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Study: Therapeutic Plants with Immunoregulatory Activity and Their Applications: A Scientific Vision of Traditional Medicine in Times of COVID-19. Image Credit: cfsmady / Shutterstock

Plants and plant-derived preparations as concurrent treatment for COVID-19

Recent Journal of Medicinal Food study proposed comprehensive guidelines for the application of plants and plant-derived preparations for the co-treatment of coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other viral infections. Study: Therapeutic plants with immunoregulatory activity and their applications: A scientific vision of traditional medicine in the time of COVID-19. Image credit: cfsmady / Shutterstock Background The recent …

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Study: Phenotypes of disease severity in a cohort of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: results from the IMPACC study. Image Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock

Study examines results from the IMPACC trial to understand clinical phenotypes of disease severity in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

In a recent article published on honeyRxiv*, longitudinal clinical phenotypes were described based on respiratory ordinal scales. According to the study, demographics, clinical features, laboratory tests and radiographic observations were correlated with the trajectory of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Disease Severity Phenotypes in a Cohort of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: Results from the IMPACC …

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Study: Corticosteroids in COVID-19: Optimizing Observational Research through Target Trial Emulations. Image Credit: luchschenF/Shutterstock

The effect of corticosteroids on mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv* prepress server, researchers evaluated the impact of modern causal inference methods in estimating the effect of corticosteroids on coronavirus disease-related mortality 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Corticosteroids in COVID-19: Optimization of observational research through target trial emulations. Image credit: luchschenF / Shutterstock Observational research has provided great opportunities to understand …

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Study: Oral Nirmatrelvir and Severe Covid-19 Outcomes During the Omicron Surge. Image Credit: Cryptographer/Shutterstock

Efficacy of nirmatrelvirus therapy in preventing COVID-19 mortality and hospitalizations in high-risk patients during Omicron growth

At the end of 2021, there was a worldwide recovery of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to the occurrence of highly transmissible acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant Omicron. Omicron surpassed the Delta variant by the end of December 2021. At the beginning of January, Omicron spread considerably around the world, even in places …

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"We need people to take this seriously": Queensland Children's Hospital is under pressure with a sharp rise in flu and respiratory tract cases

“We need people to take this seriously”: Queensland Children’s Hospital is under pressure with a sharp rise in flu and respiratory tract cases

The emergency department of Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) in Brisbane is experiencing unprecedented demand, with record numbers of patients last month. Key points: This year’s flu season started earlier than usual and seems to be peaking before the typical August peak. People are more susceptible to the flu than in previous years after being protected …

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