The H1N1 pandemic presents acute care researchers with an extraordinary challenge and an unprecedented opportunity. By early October, 2009, there had been more than 340 000 reported cases of H1N1 infection in 191 countries, with more than 4100 deaths. 1 WHO initially projected that up to 2 billion people could become infected with the virus over the next 2 years. 2. Although vaccination programmes and other factors should reduce this number, plausible estimates of the number of infected individuals who might benefit from admission to intensive care range from 200000 to 10 million. Influenza killed at least 50 million people during the 1918 pandemic. 3. Today, with antibiotics and antiviral agents, mechanical ventilation, and the supportive measures available in intensive care, most of those deaths could have been prevented.
|Titolo:||InFACT : a global critical care research response to H1N1|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/41 - Anestesiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2-gen-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61792-X|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|