Lessons Learned From Treating Sepsis May Help With COVID-19 Treatment, UF Researchers Suggest (UF Health Newsroom)

Lessons Learned From Treating Sepsis May Help With COVID-19 Treatment, UF Researchers Suggest

The mortality rate of the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the standard process of drug development, amplifying the need for lifesaving treatment and marking the start of the sprint toward a cure or gold standard treatment.

In a commentary published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, UF researchers and their collaborators are looking to the past for answers — specifically, to sepsis.

“Many lessons can be learned from a generation of clinical and research data obtained from efforts to combat other progressive, overwhelming microbial infections, including sepsis,” said Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor and vice-chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery.

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