Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Breakthrough on How to Treat COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Breakthrough on How to Treat COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Some patients’ immune systems have responded to SARS-CoV-2 infections by going into a form of overdrive, leading to the overzealous response known as a cytokine storm—a very dangerous situation. When this occurs, the death rate associated with COVID-19 is extremely high. In association with this condition, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and Northwell COVID-19 Research Consortium completed a retrospective study of 6,000 patients and the findings  lead to somewhat of a potential breakthrough: results point to the most effective immunomodulatory therapies to treat patients with evidence of this cytokine storm and importantly, improve patient survival. Led by Negin Hajizadeh, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician, and associate professor at the Feinstein Institutes, a multidisciplinary team of investigators analyzed the electronic health records of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across 12 of Northwell Health hospitals – New York State’s largest health system – between March 1 and April 24, 2020. The results were published today in CHEST, by Sonali Narain, MD, assistant professor at the Feinstein Institutes, corresponding author, and team.

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