Trial of COVID-19 blood plasma finds no benefit in severely ill patients – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – An international trial testing convalescent blood plasma on COVID-19 clients with extreme and moderate health problem has actually stopped enrolment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients requiring extensive care after it discovered no benefit, trial private investigators said on Monday.FILE PHOTO: Blood collection expert Kathryn Severson holds a bag of convalescent plasma from a recovered coronavirus client at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest throughout the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) global outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. September 2, 2020.” It is biologically possible that patients who are not producing antibodies at the time of convalescent plasma therapy and those patients with excess virus may benefit more than others. It has actually already recruited 4,100 COVID-19 patients at more than 290 scientific websites across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia.Separate findings from REMAP-CAP revealed last week that treating seriously ill COVID-19 clients with Roches Actemra or Sanofis Kevzara arthritis drugs substantially enhanced survival rates and decreased the quantity of time patients require intensive care.The trial is likewise looking at prospective results of a variety of other existing treatments, including anticoagulation medicines, antiplatelet representatives, antibiotics, statins and vitamin C.Reporting by Kate Kelland; Editing by Nick Macfie

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