Month: July 2021

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Antipsychotics may change the form of treatment for Covid-19, study points out

Posted by LIZ DAVENPORT
A study published in March, in ScienceDirect , showed that antipsychotics can be effective against the infection caused by Covid-19. What’s more, they can also help the individual not to develop the severe form of the disease. In addition, other research observed that antipsychotics are capable of down-regulating genes whose expression is altered by the coronavirus. In research released
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Research shows the profile of those who progress to persistent lung disease after Covid-19

Posted by LIZ DAVENPORT
A study released on the 3rd, shows the profile of people most likely to develop severe interstitial disease, after having Covid-19. Conducted in the UK and published in MDedge: Infectious Disease, it also showed that lung function improves when treated with steroids. Furthermore, it has also been observed that conventional treatment promotes the reduction of symptoms of severe pulmonary
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First lung transplant from living donor to Covid-19 recovered patient

Posted by LIZ DAVENPORT
Patients with severe Covid-19 have lung transplantation as a treatment option, in extreme cases. In March, two of them attracted attention. In the first, a patient received a transplant from living donors. In the other, the donor had the coronavirus, but his lung was not permanently compromised. Japanese Doctors Perform First Lung Transplant From Living Donor To Covid-19
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Tofacitinib and its impact on Covid-19 treatment

Posted by LIZ DAVENPORT
A study coordinated by the Academic Research Organization (ARO), from the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, in partnership with Pfizer, brought news about the treatment of patients hospitalized because of Covid-19. Thus, he showed the effectiveness of the drug tofacitinib (Xeljanz) to reduce deaths from the disease and prevent respiratory failure. The work was published in the scientific journal New
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Dehydration in pediatrics: learning the treatment once and for all

Posted by LIZ DAVENPORT
Acute dehydration mainly affects children under 5 years of age. In Brazil, it was the main cause of mortality in children in past decades, with gastrointestinal losses due to acute diarrhea as the main etiology. However, with the improvement of sanitary conditions, the introduction of oral hydration and vaccination against rotavirus, there has been an exponential improvement
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