COVID-19 Treatment Experiences in the ICU
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global crisis at an unprecedented level. More than 4.75 million cases and 157,000 deaths have been reported in the U.S. as of August 3, 2020. The whole disease process, from symptoms and diagnosis to medications and treatment, has been a challenge, as COVID-19 is a novel disease that the world has never before encountered. In this article, the authors discuss the disease symptoms, pathophysiology and treatments based on their experience treating COVID-19 positive patients in the intensive care units of a major Louisiana academic medical center.