Calabria is the first region in Italy to have requested and obtained the possibility of using Ruxolitinib for the treatment of patients with Covid19. The drug is currently used in hematology for chronic myeloproliferative syndromes. They make it known by the Region.
This is an experimental therapy, started last March 27, authorized by the Regional Ethics Committee, which currently involves three patients hospitalized in the infectious diseases department of the Cosenza hospital. Clinical and objective laboratory data improvement was noted for all three patients, while two of them no longer needed oxygen after two days of treatment. The study was designed by doctors Mendicino and Botta from the U.O. Hematology of Cosenza and Prof Marco Rossi of the Magna Graecia University and will also be extended to other hospitals in the region. Even with due caution, the first data seem to be very encouraging. Therefore it is expected in the coming days to be able to treat a greater number of patients. This is what the Department of Health Protection, Health Policies of the Calabria Region declare.
Calabria: this is the situation of the Coronavirus infection updated every day at 6.00 P.M. (Italian time) through the official data of the 'Protezione Civile'.
In total on 29/03/2020 in Calabria we have 614 swab positive patients to Coronavirus, 124 recovered in hospital, 19 admitted to intensive care, 12 patients healed, 25 deaths The number of swab positive by province: Catanzaro: 123 swap positive Cosenza: 171 swap positive Crotone: 90 swap positive Reggio di Calabria: 189 swap positive Vibo Valentia: 39 swap positive
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29 Mar 2020 17:14: A new experimental drug against Coronavirus, Calabria first region to use it Calabria is the first region in Italy to have requested and obtained the possibility of using Ruxolitinib for the treatment of patients with Covid19. The drug is currently used in hematology
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