While the Covid-19 pandemic is developing complicatedly and the newly detected Omicron variant is spreading rapidly around the world, Italy’s National Emergency Service 118, Aldo Moro University and American Stem Cell SJC have jointly organized a webinar on the research and application of stem cells in clinical examination and treatment of Covid-19.
The webinar was aimed at enhancing the capacity of hospitals, health workers and medical centers as well as sharing experience, treatment regimen, Covid-19 infection prevent and control measures and the application of stem cells in clinical examination and treatment of Covid-19 to help Vietnam reopen its economy safely.
Addressing the event, Associate Professor, Doctor Tran Cong Toai from Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, chairman of the Stem Cells Association of HCMC gave a presentation on the research and application of stem cells in Vietnam.
Associate Professor, Doctor Nguyen Thanh Binh from Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine presented a report on improving embryo and blastocyst formation rate to facilitate inner cell mass production on animal samples.
Professor, Doctor Gargiulo Isacco, head of the Immunology – Hereditary Immunity and Stem Cells Faculty at SIS 118 Italy, presented clinical cases of using stem cells in treating pneumonia and multiorgan dysfunction caused by Covid-19.
Professor, Doctor Inchingolo Francesco from Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy gave an insight into international collaboration in the training, research and application of stem cells in clinical examination in Vietnam.
Doctor Karen Kieu Nguyen, director of American Stem Cell JSC, talked about the application of stem cells in early-stage Covid-19 treatment in Italy.
According to Doctor Mario Balzanelli, director of Italy’s National Emergency Service 118, Italy and Europe as a whole are grappling with the fourth Covid-19 wave with the fast spreading Omicron variant.
Although the variant is said to cause less severe symptoms, the soaring number of new infections may make the health system become overloaded.
With his experience in pandemic response, Doctor Mario Balzanelli stressed that the best method for Covid-19 response is the earliest intervention, quarantine and treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Besides the traditional treatment regimen, hospitals and medical centers can apply the autologous stem cells in Covid-19 treatment, he said, adding that the health conditions of many patients improved significantly within 10 days of therapy and they fully recovered without lung scars left after 30 days.
The webinar drew the attention of many Italian and Vietnamese medical researchers and doctors. This was the second webinar held by Italy’s National Emergency Service 118 to share experience in treating and taking care of Covid-19 patients.