Peramivir effective for influenza

By  |  December 6, 2010 | 

Peramivir was FDA approved last influenza season for emergency use with severe H1N1 infections. In this randomized trial, patients with influenza who received peramivir had significantly shorter symptom duration than those on placebo, with adverse event rates similar to placebo. Peramivir appears to be effective in reducing duration of symptoms, and well tolerated (abstract).

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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