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Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Cuts Hospitalizations: Preprint
Unlike studies of antibody-rich transfusions in hospitalized patients, which overall have not found clear benefits, a new randomized trial finds that early convalescent plasma treatment cuts hospitalizations in half.
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Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Cuts Hospitalizations: Preprint
Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Cuts Hospitalizations: Preprint

Unlike studies of antibody-rich transfusions in hospitalized patients, which overall have not found clear benefits, a new randomized trial finds that early convalescent plasma treatment cuts hospitalizations in half.

Unlike studies of antibody-rich transfusions in hospitalized patients, which overall have not found clear benefits, a new randomized trial finds that early convalescent plasma treatment cuts hospitalizations in half.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, CHANAWIT

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WHO Rejects Convalescent Plasma Treatment for COVID-19
Chloe Tenn | Dec 6, 2021
Current evidence suggests the treatment does not improve survival or reduce the need for ventilation in COVID-19 patients, the World Health Organization says.
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NIH Halts Outpatient COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Trial
Marcus A. Banks | Mar 4, 2021
The decision adds to evidence that the benefits of plasma infusions from COVID-19 survivors may be limited, but advocates say the case isn’t closed.
Antibody Spike Months After Ebola Infection Surprisingly Common
Catherine Offord | Jan 27, 2021
A study of people in Sierra Leone suggests that the virus can lie in hiding from the immune system before re-emerging later and sparking a new response—although researchers didn’t examine whether this could make people infectious again.
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Indian Study Shows No Survival Benefit of Plasma in COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | Sep 15, 2020
A randomized controlled trial on the use of convalescent plasma therapy to treat coronavirus infections—the first in the world to be completed—yields disappointing results, but some doctors are not discouraged.
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Doctors Forge Ahead with Plasma for COVID-19, Benefits Uncertain
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2020
Researchers say the popularity of convalescent plasma makes it more difficult to gather high-quality data on its efficacy.
FDA to Allow for Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
Lisa Winter | Mar 26, 2020
Under emergency protocols, doctors can request to use survivors’ plasma to treat some critically ill COVID-19 patients.