Knitted News30.09.20 21:36 Twelfth of Tishrei Tishpa
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Good news: Today (Wednesday) the fifth of the five most difficult and critical patients suffering from the corona virus was released to his home, from those who received innovative treatment in the world’s first clinical trial, in the treatment of human cells taken from a healthy donor.
The five corona patients, 3 of them in critical condition and 2 in critical condition, were treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital under a clinical trial with an innovative drug, Alostra, developed at Hadassah in collaboration with the biotechnology company Analybax Therapeutics.
All five patients were discharged healthy from the hospital after treatment on average five to six days after receiving the drug, and all were negative for the corona virus on the day of discharge.
“Alostra” was developed on the basis of research by Prof. Dror Mevorach – Head of the Internal Medicine and Corona Department at Hadassah, and has already been successfully tried in the past in ten patients with sepsis (sepsis), which is considered a serious disease that currently has no cure.
“Alostra is intended for the treatment of a wide range of cases in which there is an overactivity of the immune system, which leads to an increase in the secretion of proteins by cells of the immune system – called cytokines and causing a cytokine storm,” explains Prof. Mevorach.
“Its activity is carried out by treating cells taken from a healthy donor and Hindus in the laboratory in such a way that they, when injected into the patient’s body, curb the inflammation or cytokine storm that is very harmful to patients.”
The trial of Corona patients was conducted under the approval of the Helsinki Committee of the Ministry of Health, and the lead researcher in the trial was Prof. Van Jordan, director of the intensive care unit at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Hadassah CEO Prof. Zeev Rothstein: “Despite the war around and alongside intensive preparations to absorb the growing numbers of critically ill patients, Hadassah continues to innovate and lead the breakthroughs in the treatment of these corona patients and are happy that a drug developed within our hospital walls does show therapeutic potential in these patients . I hope that even those who must do their part in the budget and cash flow of the hospital system in the country, will finally wake up and help us help the public at this time. “
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