Search Tag: COVID-19 pneumonia

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Tocilizumab and COVID-19 Pneumonia

2020 26 Oct

Tocilizumab is a humanised monoclonal antibody that binds human interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptors. It is generally used in inflammatory arthritis, giant cell arteritis and cytokine release syndrome after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.   Tocilizumab has come under close scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early observations from China... Read more

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Is COVID-19 Pneumonia ARDS or Not?

2020 18 Apr

COVID-19 pneumonia meets the ARDS Berlin definition. However, it is a specific disease with peculiar phenotypes. The primary characteristic is the dissociation between the severity of the hypoxaemia and the maintenance of respiratory mechanics. Patients with respiratory compliance that is lower or higher than the median value experience severe hypoxaemia. ... Read more

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In China, Ultrasound Is Helping Doctors Fight COVID-19

2020 26 Mar

Before he begins a 12-hour shift working with patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, Professor Xiaoting Wang puts on three layers of gloves and gowns, a mask and an air-purifying respirator that looks like something out of a movie. The equipment makes it hard for him to bend down, hard for him to walk around.... Read more