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Better outcomes in severe COVID-19 patients administered interleukin-6 inhibitors early

Better outcomes in severe COVID-19 patients administered interleukin-6 inhibitors early
New research from Boston Medical Center found that patients experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms had improved outcomes when administered an Interleukin-6 (IL6ri) inhibitor, sarilumab or tocilizumab, given to mediate severe systemic inflammatory responses. The treatment was more effective when administered earlier in the disease course and reduced mortality rates and the need for intubation. Published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, the results show Interleukin-6 inhibitors appear to be a more effective treatment compared to other options, including remedesvir and dexamethasone, which are recommended and currently used in the pandemic.