Lilly ’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug, Combined With Remdesivir, Benefits Covid-19 Patients Who Need Oxygen

Lilly announced additional findings indicating that its rheumatoid arthritis drug, baricitinib, may improve the health of severe Covid-19 patients when used in combination with Gilead Science ’s antiviral drug remdesivir.
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AbstractAimThe dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID ‐19) pandemic has become of special concern to the rheumatology community. Rheumatic patients are required to engage in effective health management but their behavior is often influenced by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. This cross‐sectional study aims to examine patients’ experiences during the current pandemic and its implication on their health perception and behavior.MethodA patient ‐centered electronic survey was used, randomly sampling rheumatic patients in Saudi Arabia during March and April 2020. Questions included patients’ socio‐demo...
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The pharmaceutical company said its drug baricitinib, combined with remdesivir, reduces median hospital stays by one day compared to remdesivir alone, and is pursuing an emergency use authorization with the FDA.
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Tocilizumab is a rheumatoid arthritis drug manufactured by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche under the brand name Actemra. The medication is part of the health ministry ’s clinical management protocol for Covid-19 under investigational therapies for patients with moderate symptoms of the illness.
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AbstractThe outbreak of coronavirus in the world has led to an uncertainty about treatment of patients with autoimmune disorders because of their weakened immune system coupled with immunosuppressive agents they take which predisposes them to a host of infections. Data on COVID-19 patients with underlying rheumatological diseases has been emerging mostly in the form of small case series and one global registry. From these data, it seems like our patients, although immunosuppressed, are not particularly susceptible to the coronavirus infection and if infected, do not have significantly worse outcomes than other patients. In...
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Abstract Pathogen-host cell interactions play an important role in many human infectious and inflammatory diseases. Several pathogens, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb), and even the recent 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), can cause serious breathing and brain disorders, tissue injury and inflammation, leading to high rates of mortality and resulting in great loss to human physical and mental health as well as the global economy. These infectious diseases exploit the microbial and host factors to induce serious inflammatory and immunological symptoms. Thus the development ...
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