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Plasma therapy cures 50% of corona-hit people in Kuwait

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Death rate cut by 27% for moderately infected

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The head of the plasma treatment committee, Dr Sundus Al-Sharida, said the blood plasma therapy contributes to early recovery from ‘coronavirus’ infection by more than 50 percent and reduces the death rate by 27 percent for moderately infected people, and 30 percent for high-risk people as the vital signs of the body improve.

Dr Sundus Al-Sharida

Al-Sharida told Al-Seyassah daily the first research experiment was conducted on 368 random samples of moderate and severe cases, of which 135 underwent plasma treatment.

She added the mortality rate for moderate cases that were not subjected to treatment was 29.7% and for severe cases it was 57.1%, while the death rate for moderate cases that underwent plasma treatment was 11.4% and for high-risk cases 30%, which means a decrease in mortality rate with plasma therapy which is 27 percent for moderate cases and 17.3 for severe cases.

After the announcement of the publication of Kuwait’s first research experiment for plasma treatment in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases a few days ago, Al-Sharida stated the random sample for the second research experiment was 640, and it was divided into six categories, equally between moderate and severe cases, and each of them included three categories, the first was not subject to plasma treatment, the second subjected for treatment with a normal dose, and the third for treatment with a double dose of plasma.

Regarding the first research experiment, Al-Sharida noted the results of the experiment on several levels — treatment with blood plasma contributed to early recovery, reduced mortality, and improved vital signs of the body. She indicated that the results showed early recovery for moderate and severe cases as well, as the maximum number of discharges from the hospital for severe cases which was within 8 days, a decrease of more than 50 percent from the previous one, because the patient’s stay in the hospital ranged between 15 to 50 days.

She explained that one of the positives of plasma therapy is the improvement of the vital signs of the body, as laboratory analyzes showed improvement in some signs within three days to a week of treatment, and an improvement in oxygen levels after the first to third day of treatment.

By Marwa Al-Bahrawi Al-Seyassah Staff

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