Dong Jiahong, a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a renowned biliary surgery expert, arrived at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan on Tuesday with a group of experts to visit the medical staff there who are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. He held a one-and-half-hour remote consultation for a severely-infected patient in the hospital’s intense care unit together with experts in Beijing and Shanghai via a 5G network.
(Photo: People's Daily)
The patient in question was a 68-year-old male with
many pre-existing diseases that was transferred to Leishenshan Hospital on
February 10. On February 22, the patient suffered from a marked worsening
condition featuring respiratory circulatory failure and multiple organ
After timely treatment, the patient’s vital signs
gradually stabilized, though he still needed a ventilator to help him breathe.
After learning the patient’s medical history, Dong and experts in Beijing and
Shanghai praised the medical care capacity of Leishenshan Hospital.
Dong and the experts in Beijing and Shanghai analyzed
the patient’s condition based on the his medical history, biochemical
examination results and other data, and put forward clear guidance, bringing
the medical staff much more confidence in their treatment plan.
“Respiratory failure and multiple organ dysfunction
are major clinical features of critical COVID-19 patients. It’s very important
to conduct timely and effective treatment and make fine adjustments during the
process,” said Professor Li Jianguo, chief expert of the Department of Critical
Medicine in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University.
The patient examined by the experts was typical in
terms of age and condition. The 5G joint consultation offered by Dong and
senior experts from all over the country had not only helped improve the
clinical ability of the front-line medical staff, but also enhanced their
confidence, which will increase the success rate in treating critical patients.
(Compiled by Cao Mengqi)