By: Chiu Chun-chin and Matthew Mazzetta
At a press conference, nephrologist Wang Wei-chieh (王偉傑) said his team used the techniques to inhibit an extreme immune response — known as a "cytokine storm" — which often causes death in severe COVID-19 patients.
The patient in question was a 52-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 15, Wang said.
On March 24, she was intubated after developing severe respiratory symptoms, and transferred to a negative-pressure isolation room two days later, he said. [FULL STORY]