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Initial results of BCM-PRIME study: Tuberculosis vaccine does not protect vulnerable elderly people against COVID-19

The BCG vaccine does not offer vulnerable elderly people protection against the symptoms of COVID-19. These are the initial results of the BCG-PRIME study among 6,132 vulnerable patients aged 60 and over.

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Plasma antibody does not help the sickest COVID-19 patient

Three clinical trial platforms working together to test the effects of full doses of anticoagulants (blood thinners) in COVID-19 patients have paused enrollment for one group of patients. Among critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) support, therapeutic anticoagulation drugs did not improve outcomes. Enrollment continues for moderately ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the trials.

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Eerste resultaten BCG-PRIME studie: Tuberculosevaccin biedt kwetsbare ouderen geen bescherming tegen COVID-19

Het BCG-vaccin biedt kwetsbare ouderen geen bescherming tegen ziekteverschijnselen door COVID-19. Dat zijn de eerste resultaten van de BCG-PRIME studie onder 6132 kwetsbare patiënten van 60 jaar en ouder.

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When does home monitoring work for patients with heart failure?

The UMC Utrecht is launching a large-scale study into the effectiveness of telehealth coaching in patients with heart failure.

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Statement from the REMAP-CAP trial: International Trials of Blood Thinners Pause Enrollment of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Three clinical trial platforms working together to test the effects of full doses of anticoagulants (blood thinners) in COVID-19 patients have paused enrollment for one group of patients.

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UMC Utrecht starts clinical trial with COVID-19 vaccine

UMC Utrecht will start a study with the COVID-19 candidate vaccine from CureVac on 28 December. A total of approximately 2,000 volunteers in the Netherlands will be recruited to participate in this study.

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Method for better prediction models

Predicting the extent to which a person is at risk of a particular disorder or predicting the course of an individual’s disease; the use of prediction models is increasing in the healthcare sector.

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Help older people better with their medication intake

Personal guidance has added value, particularly for elderly people with multiple chronic conditions.

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Mass screening for corona will not allow for reopening of society

Utrecht, November 20, 2020 - Massive and repeated testing of the population for the coronavirus, followed by isolating people that can spread the virus, after the current wave is not a feasible solution for the reopening of society. This conclusion is drawn in a new modeling study by epidemiologists from UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.

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Tocilizumab effective in treating sickest COVID-19 patients

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 treated with a drug that reduces inflammation by modifying the immune system require shorter durations of organ support in the intensive care unit, an international study has found.

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