COVID-19 antiviral treatment should be taken for longer, says study

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Viral and spike antibody dynamics in molnupiravir (purple) and Usual Care (gray) arms. a) Median viral load ±95%CI with time, below limit of quantification (BLOQ) measures substituted with LOQ/2 for molnupiravir (n = 253) and Usual Care (n = 324) compared with a Mann–Whitney test. b) Viral load with time showing multivariable linear viral […]

COVID explained by healthcare professionals

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AUGUSTA COUNTY – Since the start of the pandemic, over one million Americans have died due to COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) public health emergency ended last May, but COVID has not left. The University of Virginia held a press briefing in January with Dr. Costi Sifri, who outlined […]

Long term outcomes of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in post covid condition: longitudinal follow-up of a randomized controlled trial

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In this long-term longitudinal follow-up of the active treatment group in our original randomized controlled trial, we found HBOT effects on quality of life, emotional well-being, sleep quality and neuropsychological symptoms in long COVID patients were maintained even more than 1 year (486 ± 73) after the last HBOT session. In all […]

Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study shows rapid

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image:  A Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study provides evidence that rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 administered at home (upper image) yield results as reliable as those performed by a medical professional (lower image). view more  Credit: M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, using public domain images In a study involving nearly 1,000 […]

When Covid-19 finally got me, here’s what I did next

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Get inspired by a weekly roundup on living well, made simple. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and tools designed to improve your well-being. Story highlights Getting a Covid-19 vaccination reduces risk of hospitalization or death All should have a plan in the event of infection, our […]

Data from China suggest no survival benefit of two antiviral drugs in elderly COVID patients

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gorodenkoff / iStock An observational study in eClinicalMedicine suggests that the antiviral drugs azvudine and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) were similarly ineffective in preventing death in elderly patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China, although the authors acknowledge that the findings may be subject to confounding factors and bias. Azvudine has conditional approval […]

Long COVID: Another Great Pretender

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George D. Lundberg, MD Has COVID replaced syphilis as the great imitator? At the turn of the 20th century, Sir William Osler was quoted as saying, “He who knows syphilis knows medicine.” If you have any doubts about the “imitator” analogy, simply use any broad search engine or AI portal […]

Paxlovid enhances treatment options for COVID-19 patients

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In a recent review published in the Pharmaceutics, a group of authors explored the design, synthesis, and mechanism of action of Paxlovid, a Protease inhibitor (PI) drug combination for treating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: The Design, Synthesis and Mechanism of Action of Paxlovid, a Protease Inhibitor Drug Combination for the […]

At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

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Abbott Diagnostics Scarborough, Inc.:BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test People with symptoms that began within the last 7 days. The test is to be performed two times over three days (serial testing). People without symptoms. The test is to be performed three times over five days (serial testing). Age 15 […]

5 things to know about Tampa Bay’s COVID-19 spike

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COVID-19 is here to stay, and Tampa Bay is again weathering a winter uptick of the pathogen. While mask mandates and other restrictions are long gone, experts say there are simple ways to protect vulnerable residents. Here are five things to know about COVID-19′s continued spread across the region and […]

The Minefields Ahead in Long COVID Treatment Development

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Jeremy Faust is editor-in-chief of , an emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a public health researcher. He is author of the Substack column Inside Medicine. Follow Emily Hutto is an Associate Video Producer & Editor for MedPage Today. She is based in Manhattan. In […]

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