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Topic: plasma therapy

CPM candidate-Kolkata doctor, who conducts dialysis for Rs 50, is a 7-time plasma donor

Fuad Halim, doctor & son of ex-Bengal Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim, had drawn attention last year for providing dialysis services to the poor during last year's Covid lockdown.

Dexamethasone, remdesivir, plasma, doxycycline: Which works for Covid and which doesn’t

Most drugs patients are being prescribed have not proven to help with treatment of Covid-19. Here is a list of all such drugs and therapies their scientific merit.

What’s on our minds in peak pandemic? ‘Oxygen’, ‘plasma’ and ‘remdesivir’, says Google

Indian social media has been inundated with posts about Covid — from availability or lack of oxygen and hospital beds to treatment options. What an analysis of Google Trends found.

Plasma therapy, if given early, could curb severe Covid symptoms in the elderly, study finds

The study in NEJM, conducted by Argentina-based non-profit, used convalescent plasma for the treatment of elderly Covid patients before severe symptoms develop.

Neutralising antibodies important for plasma therapy in Covid patients — new ICMR advisory

The ICMR advisory also highlights that plasma therapy works early on before a person’s own immune system kicks in.

How Amit Shah has given plasma therapy a new lease of life, after ICMR junked it

Health ministry begins work on devising an SOP to administer plasma therapy, days after the government said it is in the process of removing it from list of Covid treatments.

ICMR says no, but here’s why doctors are still keen on plasma treatment for Covid patients

The ICMR chief has said plasma therapy could be removed from the Clinical Management Protocols for Covid. But doctors continue to prescribe it saying it produces genuine results.

Busting Covid myths on plasma therapy and remdesivir, and what India’s falling numbers mean

In episode 602 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses India's declining Covid numbers, and explains the science behind remdesivir and plasma therapy.

Here is why the ICMR study that found plasma therapy ineffective on Covid is being questioned

ICMR did not look for presence of neutralising antibodies, which fight off infection, as tests to detect their presence were unavailable when the study was launched in April.

ICMR sets sights on horse sera for Covid as therapy with human plasma found ‘ineffective’

The principle behind employing horse sera is similar to that of regular plasma therapy, but ICMR says using animals can help achieve standardised antibody-rich plasma.

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RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

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Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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