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Treating Early COVID-19 Infection

2020 14 Nov

There have been over 47 million cases of COVID-19 globally and 1.2 million deaths. According to Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the treatment of patients with early COVID-19 infection requires urgent focus. Treating these patients early in the course of infection could help speed up their... Read more

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Corticosteroids and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

2020 02 Oct

The use of corticosteroids to treat severe infections has been a controversy for quite a long time. Now, as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical research on corticosteroids has received a significant push.   During the first six months of 2020, 55 studies of corticosteroids for the treatment of COVID-19 have been registered. The RECOVERY trial... Read more

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What is the Relevance of Cytokine Storm to COVID-19?

2020 05 Jul

COVID-19, in its most severe form, leads to life-threatening pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In patients with this severity of the coronavirus, mortality rate can approach 40 to 50%.    The mechanism of COVID-19 induced lung injury is still vague, but the term cytokine storm is being used quite frequently in scientific publications... Read more