Medical Health Cluster


Analysis Questions Tocilizumab in Ventilated COVID Patients

A new statistical analysis of an existing meta-analysis reaffirms a finding that hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who are on simple oxygen or noninvasive ventilation can benefit from treatment with the arthritis drug tocilizumab (Actemra) in conjunction with corticosteroids. But the report also casts doubt on the effectiveness of tocilizumab in patients who are on […]

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Tocilizumab in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial

Summary Background In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of tocilizumab in adult patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 with both hypoxia and systemic inflammation. Methods This randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy [RECOVERY]), is assessing several possible treatments in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 […]

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Tocilizumab in Covid-19 Pneumonia

Severe Covid-19 pneumonia occurs in approximately 15% of patients and is associated with high mortality. Case reports and observational studies have suggested that treatment with tocilizumab causes rapid fever reduction and reduces need for oxygen support. New research findings are summarized in a short video. Treating Severe Covid-19 Severe Covid-19 […]

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