Intensive care during the 2019-coronavirus epidemic.

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Intensive care during the 2019-coronavirus epidemic.

Med Intensiva. 2020 Mar 30;:

Authors: González-Castro A, Escudero-Acha P, Peñasco Y, Leizaola O, Martínez de Pinillos Sánchez V, García de Lorenzo A

On 31 December 2019, the Health Commission of Hubei Province of China first unveiled a group of unexplained cases of pneumonia, which WHO subsequently defined as the new coronavirus of 2019 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 has presented rapid person-to-person transmission and is currently a global pandemic. In the largest number of cases described to date of hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 disease (2019-nCoViD), 26% required care in an intensive care unit (ICU). This pandemic is causing an unprecedented mobilization of the scientific community, which has been associated with an exponentially growing number of publications in relation to it. This narrative literature review aims to gather the main contributions in the area of intensive care to date in relation to the epidemiology, clinic, diagnosis and management of 2019-nCoViD.

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