RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIGH CORTISOL & HIGH MORTALITY RATE IN COVID-19

Dear my friends and fellow Colleagues, Here is an update on the relationship between high Cortisol levels in Hospitalised COVID-19 patients and high Mortality Rate. COVID-19 patients who have high levels of Cortisol (>744 nmol/L) on admission to hospital have significantly higher risk mortality. Giving Steroids at this early stage when Cortisol levels are high due to stress response may prove to be hazardous. Measuring Cortisol levels on admission is potentially important early marker for prognosis & treatment. Probably this is a precaution to be taken after the results of RECOVERY STUDY have rolled out, the usage of 6 mg Dexamethasone either PO or IV daily for 10 days in Hospitalised COVID-19 patients either on Oxygen or Mechanical Ventilation. A study from UK, Lancet Diabetes & Endo, June, 2020. Regards and thanks, Dr Sepuri Krishna Mohan.

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Useful information. Thanks for updating and sharing this educative information.

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Helpful Information, sir. For my covid duty, I'll keep this in mind

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Thank you for sharing such information.

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USEFUL AND NICE. UPDATE THANKS SIR

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Good update sir , thanks

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