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15 September 2021, 09:01

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If necessary, patients are immediately referred for additional examinations in order to minimize the risk of a severe course of the disease.

In July 2021, new algorithms for managing pregnant patients with COVID-19 began to operate in Moscow. For this, an obstetric remote consulting center was created, whose specialists daily monitor the condition of women undergoing treatment at home. Doctors have remotely monitored patients for more than 10,000 times, said Anastasia Rakova, Moscow Deputy Mayor for Social Development.

“Pregnant women with coronavirus infection require special attention. Therefore, we have created a specialized service whose tasks include constant remote monitoring of their condition. When clinical manifestations appear, patients are immediately sent for additional examinations in order to minimize the risk of a severe course of COVID-19. During the operation of the new center, doctors monitored the condition of almost two thousand patients, making more than 10 thousand calls. More than 500 people were sent by specialists for further examinations to short-term hospitals specially created for pregnant patients with COVID-19. Each of them was taken to the institution by special transport, and then taken back home, ”said Anastasia Rakova.

According to her, short-term hospitals created according to new algorithms at city clinical hospitals No. 15 named after OM. Filatov and No. 52 allow pregnant women not to intersect with other patients with coronavirus infection and at the same time receive the full range of medical care.

The list of mandatory examinations and examinations in short-term hospitals includes 14 items. Among them – instrumental and laboratory studies: cardiotocography, Doppler ultrasonography of the veins of the lower extremities and low-dose computed tomography of the chest organs using X-ray protection or ultrasound of the lungs. In addition, women can receive treatment, including, if necessary, the most modern drugs from the group of monoclonal virus-neutralizing antibodies and human immunoglobulin against COVID-19.

New algorithms for monitoring the condition and treatment of pregnant women with COVID-19 have been developed by the city’s leading specialists and approved by the clinical committee of the Moscow City Health Department. They are aimed at constant monitoring of the patient’s condition in order to immediately conduct examinations and prescribe the necessary treatment if necessary. Based on the results of the examinations, doctors decide whether to continue home observation or hospitalization. Despite the fact that most patients have a mild course of COVID-19, it is timely hospitalization and therapy that can reduce the possible risks of worsening the situation.

New formats of medical care have been created for pregnant women with COVID-19

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