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Common Steroid Reduces Deaths Among Patients with Severe COVID-19

Common Steroid Reduces Deaths Among Patients with Severe COVID-19

A cheap, readily available steroid drug reduced deaths by a third in patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in a large study, the first time a therapy has been shown to possibly improve the odds of survival with the condition in the sickest patients.

Full data from the study have not been published or subjected to scientific scrutiny.

But outside experts on Tuesday immediately embraced the top-line results.

The drug, dexamethasone, is widely available and is used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and some cancers.

CriticalCare.news
June 16, 2020

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