Al Mahmeed W, Al-Rasadi K, Banerjee Y, Ceriello A, Cosentino F, Galia M, Goh SY, Kempler P, Lessan N, Papanas N, Rizvi AA, Santos RD, Stoian AP, Toth PP, Rizzo M, CArdiometabolic Panel of International experts on Syndemic COvid-19 (CAPISCO)
Front Cardiovasc Med 8 (-) 787761 [2021-12-15; online 2021-12-15]
Efforts in the fight against COVID-19 are achieving success in many parts of the world, although progress remains slow in other regions. We believe that a syndemic approach needs to be adopted to address this pandemic given the strong apparent interplay between COVID-19, its related complications, and the socio-structural environment. We have assembled an international, multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinical practitioners to promote a novel syndemic approach to COVID-19: the CArdiometabolic Panel of International experts on Syndemic COvid-19 (CAPISCO). This geographically diverse group aims to facilitate collaborative-networking and scientific exchanges between researchers and clinicians facing a multitude of challenges on different continents during the pandemic. In the present article we present our "manifesto", with the intent to provide evidence-based guidance to the global medical and scientific community for better management of patients both during and after the current pandemic.