WHO says dexamethasone is a lifesaver for critically ill
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 ()
NEW DELHI : The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that initial clinical trial results from Oxford University showed dexamethasone, a steroid, to be lifesaving for critically ill covid-19 patients. The acknowledgement of the breakthrough came as the number of covid cases in India touched 360,365 and deaths crossed 12,057. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce deaths by a third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was cut by about a fifth, according to preliminary findings shared with WHO. However, the benefit was only seen in patients seriously ill with covid-19, and was not observed in patients with milder...
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