Dexamethasone: Here Are The Side Effects Of The Covid-19 Coronavirus Treatment That Trump Received

In addition to physical side effects, corticosteroids can affect your mood, thinking, and behavior.
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Purpose of review Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious and potentially lethal pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). No specific antiviral treatment is currently available. The purpose of this review is to highlight the main repurposed drug treatments with in-vitro or in-vivo efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2. Recent findings Recent clinical trials suggested remdesivir, IFN-β-1b and favipiravir have potential clinical and/or virological benefits on patients with COVID-19. Short course of stress dose of corticosteroids might be used as adjunctive tr...
Source: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: COVID19: Edited by Zhiwei Chen and Linqui Zhang Source Type: research
As of September 26, 2020, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has infected 32 million people worldwide, and killed more than 996,000 persons (Zhou F et al., 2020; http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/e53946e2-c6c4-41e9-9a9b-fea8db1a8f51). The 2019 COVID pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Europe on January 31, 2020 (Grasselli et al., 2020). Since then, there have been more than 700,000 confirmed cases in Spain, with more than 31,000 deaths. As a result, Spain saw one of the most draconian Covid-19 blockades in Europe, but two months after its lift, the country is on the brink of a second wave of coronavirus infections.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and presents with respiratory symptoms which can be life threatening in severe cases. At the start of the pandemic, allergy, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were considered as risk factors for COVID-19 as they tend to exacerbate during respiratory viral infections. Recent literature has not shown that airway allergic diseases is a high-risk factor or that it increases the severity of COVID-19. This is due to a decrease in Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) gene expression in the ...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Trump's doctors treated his COVID-19 with corticosteroid drug dexamethasone. That suggests his early response to the coronavirus spurred serious worry.
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With each day since U.S. President Donald Trump reported that he tested positive for COVID-19, his doctors have added a new major therapy to treat the disease, for a total of three at this point. On Friday—the same day that Trump said he tested positive—the President received an experimental combination of two monoclonal antibodies to help his immune system fight the coronavirus infection, according to his physician, Sean Conley. The next day—after he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center—he received the drug remdesivir, which blocks the coronavirus’s ability to make...
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Authors: Le Maréchal M, Morand P, Epaulard O, Némoz B Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in the city of Wuhan, China. The disease rapidly spread to the rest of China, to Southern-East Asia, then to Europe, America, and on to the rest of the world. COVID-19 is associated with a betacoronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. The virus penetrates the organism through the respiratory tract, conveyed by contaminated droplets. The main cell receptor targeted is the surface-bound ACE-2. As of the 26th July 2020, 15,200,000 COVID-19 cases and 650,000 deaths were reported worldwide. The mor...
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Summary Background Early descriptions of patients admitted to hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic showed a lower prevalence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than would be expected for an acute respiratory disease like COVID-19, leading to speculation that inhaled corticosteroi ds (ICSs) might protect against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or the development of serious sequelae. We assessed the association between ICS and COVID-19-related death among people with COPD or asthma using linked electronic health records (EHRs) in England, UK. Me thods In this obser...
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ConclusionsCorticosteroid therapy in patients with mild COVID-19 was not associated with the duration of SARS-CoV-2 clearance, suggesting that the use of corticosteroids may not be beneficial for patients with mild COVID-19 and should be prudently recommended in clinical practice. However, further studies are needed to verify the findings.
Source: Infectious Diseases and Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Jian et  al1 in a recent article refer to the immune reaction of the upper respiratory tract (URT) in patients infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2 (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19] pandemic). The authors wonder about the consequences of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) o n immune reaction. We share the queries of Jian et al, from a practical point of view.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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