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Vitamin D Does Not Decrease Hospital Length of Stay in COVID-19

Background: As the COVID pandemic rages on, we continue to search for treatments to help combat the disease. Severely ill patients commonly have low levels of vitamin D and it has been suggested that optimal levels of Hydroxyvitamin D may …

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Infectious Disease

The STOIC Trial: Inhaled Budesonide in the Treatment of Early COVID-19

Background: COVID-19 typically starts as a mild illness that progresses over several days. Most treatment interventions for COVID-19 are focused on hospitalized patients who have progressed past this mild illness.  Monoclonal antibodies have been heavily touted in this role for …

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Does D Stand for Decrease Deterioration + Death? – The Jury is Out for Vitamin D in COVID

Update: This article was removed from the Lancet server on February 19th, 2021 (Link) Background: Vitamin D deficiency is common amongst critically ill patients and there has been ample speculation about a possible role for supplementation (with calcifediol) in the …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Cast Ep95: Colchicine in COVID (COLCORONA)? Don’t Believe the Hype.

Background: Science by press release. Not the way any of us would choose to operate but, the COVID pandemic has made this a reality. It’s vital that we understand that while pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to release this information, …

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Infectious Disease

The RECOVERY Trial: Tocilizumab

Background: Publication of the RECOVERY trial results on Dexamethasone were game changing – the drug had a clear reduction in mortality in patients requiring oxygen. Since then, we have had little to celebrate in terms of therapeutics in those with …

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Infectious Disease

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