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Scientist: Juan Victor San Martin Lopez
Dr Juan Victor San-Martín López is a physician specialising in infectious diseases and a member of the task force coordinating responses to the leishmaniasis outbreak in 2011 and to COVID-19 at the Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Spain.
Patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia often need to be mechanically intubated and have an increased mortality risk. Tocilizumab, a drug used against the cytokine storm underlying this clinical condition, has shown positive effects in clinical trials.
Interview with Dr Juan Victor San-Martín López, a physician specialising in infectious diseases and a member of the task force coordinating responses to the leishmaniasis outbreak in 2011 and to COVID-19 at the Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Spain. He reports on his experience with tocilizumab use in COVID-19 patients. What is the so-called cytokine storm? ...
onDecember 2, 2020
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