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Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 05, 2020  3 hours ago
A new study published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine identifeis the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The study reports on commonalities of the largest group of coronavirus patient deaths to be studied to date. https://www.atsjournals.o...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 04, 2020  23 hours ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: A study just published in a French medical journal provides new evidence that hydroxychloroquine does not appear to help the immune system clear the coronavirus from the body. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0399077X20300858?via%3Dihub The study comes on the heels of two others one in France and one in China that reported some benefits i...
Source: Covid-19 News  Apr 04, 2020  1 day ago
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease could even spread through the air via normal breathing and speaking, a top US scientist said on Friday as the American government was poised to recommend the use of face masks for everyone.   Dr Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News the guidance on masks would be chang...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 03, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A major collaboration of international experts from various medical, genomic  and biological fields lead by Northeastern's Center for Complex Network Science Research has identified that the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus is able to target 332 human proteins and also has a variety of binding sites, not just the four that was initially discovered including ACE-2 receptors. &nb...
Source: Covid-19 Vaccine Updates  Apr 03, 2020  2 days ago
Covid-19 Vaccine Updates: Medical, virology and genomic researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have reported a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-3964(20)30118-3/fulltext   The vaccine when tested in animal models such as mice, the vaccine, delivered throu...
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COVID-19: Despite an early warning by Thailand Medical News in an article published 5th Of March 2020 that the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease could cause harm to the nervous system and also the brain, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-coronavirus-can-also-attack-the-nervous-system,-causing-neurological-conditions-and-even-viral-encephalitis ,many ignorant...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Apr 03, 2020  2 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: As the global number of infected cases of Covid-19 has already hit more than the one million mark as of Friday morning (9.30am Bangkok, 3rd April) ie 1,015,082 cases and the total number of deaths has now reached 53,207, researchers and medical experts are frantically trying to find treatments and cures and many existing drugs are being repurposed and placed as experimental...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Apr 02, 2020  3 days ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: European pharmaceutical giant, APEIRON Biologics AG today announced that it has received regulatory approvals in Austria, Germany and Denmark to initiate a Phase II clinical trial of APN01 to treat Covid-19. APN01 is the recombinant form of the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (rhACE2), and has the potential to block the infection of cells by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Apr 02, 2020  3 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers and ophthalmologists from the Department of Ophthalmology, The First College of Clinical Medical Science, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Sun Yat-Sen University have published findings form a new  study that shows that almost a third of Covid-19 patients exhibit ocular abnormalities. Previous studies on clin...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Apr 02, 2020  3 days ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: According to a new study by Chinese researchers from Wuhu Public Hospitals In Anhui, updated CT scan scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT scan findings, could quantitatively and accurately evaluate the progression of theCovid-19 pneumonia. https://www.ajronline.org/doi/10.2214/AJR.20.23078 CT scoring criteria were applied to images from...
Source: Covid-19 Prevention  Apr 01, 2020  4 days ago
Covid-19 Prevention: Many  are still wondering who is the charlatan who came the idea that social distancing of 1 to 3 meters would suffice to prevent the spread of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus despite no official scientific studies to show that it true and is fully safe.   To make matters worse, since the beginning of this Covid-19 breakout, we have allowed government authorities, healt...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Apr 01, 2020  4 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: The Covid-19 crisis is expected to worsen in Thailand over the next few weeks basically due to irresponsibility of locals and lack of discipline as many do not understand the importance of self-isolation, social distancing and taking necessary precautions.   Even worst are selfish individuals who when experiencing symptoms , instead of either going to a hospita...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 01, 2020  4 days ago
Covid-19 Research: A novel protocol brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza, avian flu and even the Covid-19 by utilizing an empty and therefore non-infectious shell of a phage virus to block biding sites of these viruses. Phage shell docks on surface of virus and inhibits it . Credit: Barth van Rossum / FMP   German researchers from the Leibniz-Forschu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 31, 2020  5 days ago
Covid-19 Research: Chinese researchers have been exploring the usage of stem cells to treat the Covid-19 disease since late January when a team of researchers from Baoshan Hospital and Peking University lead by Dr Bing Liang used mesenchymal stem cells from human umblical cord to treat a 65 year old female patient who was in critical condition. file:///C:/Users/Administrator/Downloads/202002.00084...
Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 31, 2020  5 days ago
Covid-19 Research: A new study published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine gives a warning that majority of patients who are clinically recovered were still found to be infectious with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease.   The medical researchers found that half of the patients they treated for...
Source: Covid-19 Warning  Mar 31, 2020  5 days ago
Covid-19 Warning: A joint statement published March 26 by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses, and American College of Chest Physicians warns that the sharing of mechanical ventilators should not be attempted during the Covid-19 &nb...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 30, 2020  6 days ago
As the Covid-19 cases are escalating exponentially globally, with almost 739,385 confirmed infected cases and 35,128 deaths reported as of 2100 Hrs (Bangkok, 30th April 2020) and millions more infected awaiting testing, and one quarter of the planet  sheltered in their homes to help quell the outbreak, many are asking the obvious question: How long will all this last? Associate Professor D...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 30, 2020  6 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: A new study conducted by medical researchers from Nanjing Medical University involving three hospitals and more than 1314 Covid-19 patients of which the focus was on 83 critically ill patients revealed that almost 86 percent or more of these critically ill patients suffered from acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) .   This observed phenomenon indicated that SARS-CoV-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 30, 2020  6 days ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: Sarilumab or Kevzara, a human monoclonal antibody that was jointly developed Regeneron and Sanofi and is able to inhibit the production of a cytokine called interleukin-6 (IL-6), which has been observed in cases of pneumonia in some Covid-19 patients will be used in the first approved clinical trial in New York for Covid-19 patients.   Cytokines are small proteins th...
Source: US Covid-19 News  Mar 30, 2020  6 days ago
US Covid-19 News: It saddens many to see how the Covid-19 crisis has quickly escalated in America despite being the world’s leader in medical research and healthcare facilities. In about slightly more than three weeks, the number of cases has spiraled to 141,854 confirmed infected cases with millions more suspected cases yet to be tested and 2,502 deaths so far as of Monday morning (Bangkok)...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 29, 2020  7 days ago
Covid-19: We have been observing the situation in your respective countries and we are deeply saddened by the rising numbers.   Our advise to all, please self isolate if you can, do not even practice social distancing as keeping away from each other for 1 to 3 meters is not going to help much due the potent transmissibility of the virus and its long survival period in the air and  surf...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 29, 2020  7 days ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: The global medical industry has in the past months evolved into a ‘Wild Wild West’ or ‘circus’ with more unprecedented and unprofessional medical practices being conducted as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Experimental drugs that have not been properly evaluated are being adopted as main treatment protocols in certain countries merely based on cert...
Source: Thailand Covid-19 News  Mar 28, 2020  8 days ago
While the world is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis that originated from China, most were not aware that another new zoonotic virus has emerged in China and it reported on the 24th Of March that a male worker was on the way to work to Shandong  along with 29 other people on a chartered bus on Sunday began to feel unwell on the way and was sent to hospital in Ningshan county, Shannxi Province ...
Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 28, 2020  8 days ago
Covid-19 Research:  A team of medical researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, New York University Langone Health, Uconn Health and the University of Bordeaux have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or coronavirus infections. https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/5/4...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 28, 2020  8 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Cardiology researchers  from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston or UTHealth are warning that the SARS-CoV -2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions.   The new research paper was be...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Studies  Mar 28, 2020  8 days ago
SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Studies: Thailand Medical News has managed to convinced more international genomic researchers to pay attention to the mutations and emerging strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as in the past despite gene sequencing of strains that were detected in respective countries, many of these results were not properly compared and analyzed in detail to understand the evolutionary bran...
Source: SARS-Cov-2 Research   Mar 27, 2020  9 days ago
SARS-Cov-2 Research: Dr James Diaz, Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health and New Orleans School of Public Health, has proposed a possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people diagnosed with Covid-19.   His research findings was published in the Journal of Travel Medicine. https://academic.oup.com/jtm...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 27, 2020  9 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers from the University of Colorado at Denver and MIT have proposed a new stopgap measure that could help Covid-19 patients who are in acute respiratory distress by repurposing a drug that is now used to treat blood clots. The researchers believe the drug could help patients in cases where a ventilator is not helping, or if a ventilator is not available. ...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 27, 2020  9 days ago
According to a research letter published online March 25 in JAMA Oncology, patients with cancer in Wuhan had an increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The journal warns that similar issues could also affect cancer patients elsewhere. (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2763673)   Dr Jing Yu, M.D., from the Zhon...
Source: Bloomberg  Mar 27, 2020  9 days ago
 In Spain, doctors are being forced due to time constrains, staff shortages, inadequate medical supplies to choose who to let live and who to die in a sad state of affairs that is becoming common in many part of the world. Dr Daniel Bernabeu signed the death certificate for one patient and immediately turned to help another who was choking, in the emergency room at one of Madrid's bigg...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 26, 2020  10 days ago
As predicted by Thailand Medical News in our earlier articles, we have reached more than 22,048 deaths and almost half a million are infected for this week. Despite reporting on so many developments since December, they are many out there not taking us seriously some even labeling a lot of what we are saying as fake news despite supporting research studies. It seems that many disillusioned soul...
Source: AFP  Mar 26, 2020  10 days ago
Philippines Medical Association announced on Thursday that nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the Covid-19, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines. The official announcement of the doctors' deaths heightened fears that the scale of the health crisis in the Philippines is much worse than is being officially reported, with...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 26, 2020  10 days ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: A study conducted by researchers from the Department of Infection and Immunity, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai has shown that Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug dubbed a "gift from God" by US President Donald Trump for its potential ability to fight the Covid-19 disease, was found to be no more effective than standard trea...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 26, 2020  10 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: As the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease continues to wreak havoc globally with more than 21,500 deaths to date, the possibility of a vaccine or cure seems far away, maybe in only 15 to 18 months time as efforts are being hampered by a variety of reasons and factors including the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is mutating with the emergenc...
Source: AFP  Mar 25, 2020  11 days ago
We at Thailand Medical News are proud to republished an original news article by by Olivier Lucazeau and Antoine Bouthier from AFP featuring a remarkable doctor with true passion for healing unlike those clueless medical experts sitting in the comfort of their aircon offices and trying to dictate policies and protocols while being clueless about the macro and micro perspectives of the disease. P...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 25, 2020  11 days ago
Covid-Clinical Care: Medical researchers are reporting that Initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may result in decreases in lymphocyte numbers and immunity function, which can be associated with increased severity of Covid-19.   Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal tech...
Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 25, 2020  11 days ago
Covid-19 Research:  A new  study by researchers from the Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan lead by Dr Chen Xiaoping has showed that Covid-19 patients with underlying disease like Diabetes and Hypertension have a worse prognosis once infected with Covid-19. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.22.20040774v1.full.pdf+html   The study involved 106 patients from Zhongnan Hospital ...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 25, 2020  11 days ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: A retrospective study that was conducted by Dr Haibo Qiu and Dr Chun Pan, leading Chinese pulmonologists and co-authors report on a study of the treatment of 12 patients in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, who had severe COVID-19 and had related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and were  assisted by mechanical ventilation, found that having the patien...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 25, 2020  11 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus Alerts: The only way that Thailand can come out of the Covid-19 crisis with a low mortality figure and also to rapidly eradicate Covid-19 in the country is for all to share the same objectives and strategies and do their part.   This is not a time for ego, personal gains or about scoring revenge. Starting from the government, to healthcare authorities and medical profes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 24, 2020  11 days ago
NOTICE: Conforming To Thailand’s State Of Emergency Ruling That Comes Into Effect On The 26th Of March 2020, We Will No Longer Be Reporting On Any Developments On The Local Thailand Covid-19 Scene As Prohibited But Will Only Carry Official Government  Announcements To Help The Government In Its Efforts To Control The Disease.   We will however continue to give report on  updat...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus Updates  Mar 24, 2020  12 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : Thai Health Officials reported 106 new infections, bringing the total to 827 and also reported three new deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 4.   However the number of patients being classified as under investigations has skyrocketed with almost all public healthcare hospitals now overwhelmed (no official figures were given for this).   As of 14...
Source : Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 24, 2020  12 days ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: British based, respiratory drug discovery and development company, Synairgen plc has  announced that it has received expedited approvals from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health Research Authority (HRA) to conduct a trial of SNG001 (inhaled formulation of interferon-beta-1a) in Covid-19 patients to potentially assist with the globa...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 24, 2020  12 days ago
Covid-19-Diagnostics: The debut and rapid spread of COVID-19 has exposed a frailty in our ability to rapidly detect and screen new infectious diseases accurately. British-based Iceni Diagnostics is developing a new approach that identifies the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, not by its genetic code, which can mutate, but by using its reliance on chains of sugars which are constant and unchangeable. The...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 24, 2020  12 days ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from Simon Fraser University have utilized their pioneering imaging technology called Mango, for its bright fluorescent colors, to develop an easy and fast to use coronavirus testing kits.   They are among a small set of Canadian researchers who responded to the rapid funding opportunity recently announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 23, 2020  13 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, official spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, announced on Monday that there has been 122 new confirmed cases of Covid-19  since the last 24 hours bringing the total to 721. To date, only one person has died from the disease in Thailand according to government officials. (just like they announced they found a cure for the disease a...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 23, 2020  13 days ago
The President of the British Rhinological Society Professor, Dr Clare Hopkins, and the President of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Professor Nirmal Kumar have issued a joint statement last Saturday that Anosmia or the loss of smell could be marker to indicate individuals who might be infected with Covid-19 disease but are asymptomatic in the sense they are not exhibiting fever or ...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 23, 2020  13 days ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: California based biotech company, Cepheid has developed that a new rapid Covid-19 test kit that does not even need usage in the lab setting and is able to provide results in 45 minutes. The US FDA on Saturday had given emergency approval to the new diagnostic kits. Cepheid  developed the new automated molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the vi...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 23, 2020  13 days ago
The Global number of Covid-19 infected cases as of Monday morning is currently at 336 838 with 14,616 deaths. The figures are escalating faster than what we had even predicted and a major spikes is expected around the 15th of April based on our assumptions that there are now millions of asymptomatic spreaders out there with various new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We are going to see a v...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 22, 2020  13 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: As of Sunday, the official figures for the number of Thais infected with the Covid-19 disease has risen to 599 and one dead so far. These are the official figures. There have been so many speculations online by reputable medical professionals that the figures are much more and that at least 32 of the 77 provinces in Thailand already have reported infected cases. (acco...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 21, 2020  15 days ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: Researchers from the Center of Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases (CSGID have identified a new potential drug target for the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid -19 and say that multiple drugs will be needed to treat the pandemic.   The research is a none peer-reviewed pre-print study published online on bioRvix. (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 21, 2020  15 days ago
It is now roughly 12 weeks since the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease has made its global debut, to date the death toll is 11,187 and rising and the total number infected about 266,500. We expect to hit a million infected in less than 10 days time and about 25,000 to 50,000 deaths in the same time frame….and this is only the start. Now the things I am going to mention he...
Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 20, 2020  16 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : A Chinese female national was arrested for spitting all over deliberately non-stop on public transport in Thailand.  It was perceived that she was trying to spread the disease to Thai nationals deliberately.   The Chinese woman was arrested on Thursday (March 19) by health and police officials after she was allegedly found spitting repeatedly inside a bus...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 20, 2020  16 days ago
Covid-19 Testing: The acute shortage of test kits for Covid-19 and also many countries not conducting testing as freely due to the shortage and financial constraints means the world is effectively fighting the pandemic crisis blindly and may not know the true extent of infection for months if not years, medical experts are warning. As Covid-19 is highly infectious, about 2.5 times that of the c...
Source: Covid-19 Treatments And Drugs News  Mar 20, 2020  16 days ago
Covid-19 Treatment And Drugs:  A new study lead by one of China’s to respiratory specialists, Dr Cao Bin, Professor at Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital has shown that Lopinavir–Ritonavir is ineffective in treating Covid-19.   The research was published in the New England Journal Of Medicine yesterday. (https://www.nejm.org/...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 19, 2020  17 days ago
Clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have published a new report in the medical journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology  that  outlines key and critical information that gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need to know about COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   Covid-19 is of particular concern for patients with&n...

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