COVID-19; current situation and recommended interventions

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Int J Clin Pract. 2020 Dec 5:e13886. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.13886. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: The new coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) that emerged at the end of 2019 stated in China and infected millions of people around the world, with the highest spread rate among humans compared with other coronaviruses. This paper aimed to review and analyze the published studies about COVID-19 diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

METHOD: The reviewed studies were clinical trials, in-vivo, in-vitro, guidelines, reports from world health organization (WHO), and the center for disease control and prevention (CDC) in addition to systemic reviews. All data extracted and analyzed to stand on the latest updates and recommendations for fighting this severe attack of COVID-19.

RESULTS: Most important antiviral therapy of COVID-19 clinical trials is still running without clear results, but a few trials have indicated the role of numerous drugs in the treatment of COVID-19. Specific recommendations for aerosol therapy should be followed for management of COVID-19.

CONCLUSION: Nature of COVID-19 is still not very clear however management of the condition is similar to the previous attacks of corona viruses.

PMID:33278855 | DOI:10.1111/ijcp.13886

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