International Desk (ChannelTT): Corona is the first cheap and widely available life-saving drug. This drug, called dexamethasone, helps save the lives of critically ill patients with coronavirus. British experts claim that this drug has shown great success in the treatment of corona.
They say the low-dose steroid is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. The drug reduces the mortality rate of corona patients on ventilators by one-third. Also those who are on oxygen support; Reduces their mortality rate by one-fifth.
The drug is also being tested on a large scale around the world to find out if the existing medical system in the world works to treat coronavirus.
Researchers estimate that if the drug had been found in Britain at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, more than 5,000 lives could have been saved in the country. Because it is much cheaper. The drug could also be of great benefit to the world's poorest countries, which are struggling with a large number of Kovid-19 patients.
Of the 20 people who took the drug after coronavirus infection, 19 recovered without going to the hospital. In addition, most of those who were hospitalized have recovered. Some, however, needed oxygen and ventilation.
This drug is used to reduce inflammation in the body. Dexamethasone helps prevent some of the damage caused by coronavirus when the immune system is weakened during the fight against the coronavirus, British researchers say.
This extra response of the body is called cytokine storm; Which can often be fatal. Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK administered the drug to about 2,000 Corona patients in the hospital as part of the experiment, and to more than 4,000 patients who were not given the drug; Compare with them.
Oxford scientists say dexamethasone reduces the risk of death in patients on ventilators by 40 to 28 percent. In addition, patients who need oxygen have a 25 to 20 percent reduced risk of death.
Professor Peter Harbi, the research team's chief investigator, said it was the only drug that had reduced mortality so far, and that it had significantly reduced mortality. This is a big step forward.
Professor Martin Landre, lead researcher on the Oxford experiment, said their study showed that the drug could save the lives of only one in eight patients who needed a ventilator. One out of every 20 to 25 patients on oxygen support can be saved.
‘There are obvious benefits to this medicine. This treatment with dexamethasone lasts up to 10 days. It costs only $ 5 per patient. Basically it costs $ 35 to save a life. This is the only medicine; Which is easily available all over the world. '