Mansoura University Starts Pilot Clinical Trial Including Ivermectin Targeting COVID-19

Mansoura University Starts Pilot Clinical Trial including Ivermectin Targeting COVID-19

Mansoura University, founded as a branch of Cairo University back in 1972, established a faculty of medicine in the middle of the Nile Delta region. According to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2020 edition, the university is ranked No. 1 in Egypt and within the top 500 worldwide. Named after dinosaur ruins under the actual campus, the university’s medicinal scholars deal with modern day threats such as SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen behind the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recently, investigators there were the latest research team to investigate ivermectin as a potential treatment against COVID-19.

Background

The university’s professors posit that the basis for the pathogenesis of the virus and its proliferation are unclear, and hence, there is no definitive treatment or vaccine to defend humans. So, medications are essentially based on effectiveness on in vitro studies, virtual screenings and records of their effects on earlier strains of coronavirus, SARS and MERS. They suggest that the prompt introduction of possible SARS-CoV-2 treatments can be both essential and salvaging.

Study Methodology

In this study, the Mansoura University investigators and study team seek to compare the...

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