive treatment should be assessed. Our outlined summary may assist future FHF outbreak case management teams to create collaborative platforms and develop relevant treatment protocols aimed at improving clinical outcome.
Authors:
Paul Roddy; Robert Colebunders; Benjamin Jeffs; Pedro Pablo Palma; Michel Van Herp; Matthias Borchert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  204 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1537-6613     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S791-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières-Spain, Barcelona, Spain.
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