Discovered the first drug that saves patients coronavirus on a ventilator


2020-06-18 13:20:12




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Discovered the first drug that saves patients coronavirus on a ventilator

Turned out to be a drug that can save the lives of patients on a ventilator, has existed since the 1960s.

Six months after the start of the pandemic COVID-19, which claimed more than 450 thousand of lives around the world, researchers from the UK claim to have discovered the drug, which is the first effective tool that can prevent death from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Dexamethasone reduces mortality among patients with severe forms of the novel coronavirus in need of oxygen support or mechanical ventilation. It is noteworthy that improvements among patients with more mild disease, were not identified. The head of the world health organization (who) tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus, called the study treatment dexametasona scientific breakthrough, despite the fact that the obtained results are preliminary.

How to save the patient on a ventilator?

As reported by heads of clinical trials , dexamethasone can prevent one out of eight deaths among the patients with the most severe course of the disease and a life of 25 among those who are connected to or receives oxygen.

By the Way, if you think that dexamethasone had just been invented, you are mistaken. It turns out that it is a well known drug created in 1957, and very cheap. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory and an overwhelming immune response action that is used against severe allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The who considers it an important drug for any health system. As reported by the authors in the official press release of the study, dexamethasone is the first drug that improves survival in patients with severe covid-19. The drug is cheap and available in pharmacies, and thus can be used today that will help save the lives of people around the world.

Despite the fact that the results obtained are preliminary, they are clear – dexamethasone reduces the risk of death in patients with severe respiratory complications. The fact that the drug can save lives of patients in critical condition and available worldwide awesome!

A Doctor from the Oxford University Martin Landray, co-author of the study.

the Preliminary results of dexamethasone showed efficacy

As the Spanish El Pais, in the first part of the study was analyzed as 2 104 the infected, who were randomly selected to receive dexamethasone. The change in their status, the researchers compared changes 4321 patients who received standard care during treatment covid-19. The results showed that the mortality rate among patients on a ventilator was 41%, whereas the mortality of patients of average weight – 25%. The mortality rate among patients with non-severe course of the disease was at the level of 13%. Thus, dexamethasone on the third reduced mortality among patients in serious condition and one-fifth of patients in sostayanii average weight. Infected people have mild forms covid-19 no effect was observed.

The Results are particularly positive as they followed soon after the lead authors of the study announced that one of the most promising drugs against covid-19 – hydroxychloroquine — no has a positive effect on hospitalized patients. The British study also verifies the effectiveness of other treatments, including plasma of recovered patients.

It Should be noted that the preliminary results of a new study confirm the findings of several previous works have pointed out the benefits of this drug, including a retrospective study about 400 patients spent in hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid. Work not yet reviewed by independent experts that corticosteroids reduce mortality from covid-19 among patients on mechanical ventilation by 41%. Why 88% of patients connected to a ventilator and die, read the article .

the World race of vaccines in the midst of

Another study conducted in Spain before the pandemic and published in the medical journal , indicated that dexamethasone reduces inflammation of the lungs caused by heavy infections. But despite the results, according to researchers still have a long way to go before dexamethasone is finally approved for use. For example, before treatment it is necessary to determine which patients to give the medicine, when and in what doses.

When will be ready a vaccine against the coronavirus?

Despite the widespread fatigue of restrictive measures and the desire to get back to the usual lifestyle changes – including periodic lockdown with us for a long time. This may seem surprising, because scientists around the world are working at least 135 different variants of the vaccine covid-19; in a number of countries, Russia among them, have begun testing on humans; in the United States and China firstclinical trials on humans were successful.

It would Seem that vaccine five minutes to ready, but the end of the pandemic will come only when it will be available to each inhabitant of our planet. And the population of the Earth, if you remember, at the moment 7,792,086,333. Humanity will definitely triumph over the virus SARS-CoV-2, causing covid-19, but to last this fight will be long.


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