Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of COVID-19 is a topic that has generated significant interest during this pandemic, especially after dexamethasone was shown to reduce mortality in the RECOVERY randomized controlled trials. Dr. Seheult of https://www.medcram.com discusses what we know about inhaled steroids for the treatment of coronavirus, data on patients with asthma, and controversy about a new possible strain of pneumonia in Kazakhstan. (This video was recorded July 10, 2020).
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