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Tocilizumab in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial
TLDR
In hospitalised COVID-19 patients with hypoxia and systemic inflammation, tocilizumab improved survival and other clinical outcomes, seen regardless of the amount of respiratory support and were additional to the benefits of systemic corticosteroids. Expand
Human parasites in the Roman World: health consequences of conquering an empire
TLDR
Despite their large multi-seat public latrines with washing facilities, sewer systems, sanitation legislation, fountains and piped drinking water from aqueducts, the widespread presence of whipworm, roundworm and Entamoeba histolytica that causes dysentery is seen. Expand
The origins of human parasites: Exploring the evidence for endoparasitism throughout human evolution.
  • P. Mitchell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of paleopathology
  • 1 September 2013
TLDR
While the origins of 28 species of endoparasite have been determined, many more species require further assessment once a more systematic analysis of ancient parasites in other regions of Africa has been undertaken. Expand
Retrospective diagnosis and the use of historical texts for investigating disease in the past.
  • P. Mitchell
  • History, Medicine
  • International journal of paleopathology
  • 1 October 2011
TLDR
This study discusses some of the hazards associated with interpreting texts that provide evidence for disease episodes in past populations, and suggests a framework with which to assess how reliable written passages may be in allowing us to reach a modern biological diagnosis for a historical disease event. Expand
Diagnostic criteria for developmental dislocation of the hip in human skeletal remains
TLDR
The skeletal response to the altered biomechanics and limb shortening that occurs in developmental dislocation is described in the pelvis, lower limb and spine and includes asymmetric growth in childhood, and asymmetric degenerative change in adulthood. Expand
Brief communication: developmental dysplasia of the hip in medieval London.
TLDR
Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a congenital musculoskeletal disorder of relatively high frequency, with significant variation in prevalence between populations around the world, it is a topic that warrants targeted research from physical anthropologists studying past populations. Expand
Convalescent plasma in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised controlled, open-label, platform trial
TLDR
In patients hospitalised with COVID-19, high-titre convalescent plasma did not improve survival or other prespecified clinical outcomes. Expand
The study of anatomy in England from 1700 to the early 20th century
The study of anatomy in England during the 18th and 19th century has become infamous for bodysnatching from graveyards to provide a sufficient supply of cadavers. However, recent discoveries haveExpand
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