Respirology

Prophylactic anticoagulation in critical COVID-19: Is full-dose or standard-dose preferred?

Prophylactic anticoagulation in critical COVID-19: Is full dose or standard dose preferred? | The latest news for doctors, nurses and pharmacists | Respirology

A full-dose prophylactic anticoagulation strategy reduced the risk of thrombosis in critically ill patients with COVID-19 who required intensive care unit (ICU) care compared with a standard-dose strategy, according to the results of the COVID-PACT trial. Participants in this multicenter (34 US sites), open-label study included 382 patients (median age 61 years, 41 percent female, …

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Antidepressant med may double as sleep apnoea treatment

An antidepressant can work as a treatment for sleep apnea | The latest news for doctors, nurses and pharmacists | Respirology

The antidepressant reboxetine is showing therapeutic potential in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with a recent study showing that the drug helps reduce the severity of the disease. “Recent research has found that the combination of the drugs reboxetine and oxybutynin, both previously used for unrelated conditions, could be an effective treatment for OSA, …

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