Monfortine experience in the first moment of the fight against covid-19

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Carlos Corts

Monforte / The Voice

29/11/2020 05:00 h

Portugal’s main medical journal soon to publish an article on the long-term effects of covid-19 prepared by a doctor from the Public Hospital of Monforte. The work that can be read in Portuguese Medical Record It has been written since April, when very little documentation was available on this matter. Despite the pressure of the pandemicSince the health alert began, medical specialists from the Monforte hospital maintain a constant production of research material on the problems posed by a new disease and, therefore, fraught with challenges for medical professionals.

The author of this last article is Jos Castro, coordinator of internal medicine at the Monforte hospital, author or co-author also of some of the publications signed by the specialists of the Monforte hospital in the nine months since the coronavirus reached Europe. Castro cites in this work information verified on the ground by doctors from different parts of the world and collected in five of the first publications on this matter that were available in scientific journals. This doctor from the Monforte hospital investigates the available evidence on the effects of this disease on the blood circulation of organs such as the lungs, liver or heart and in systems such as the digestive or nervous system.

In this article, Jos Castro explains that already in April there began to be evidence that patients who have already suffered from the disease, especially in its most serious forms, such as bilateral pneumonia or respiratory distress, present symptoms and signs of chronic affectation. And he cites the analysis of organs of deceased by covid-19 that show multiple and severe vascular involvement in the lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, or brain. His article pauses especially to analyze the effects of the high vulnerability to this virus of cells that line the interior of blood vessels and capillaries.

Injury to the lungs

Their inflammation, explains the work, causes lesions in the lungs that respond very poorly to the usual treatments, which explains, emphasizes Castro, why pulmonary hyperoxygenation with invasive mechanical ventilation has so little success in these patients.

The work also collects that a percentage that is around 15% of patients who overcome acute pictures of this disease suffer vascular sequelae that a period of approximately two months can end up causing a condition at the pulmonary level that mimics a fibrotic interstitial pneumopathy clearly different from the classic pulmonary fibrosis.

This conclusion leads the author of this study to insist on the imperative need to prolong immunomodulatory and anticoagulant treatment at least in the medium term in patients who have suffered a severe infection by covid-19.

Seven scientific publications signed in Monforte so far this year

The internal medicine coordinator at Monforte hospital carried out this work during the first wave of the pandemic. Between March 10 and May 15, 18 people infected with coronavirus were hospitalized in Monforte. A report prepared shortly thereafter by six doctors from this service, including Jos Castro, analyzed these cases and the characteristics of the patients, of which 66% were men, all suffered from pneumonia, and none required mechanical ventilation. Ultimately, two of these patients did not overcome the disease and died.

So far in 2020, doctors and health personnel from the Monforte hospital have signed seven publications in international professional journals. Six of these works are directly related to the coronavirus. One of them is a report on the comprehensive management of covid-19 in this health center. Another publication confirms that the Monforte hospital was in March one of the first Galician hospitals to apply treatments against thrombosis.

The unit formed last March at the Monforte hospital to manage the coronavirus epidemic is made up of internal medicine doctors and a geriatrician. They worked in coordination with the home hospitalization service, primary care professionals and those responsible for nursing homes and other care centers in the territory covered by the Monforte hospital.

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Christmas Eve without a curfew in France and dinners for 10 people in Germany: Europe’s restrictions at Christmas

  • UK proposes bubble groups of up to three different households

  • “We must learn from the summer and not repeat the same mistakes,” warned the president of the European Commission so that countries do not relax restrictions too much

Spain is on the way to becoming one of the European countries with more severe restrictions during Christmas. The Government of Pedro Sánchez proposes that the curfew on 24 and 31 be extended until 1 in the morning, while France has eliminated that restriction on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The Government also suggests that family reunions be reduced to six people during the holidays in our country, although each autonomous community will decide its own limitations. However, in Germany, Christmas dinners and lunches can bring together 10 people, those under 14 do not enter this calculation.

“We must learn from the summer and not repeat the same mistakes”, Ursula von der Leyen has warned this Wednesday. The president of the European Commission warns of a new wave if measures are relaxed “too quickly” and fears a “third wave” after Christmas. A warning just when most governments are finalizing their own plans for those dates.

France: no curfew on December 24 and 31

France plans to lift home confinement as of next December 15, after a month and a half if the “health objectives” of keeping the daily cases registered in the country below 5,000 are achieved.

  • As of December 15, the French will be able to move freely between regions to spend Christmas with the family.
  • There will be a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Except on December 24 and 31, there will be no restrictions.
  • Lunches or dinners cannot be held in bars or restaurants because they will be closed until next January 2.
    The Government urges citizens to maintain social distance in meetings and to avoid encounters with many people.
  • Just before Christmas, cinemas, theaters and museums can reopen.

UK: bubble groups of up to three different households

“Christmas can’t be normal”, Boris Johnson has warned. The prime minister has just announced the end of the confinement as of next December 2 after almost a month. From that day on, the British will continue with important restrictive measures.

  • Between December 23 and 27, citizens will be free to meet with other people.
  • Johnson has proposed bubble groups from up to three different households to get together during Christmas. Also outdoors or in places of worship.
  • People over 65 years of age will not be able to leave the residences to meet with family members.
  • The Government recommends reducing voluntary quarantine before and after Christmas to avoid the risk of infection.

Germany: meetings of up to 10 people

German Chancellor Angela Merkel could announce in the next few hours more measures to contain the second wave because the current ones have not been able to contain contagions. In any case, it is planned relax restrictions between December 23 and January 1.

  • Will be allowed meetings of up to 10 people. Children under 14 years of age are excluded from this calculation.
  • The authorities recommend keeping a voluntary quarantine for several days before Christmas.
  • Companies are asked to close between December 21 and January 3, either by giving workers vacations or by promoting teleworking.

Italy: coordinating ski resorts

Italy is still working on the “appropriate” measures which will be implemented for Christmas, as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte assured this Wednesday.
In any case, the Minister of Health recalled this Monday that travel through the country will only be allowed when the incidence drops significantly in all regions, something that does not happen currently.

Until next December 4, in Italy there is a curfew from 10 pm and bars and restaurants close at 6 pm.

  • The Italian Government has set its sights on ski resorts, so important in that country.
    “We can not think about living vacations normally in ski resorts”, Conte has assured that he seeks a coordinated response from Europe to avoid major movements of people in an “uncoordinated way”.

Belgium: bubble groups

“I love Christmas too and I wish I could be with more people. But for my part, I’ll do it with the people who live under our roof: my wife and my two children. It is not necessary to be a virologist to know that this is probably the way to do it, “said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo. With those words Croo has given clues as to where the restrictions will go in the country and seems to be inclined to create” bubble groups “for the holidays.

About a month after the closure of non-essential shops or the curfew in Belgium came into force, the government has made it clear that the restrictions will continue at Christmas. “The police will enforce the measures”, has assured the Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlinden.


Porto summary and goals

The Porto of Sérgio Conceiçao that, after leaving Olympique de Marseille (3-0) in the Champions League on the tightrope, endorsed a good week beating Portimonense in Do Dragao (3-1).

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Marchesin; Manafa (Joao Mario, 90 + 2 ‘), Mbemba, Sarr, Sanusi; Corona, Sergio Oliveira, Uribe (Taremi, 31 ‘), Otavio (Baro, 90 + 2’); Marega (Nakajima, 90 + 2 ‘) and Luis Diaz (Grujic, 68’).


Samuel; Moufi (Ferreira Dos Santos, 67 ‘), Mauricio (Cande, 67’), Willyan, Possignolo; Anzai, Lucas Vázquez (Fernando, 59 ‘), Dener; Anderson (Julio César, 77 ‘), Beto y Boa Morte.


0-1 M. 14 Beto. 1-1 M.45 + 2 Mbemba. 2-1 M.46 Taremi. 3-1 M. Sergio Oliveira (81 ‘).


António Nobre. TA: Oliveira (56 ‘), Corona (62’), Mbemba (74 ‘) / Mauricio (65’), Dener (75 ‘), Julio César (90’)


Do Dragao. Door closed.

And that did not start well the duel corresponding to the seventh day of the Primeira Liga for the dragons. A robbery in the local area settled her Beto with an unappealable header that meant 0-1 on the scoreboard. An advantage that Portimao’s men would keep until the end of the first half. With the regulation time fulfilled, Porto had one last chance from the corner that Mbemba He was in charge of finishing, also with a superb header, at the back of the net.

With that blow to morale, the Blue and Whites took control of the game, especially with the target as soon as the second half began Taremi. Oliveira, in the final stretch of the match, signed the sentence. Again, a robbery in the center of the field led to the action of the goal. I switched to the right wing to progress Corona and attend Oliveira who finished off his point-blank pass from the penalty spot.

A victory that keeps Porto third, in Champions League positions, although still six points behind the leader, Sporting.


Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


“I said that Diogo Jota could be the substitute for CR7 and he misunderstood; and now?”

The half month that it takes Diogo Jota It is one of those that mark the epoch. Arrived at Liverpool in a somewhat discreet way, because the ‘reds’ are a great team and it seems that everyone who arrives is condemned to the bench.

The young Portuguese player had a hard time getting started, but he has had a spectacular last two weeks. Since October 24, when he marked the so much of the victory against Sheffield United, the ex of the Wolves has not missed his appointment with the goal.

Did again a goal against Midtjylland in the Champions League and once again scored the winning goal in the Premier League, in a hard game against him West Ham.

In the Champions League, this week, he made a Unforgettable hat trick in Italy against Atalanta which has made many wonder where it came from.

Well, at 23, he is a player who has known how to grow step by step in his career since he stood out at Paços de Ferreira luso. He came to sign for Atlético de Madrid, but only in a testimonial way, since Simeone did not take him into account and the rojiblanco club kept him from loan to loan.

That the ‘colchoneros’ doubled the seven million they paid for their signing without putting on the red-and-white elastic – yes they did it in a friendly – only confirms that the footballer was made to succeed. The Wolves tripled their value in just two years.

Whoever was one of his mentors at Paços de Ferreira together with Paulo Fonseca, Jorge Simao, He already warned of what was to come … and everyone took him as a joke: “I am not surprised. It is what he has always done, but now he has more visibility. When he signed for Porto I said I would be the natural substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo. Was misunderstood, but now a lot of people say that … “.


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


AC Milan falls to Lille for Europa League and loses long undefeated; Kane scores his 200th goal for Tottenham

AC Milan’s Ante Rebic looks dejected after the Europa League game against Lille. San Siro, Milan, Italy. November 5, 2020. REUTERS / Daniele Mascolo

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – AC Milan’s 24-game unbeaten streak ended with a 3-0 defeat at home to Lille in the Europa League, on a matchday when Harry Kane scored his 200th goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the 3-1 victory of the London team over Ludogorets.

AC Milan’s magnificent streak in all competitions was halted with a hat-trick by Turkish winger Yusuf Yazici, who opened the scoring for Lille with a penalty and scored another two goals in the second half to give the French team a victory that left him. at the top of Group H.

Yazici’s second hat-trick in three Europa League group stage games left Lille with seven points, one ahead of Milan. Sparta Prague is third after beating Celtic 4-1 in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, Kane headed in after a Lucas Moura corner kick to lead the Spurs’ win over the Bulgarians, who put them in front of Group J on goal difference with six points from three games.

England’s Leicester City, meanwhile, maintained control of Group G with their third win in three games, beating Braga 4-0, second in the table, while AEK Athens beat Ukraine’s FC Zorya 4-1 to stay third.

Arsenal also achieved their third consecutive victory, beating Molde 4-1 aided by two own goals from the Norwegians. The London team lead Group B with nine points, three ahead of Molde and six ahead of Rapid Vienna, who beat bottom Dundalk 4-3.

In Greece, PAOK recovered from a goal against with four goals in the second half to defeat PSV Eindhoven 4-1 and finish second in the table with five points, two behind Granada, who beat bottom 2-0 Omonia Nicosia with a goal from Venezuelan Yangel Herrera.

AS Roma, meanwhile, achieved their most impressive performance in Group A, beating CFR Cluj of Romania 5-0. The Italian team leads the zone ahead of the Swiss Young Boys who defeated CSKA Sofia 3-0.

Finally, a goal in stoppage time by Uruguayan Darwin Núñez gave Benfica a 3-3 draw against Rangers in Group D. The Scottish team leads the table on goal difference followed by the Portuguese.

Reporting by Philip O’Connor. Edited in Spanish by Rodrigo Charme


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

More about: Blizzard, BlizzConline, BlizzCon 2020, Diablo IV Y Overwatch 2.


Portugal orders the confinement of 70% of its population by Covid-19

Lisboa.- The Portuguese government announced today the confinement of municipalities with high risk of contagion of coronavirus as of November 4, as it reaches 70% of the population and that establishes that you should only leave home for essential activities such as work, going to school or shopping.

The measure was decided today by an extraordinary council of ministers and will be applied as a general rule to municipalities with an incidence of more than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, a situation in which 121 Portuguese towns are currently found, among they Lisbon and Porto, with 7.1 million inhabitants.

Read also: Chile registers 1,686 new infections and 49 deaths from Covid in 24 hours

“If we do not have to do anything essential, we must stay at home. We can go to work, to school, to shop, go out to exercise, assist people who need it … But the rule is that we must stay at home” , explained the prime minister, António Costa, after the advice.



Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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