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Hydroxychloroquine as triple therapy in COVID-19 patients

Clinical Article

Introduction By June 15th 2020, 7,997,084 people were infected with SARS-CoV-2, and 435,662 had died. The world economic loss is estimated to be at least $1 trillion. In response, multiple vaccine trials are underway,…

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Tocilizumab, COVID-19 and the cytokine storm

Clinical Article

Introduction On 31 December 2019, China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in people from Wuhan, Hubei Province. The responsible pathogen was a novel coronavirus, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)….

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Colchicine use in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Clinical Article

Over the past years, there has been emerging evidence suggesting that inflammation plays a key role in ischemia/reperfusion-related injury in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, little venture out to examine if…

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Changes to Opioid PBS Listings

Clinical Article

From 1st June 2020, listings for opioid medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will change. The changes will include the addition of listings for smaller maximum quantities as well as updates to existing…

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Coronavirus Disease

Clinical Article

Introduction It is important to distinguish between three commonly used descriptors in connection with the current viral pandemic. These are: Coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; and COVID-19. Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are the…

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Risk of Viral Transmission with Nebulised Medication Delivery

Clinical Article

Respiratory infections can be transmitted via droplets expelled when an infectious person coughs, sneezes, talks, and breathes. These droplets can be classified according to size, with the World Health Organization (WHO) defining particles 5-10μm…

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