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In COVID-19 deep airway and alveolar destruction occurred due to inflammatory reaction resulting into severe pneumonia. In COVID-19, lung injury is not only due to viral damage to tissue, but it is also due to immune response that leads to activation of inflammatory cells and release of cytokines. In COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS is produced due to mucinous or cellular fibromyxoid exudates, desquamation of pneumocytes and alveolar damage and hyaline membrane development and within 5-7 days disease become more aggressive due to pneumonia and respiratory failure. It is important to start the prompt and strengthen treatment for suppression of inflammatory response and cytokine storm. Methylprednisolone are the traditional immunosuppressive drugs. They are important and effective to delay the pneumonia progression and treating the ARDS. Corticosteroids are broadly used as treatment for ARDS and there was an evidence for its efficacy for treating SARS and decreasing mortality of SARS in the past. However for COVID-19 corticosteroids efficacy and safety usage is still under clinical trials

Clinical Trial Description

All new decision and new interventions that are made for decreasing dependency of ventilator in patients and decreasing patients mortality would have played a great role on global public health. The aim of the study is to address the efficacy of methlyprednisolone for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and its clinical outcome at a tertriary care hospital. ;

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NCT number NCT04559113
Study type Interventional
Source Lahore General Hospital
Contact Muhammad Irfan Malik, FCPS
Phone 03334367220
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date May 1, 2020
Completion date December 30, 2020

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