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SepsEast and COVID-19: Time to Make a Difference

  • Mitja Lainscak1,2
  • Alan Sustic3,4
  • Jan Benes5,6
  • Miroslaw Czuczwar7
  • Radmilo Jankovic8
  • Mikhail Kirov9
  • Roman Kula10
  • Krzysztof Kusza11
  • Matej Podbregar2,12
  • Dorel Sandesc13
  • Ovidiu Bedreag13
  • Konstanty Szuldrzynski14
  • Roman Zahorec15
  • Peter Hegyi16
  • Zsolt Molnar11,16

1Division of Cardiology, General Hospital Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenia

2Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

3Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimatology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

4Department of Clinical Medical Science II, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

5Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine in Plzen, Charles University, Czech Republic

6Biomedical center, Faculty of Medicine in Plzen, Charles University, Czech Republic

72nd Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland

8Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Clinical Center Nis, School of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia

9Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation

10Departement of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic

11Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Poznan, Poland

12Department for internal intensive care, General and Teaching Hospital Celje, Slovenia

13"V. Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania

14Department of Interdisciplinary Intensive Care Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

15Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

16Institute for Translational Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0001 Vol.16,Issue 1,June 2020 pp.1-4

Published: 30 June 2020

*Corresponding Author(s): Mitja Lainscak E-mail: Mitja.lainscak@guest.arnes.si
*Corresponding Author(s): Zsolt Molnar E-mail: zsoltmolna@gmail.com

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Abstract

SepsEast is an enthusiastic intensivists group initiative launched in 2012, with the aim to facilitate clinical and research activities in the region. Through its actions and with the motto « Together we win, divided we are slow! » several joint research projects in the fields of perioperative medicine, fluid therapy, cardiovascular monitoring and support have been conducted. In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SepsEast community is aware of its mission and is ready to take the challenge. This is mirrored by several educational, clinical and research activities including the development of a COVID-19 Registry; and an observational clinical study on cytokine adsorption in COVID-19 patients. The current pandemic should be our lesson on how to manage the global threat of infectious disease and to develop strategies for effective diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Hopefully, the SepsEast community will contribute to these developments and scientific advances in general.

Key words

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, SepsEast

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Mitja Lainscak,Alan Sustic,Jan Benes,Miroslaw Czuczwar,Radmilo Jankovic,Mikhail Kirov,Roman Kula,Krzysztof Kusza,Matej Podbregar,Dorel Sandesc,Ovidiu Bedreag,Konstanty Szuldrzynski,Roman Zahorec,Peter Hegyi,Zsolt Molnar. SepsEast and COVID-19: Time to Make a Difference. Signa Vitae. 2020. 16(1);1-4.

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