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The FDA grants emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized patients, despite a lack of clinical trials assessing whether blood from recovered patients actually helps fight the disease.
We could know whether convalescent plasma is effective in the ways we’re testing as soon as a month after full enrollment.
One treatment—known as convalescent plasma—starts by taking blood from patients who have already recovered from a viral disease.
In late August, the FDA opened the door for widespread use of convalescent plasma therapy, citing a study that kinda sorta showed the potential upsides of the treatment outweighed the risks.
On the other, there’s still no clear evidence that convalescent plasma improves patients’ outcomes.
Of patients in the study for whom 28 days worth of data are available, 145 patients got convalescent plasma while a control group of 435 did not.
Data show that patients were 35% less likely to die if they received a high dose of convalescent plasma, compared with those who got lower doses.
A fortnight after the events which I have just related Armand was convalescent, and we had already become great friends.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
The two former were enjoying their month of service on shore, the latter was on sick-leave, but convalescent.
Becoming convalescent, in a measure, I was removed to my former place of confinement.

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