In the never ending battle with COVID-19, new studies have demonstrated a role for IVIG in the treatment of acute COVID-19 pneumonia, the potential benefit of honey and black seed in mild to moderate COVID-19, and the efficacy of an mRNA vaccine. What does this all mean for current practice?Additional References:IVIG: Gharebaghi, N., Nejadrahim, R., Mousavi, S.J. et al. The use of intravenous immunoglobulin gamma for the treatment of severe coronavirus disease 2019: a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial. BMC Infect Dis 20, 786 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05507-4 Honey: Ashraf S, Ashraf S, Imran M, et al. Efficacy of honey and Nigella sativa against COVID-19: HNS-COVID-PK Trial. medRxiv 2020.10.30.20217364; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.30.20217364 Cleveland Clinic Hospitalization Risk for COVID-19 Positive Calculator: https://riskcalc.org/COVID19Hospitalization/ Cleveland Clinic Predict COVID-19 test result Calculator: https://riskcalc.org/COVID19/ This episode is accredited for CPE. Subscribe at CEimpact https://www.ceimpact.com/pharmacist and claim your CE today!The CE for this episode is supported by an educational grant from Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing important anti-infective treatments against serious and often life-threatening infections. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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