Will Dexamethasone give us our normal life back?
Coronavirus pandemic is engulfing almost every country on the planet. Well, finally there is some sign of relief. Boris Johnson has announced the crucial role played by Dexamethasone in the treatment of critical Covid-19 patients.
The steroid is easily available and can play a major role in saving lives upto 35% in all the ventilated patients.
Improved Survival Rate:
Dexamethasone has proved as a miracle drug and can be used in a tablet or injection form. And the best part is that it doesn’t cost more than £5 for every patient.
Trials have been impressive:
According to Oxford’s Professor Peter Horby, one out of every eight lives can be saved with the administration of Dexamethasone. This has been a landmark discovery in Covid-19 patients till date.
Dexamethasone has been around for quite some time and has a major role to play in the treatment of arthritis, ulcerative colitis and some kinds of cancer. And the good news is that this licensed steroid is already proven to be safe for use in human patients.
One-third of the Critically Ill Patients Can be Saved Now:
The whole world is fighting against the novel Coronavirus and this cheap steroid has surely brought in some sign of relief for the medical fraternity.
The most dangerously ill patients are the ones who have to rely on ventilators and all those are requiring oxygen to survive. Well, in the later case the chances of death have been reduced by a fifth.
There is no denying the fact that this is the biggest breakthrough and would not have been possible without the hardwork of the incredible team of scientists in the UK.
The British scientific accomplishment is definitely worth applause.