Hydroxychloroquine reduces time to clinical recovery when treating COVID-19 disease patients:

The accelerating debate about the clinical benefit of treating COVID-19 disease patients with hydroxychloroquine became a little bit clearer with a new study.

Previous studies have indicated that chloroquine (CQ) shows antagonism against COVID-19 in vitro. 

As a derivative of CQ, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is reported to offer similar therapeutic effects, but with fewer adverse effects. 

However, the scientific evidence regarding this antimalarial drug efficacy in COVID-19 patients is limited, since it is a new disease. 

A new, small, non-peer-reviewed clinical study published on March 31, 2020, evaluated the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in China. 

From February 4 to February 28, 2020, 62 patients suffering from COVID-19 were diagnosed and admitted to the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, located in China.

All participants were randomized in a parallel-group trial #ChiCTR2000029559, 31 patients were assigned to receive an additional 5-day HCQ (400 mg/d) treatment, Time to clinical recovery (TTCR), clinical characteristics, and radiological results were assessed at baseline and 5 days after treatment to evaluate the effect of HCQ. 

Read the full article here: https://www.precisionvaccinations.com/hydroxychloroquine-reduces-time-clinical-recovery-when-treating-covid-19-disease-patients

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