Dexamethasone, an inexpensive steroid, reduced death by one-third in ventilated COVID-19 patients, and by one fifth in patients receiving oxygen for severe coronavirus symptoms. Preliminary findings suggest one death per eight patients ventilated could be prevented by administering dexamethasone.
Researchers report a steroid routinely given to reduce inflammation can alter the expression of a gene associated with fear extinction, preventing the formation of fear memories associated with PTSD.
According to researchers, pediatric leukemia patients exposed to high levels of methotrexate are more likely to have problems with mental flexibility and other cognitive skills as long term survivors.
A new study links hypersexual disorder to hyperactive stress systems.
Treatment with dexamethasone after a primary blast injury promoted fast recovery in an in vitro model of the BBB.