Tag: COVID-19

The ACTION Trial: DOACs in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Background: Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are at increased risk for both arterial and venous thromboembolic disease. Multiple recent trials have investigated the efficacy of therapeutic or standard prophylactic anticoagulation in preventing thrombotic complications among patients with COVID-19 in a variety …

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The MICHELLE Trial: Anticoagulation Post-Discharge in Patients Hospitalized Secondary to COVID-19

Background: Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have an increased risk of thromboembolic events, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In addition, COVID-19 patients with increased coagulation parameters such as D-dimer, fibrin degradation products, prothrombin time, and activated partial thromboplastin …

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The MOVe-Out Trial: Molnupiravir – Oral Antivirals for Management of Covid-19?

Background: On December 23, 2021, the FDA granted molnupiravir emergency use authorization for the treatment of patients with Covid-19. Molnupiravir is a nucleoside analog that inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication and triggers viral RNA mutagenesis. Until the release of oral antivirals, clinicians …

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The ACTIV-4b Trial: Antithrombotics For Treatment of Outpatient COVID-19

Background: Severely ill patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, especially thromboembolic events (Bikdeli 2020). The overall incidence of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is approximately 17% in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, with a significantly higher rate …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

COV-BARRIER Addendum Study: Baricitinib in ECMO/Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COVID-19

Background:  Despite access to vaccines in developed countries, COVID19 remains a nimble and persistent foe. While case counts wax and wane the virus continues to spread and mutate. The rapid development of vaccines has been helpful but the distribution across …

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