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Covid cures from around the world

August 31, 2020

There are currently no proven treatments for the deadly respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), although many countries are in trials for existing and experimental drugs. So far, only one — the antiviral remdesivir — has been shown, in randomized control trials, to have some potential to speed up recovery. Most recently, convalescent plasma has been given emergency authorization to treat the virus.

There have been many claims of a cure made around the world.  Some of the most interesting include:

  • Drinking cow urine and coating oneself in cow dung.  All urine and dung may only come from cows in India.
  • USB flash drives being sold for $370 as a “5G Bioshield”, purportedly offering protection from the non-existent threat of infection transmitted via 5G mobile telephone radio waves.
  • Inhaling 0.5-3% hydrogen peroxide solution using a nebulizer.
  • Gargling with saltwater.
  • Drinking warm water or hot baths/heating to 26–27 °C (79–81 °F).
  • Wearing the color white as it may have a harmful effect on coronavirus, as claimed in a widely shared Facebook post.
  • A mix containing amphetamines, cocaine, and nicotine, on sale on the dark web for US $300, was presented as a vaccine against COVID-19.
  • A claim that cannabis could protect against the coronavirus appeared on YouTube, along with a petition to legalize cannabis in Sri Lanka.
  • “Virus Shut Out Protection” pendants, supposedly from Japan, worn around one’s neck, have been sold with claims that they prevent infection.
  • A suggestion that COVID-19 could be prevented by applying a cotton ball soaked in violet oil to the anus.
  • Drinking bleach.

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Common Medication Errors

November 10, 2016

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Medication errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in hospitals today. They arise in several situations. Here are the most common forms of error:

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How a Medical Malpractice Case Can Arise from Respiratory Issues

June 30, 2016

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Asthma. Bronchitis. Emphysema. Lung cancer. AIDS.

 

A variety of conditions fall under the category of respiratory issues. Respiratory therapy is the treatment, management, testing, control, and care of patients suffering from issues with their cardiopulmonary systems. You can seek treatment for respiratory therapy at a number of locations including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and even through home healthcare programs. (more…)