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Colchicine reduces the risk of COVID-19-related complications

January 23, 2021

Positive results from COLCORONA trial show that colchicine is the only effective oral medication for treating non-hospitalized patients

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Second year of the Montreal Heart Institute’s Diabetes Prevention Clinic sponsored by Sun Life

January 15, 2021

Supporting people with type 2 diabetes throughout the pandemic

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New data supports development of colchicine for the prevention of acute respiratory distress syndrome

December 7, 2020

This syndrome can develop in patients with COVID-19 if the virus enters the respiratory tract and damages the lungs

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has announced that colchicine, a widely available low-cost drug, reduces acute lung injury (ALI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure in pre-clinical models1. The article reporting these results was published yesterday by the Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE) 1.

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