Steroid treatments for the coronavirus have been a topic among experts lately.
It’s been just revealed that a simple blood test could have the ability to find which coronavirus patients can be helped by steroid treatments and which ones could be harmed by such solutions.
Steroid treatments news
Fox News revealed that the experts at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, N.Y., performed an observational study that confirmed the results of a large British trial of steroid use for COVID-19 patients.
More than that, it’s been revealed that they advanced the study by being able to find out which patients may benefit from the treatment and which ones could be facing dangers due to such treatment.
“Our study is consistent with the promising findings from Britain, but for the first time, we are able to demonstrate that people can see the same life-saving benefits with steroid formulations other than dexamethasone,” according to Dr. Marla Keller, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.
“We also found that a common blood test may identify the best candidates for steroid treatment,” Keller who is also the study’s lead author, said.
Check out Fox News’ article in order to learn more details about this important issue.
Coronavirus in the news
In other news, it’s been recently revealed that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said recently that an effective coronavirus vaccine could require multiple doses.
“None of the vaccines at this point appear like they’ll work with a single dose,” Gates told CBS News.
Also, we addressed the fact that there’s one new potential treatment for the novel coronavirus. More than that, it’s important to mention the fact that an Italian infectious disease expert believes that the virus is becoming less and less dangerous, and it could eventually disappear without a vaccine, on its own.