PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are citing evidence that there is a cheap and widely available option for some patients combatting COVID-19.
This study went so well, that the World Health Organization is recommending this drug be used worldwide.
They found people on a ventilator and oxygen should be given corticosteroids.
Researchers say it’s rare your able to find a drug where the evidence of the effectiveness in saving lives is so consistent.
It was the on trial in the country to test this drug.
Between March and June, the steroids trial was given to random adults in the ICU with Covid 19, this was done in 121 hospitals across 8 countries.
The trial found a 93% probability that the steroid would improve a patient’s outcome as opposed to not having the steroid.
The results looked to be consistent across age, race,