Monday, 06 February 2023

 

 

LATEST NEWS Actress Kangana Ranaut Warns Bollywood Couple ‘To Spying On Her’. Read To Know Full News ‘Kantara’ Director Rishabh Shetty Reveals ‘Kantara 2’ Will Be A Prequel Not A Sequel 6 killed, 36 injured in traffic accident in Turkey Premier League : Harry Kane's 267th goal helps Tottenham Hotspur prevail over Manchester City 1-0 SA20 : Faf du Plessis' 92 guides Joburg Super Kings into semifinals Sid-Kiara to take their pheres on Feb 7; KJo, Shahid Kapoor among early guests Only Kisan sarkar can end farmers' suicide : K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Maharashtra Shekhar Suman shows off his rapping skills in new 'Bigg Boss 16' promo Very blessed that I am getting a chance to play for India again : Ravindra Jadeja Narendra Modi says govt attentive towards supporting sportspersons 'I wonder who has done this': Ravichandran Ashwin shares his hilarious edited bio If LG had not taken over services dept, every school would have principal : Manish Sisodia WhatsApp rolls out ability to create avatars on iOS Hearing personal experiences can increase Covid vaccination rates : Study Now, sand to be available in Punjab at Rs 5.50 per cubic feet The Women's Premier League in India is a huge development : Mithali Raj Women's T20 WC: India's chances will be largely dependent on the top order : Mithali Raj 14 killed in Kenya road accident 16 killed in multi-vehicle collisions in China Kangana Ranaut claims being spied on by a well-known Bollywood actor 2 killed in accident on Hyderabad's Outer Ring Road

 

Remdesivir not effective in patients requiring ventilation: PGI doctor

 Coronavirus, COVID 19, Novel Coronavirus, India Fights Corona, Fight Against Corona, Corona Virus Updates, Coronavirus Pandemic, Covaxin, Covishield, Covid-19 Vaccine, Covid-19 Vaccine in India, COVID-19 Vaccination, COVID Vaccination, Remdesivir, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Chandigarh , 22 Apr 2021

Remdesivir -- an antiviral drug -- does not have any effect in reducing mortality and it is not effective for patients requiring high oxygen support or ventilation, a senior doctor with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) said here on Thursday,G.D. Puri, HoD of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, said that if the drug has to be rationally used, it should be used within the first seven to eight days in Covid-19 patients developing room air hypoxia, meaning oxygen saturation less than 94 per cent.

Remdesivir was the first drug to be approved by the US FDA for the treatment of Covid-19 patients."It is not likely to be beneficial after 10 days in patients who are already on ventilator support. It has a potential to worsen renal functions and may cause arrhythmia, so it needs to be used with caution and under strict monitoring. There are very limited indications of using Remdesivir and a very narrow therapeutic window, so it should be used judiciously," he said.The only medicine with definite effect on reducing mortality in critically ill patients is steroids (dexamethasone), which is beneficial only when Covid positive patients develop hypoxia at room air, Puri said.Use of steroids in patients not having room air hypoxia is associated with the increased risk of mortality. So steroids have to be used judiciously under medical supervision, the doctor warned.On the use of Tocilizumab, he said it is a strong immune system suppressant and is indicated to control "cytokine storms" rapidly. Its use has to be guided by the clinical condition of the patient, Puri said.Since it can increase the incidence of secondary bacterial infections in the patients, it should be used only after ruling out significant bacterial or fungal infections, he added.In case it is not available, good supportive care, steroids and ventilation may be tried, the doctor added.

 

Tags: Coronavirus , COVID 19 , Novel Coronavirus , India Fights Corona , Fight Against Corona , Corona Virus Updates , Coronavirus Pandemic , Covaxin , Covishield , Covid-19 Vaccine , Covid-19 Vaccine in India , COVID-19 Vaccination , COVID Vaccination , Remdesivir , Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research , PGIMER

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2023 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD