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U.K. study backs HCMC's bullish use of dexamethasone for COVID-19

 

Nati Harnik

Packages of dexamethasone are displayed in an Omaha pharmacy Tuesday. HCMC intensivists have been using the drug for treatment of severe COVID-19 cases almost from the start of the pandemic.

A British trial showing that a common steroid could reduce deaths in severe COVID-19 cases by one-third was good news for Minnesota physicians who have been battling the infectious disease without a vaccine or proven treatment - and even better news for intensivists at Hennepin County Medical Center.

They have been using the drug for treatment of severe COVID-19 cases almost from the start of the pandemic, despite discouragement from national medical societies.

"This is helpful because it kind of supports what our practice has been," said Dr. James Leatherman, director of HCMC's medical ICU.

https://www.startribune.com/u-k-study-backs-hcmc-s-bullish-use-of-steroid-for-covid-19/571304802/

 

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