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Higher death rate seen in patients taking hydroxychloroquine [message #158] Tue, 21 April 2020 17:56 Go to next message
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CNN: Coronavirus patients taking hydroxychloroquine, a treatment touted by President Trump, were no less likely to need mechanical ventilation and had higher deaths rates compared to those who did not take the drug, according to a study of hundreds of patients at US Veterans Health Administration medical centers.

The study, which reviewed veterans' medical charts, was posted Tuesday on medrxiv.org, a pre-print server, meaning it was not peer reviewed or published in a medical journal. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the University of Virginia.

In the study of 368 patients, 97 patients who took hydroxychloroquine had a 27.8% death rate. The 158 patients who did not take the drug had an 11.4% death rate.


link: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/21/health/hydroxychloroquine -veterans-study/index.html

There are conflicting views on the use of this medicine for the treatment of covid-19, what do you think?

Re: Higher death rate seen in patients taking hydroxychloroquine [message #856 is a reply to message #158] Thu, 21 May 2020 21:14 Go to previous message
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At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, many health experts glorify this drug as an ultimate option, even Mr. Trump called it a game changer. However, studies conducted in Brazil have shown that its use is more risky than the risk of coronavirus itself. Patients who were treated with chloroquine experienced an irregular increase in heartbeat, and thus it had been stopped at once.
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