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Table 5 Similarities and differences regarding Ebola patient management at the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland, and in a MSF Ebola Treatment Center in Freetown, Sierra Leone

From: The 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Hands On

  University of Geneva Hospitals Freetown MSF ETC.
EVD diagnostics Real-time RT-PCR (Altona kit):
Daily viral load estimation, in plasma and other body fluids
Real-time RT-PCR (Altona kit):
One for diagnosis, one for discharge
Point-of-care lab tests Haematology
Blood gases
Basic coagulation assessment
Biochemistry (including CRP, electrolytes, CK, renal function and liver tests)
Malaria and Dengue RDTs
Biochemistry (including CRP, electrolytes, CK, renal function and liver tests)
Malaria and pregnancy RDTs
Patient equipment and monitoring Central venous line
Urinary catheter
Nasal oxygen delivery as needed
Continuous temperature, oxymetry and BPM monitoring
Regular BP measurements
Peripheral venous line (not all patients)
Nasal oxygen delivery (2 devices for the whole ETC.)
Temperature, BP, BPM and oxymetry measurements (twice daily)
Treatment Patient-tailored
Experimental treatments: ZMAb and favipiravir
IV nutrition
Defined protocol including IV or oral rehydration, electrolytes, antibiotics, antimalarials, analgesics, antiemetics, spasmolytics and omeprazole