Tailoring steroids in the treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia assisted by CT scans: Three case reports

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J Xray Sci Technol. 2020 Jul 14. doi: 10.3233/XST-200710. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

In this article, we analyze and report cases of three patients who were admitted to Renmin Hospital, Wuhan University, China, for treating COVID-19 pneumonia in February 2020 and were unresponsive to initial treatment of steroids. They were then received titrated steroids treatment based on the assessment of computed tomography (CT) images augmented and analyzed with the artificial intelligence (AI) tool and output. Three patients were finally recovered and discharged. The result indicated that sufficient steroids may be effective in treating the COVID-19 patients after frequent evaluation and timely adjustment according to the disease severity assessed based on the quantitative analysis of the images of serial CT scans.

PMID:32675436 | DOI:10.3233/XST-200710

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