Should Ivermectin be used to treat COVID? by John B. Abell MD, ABIM, IFMCP,FAARFM, ABAARM There has been much ado from the CDC and FDA with negative press on using a “parasite” drug in both prophylaxis and treatment of COVID 19.
Two medications recently have been shown to have benefit in combating the severity of Covid-19. Patients taking statin drugs such as Lipitor who develop Covid-19 have a 40-50% reduction in dying of Covid-19 if they are admitted to the hospital. Diabetic
On July 16th, 2021, Web MD published an article titled, “Large Remdesivir Study Finds No Survival Covid-19 Benefit”. The study was conducted by the VA, which showed no changes in survivability in VA patients that had Covid-19, with and without the
In the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us that care for patients with HIV/AIDs were very concerned on how it would impact these patients. HIV is considered a risk factor for worse outcomes to Covid-19 because of the immunocompromised
I have been in the metro-Atlanta area now for over 25 years and in that time, I have known many people who have commented that they were “allergic to Atlanta”. In this period, and with the work I’ve done in chronic
This is the first article that I’m writing about Covid-19 in the blog. My reason is simple. Things were occurring so quickly and new information was coming at us so rapidly, that it was very difficult for me to formulate what
As has been discussed often in the past, here at this blog chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a very complex disease. It takes in both anatomical and physiological changes that bring about the disease state. Without adequate drainage of sinus cavities, secretions
A 43 year old woman came to the office nine months ago with a recurrent history of chronic sinusitis over the last 7-8 years. The patient had recently gone through her second sinus surgery and it was perplexing to her ENT