Lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic in Italy – A commentary

Authors

  • Antonio Minni Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Massimo Ralli Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Francesca Candelori Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Fabrizio Cialente Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Lucia Ercoli Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
  • Claudio Parlapiano Department of Clinical Sciences and Internal Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy
  • Antonio Greco Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Marco de Vincentiis Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2020.4847

Keywords:

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, early diagnosis, prevention, pandemic

Abstract

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Italy has been one of the most affected countries in Europe and the second for number of deaths. In this commentary, we discuss some lessons that we learned as health-care providers working in a large public hospital during the pandemic, with a special focus on the importance of infection containment and early diagnosis, the role of swab, serological tests, home isolation and individual protection  devices, and the available therapies and management indications to better face a possible new outbreak in the near future. These comments should stimulate a more diffused, efficient, and efficacious management of COVID-19 patients, also reducing the number of admissions to hospital emergency departments and the related spread of the infection.

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Published

01-02-2021

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Lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic in Italy – A commentary. Biomol Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];21(1):117-9. Available from: https://bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/4847