Follow Vietnamplusresearchers in Singapore hope artificial intelligence (AI) can help prevent the Covid-19 epidemic more effectively, after a recent study showed that the technology could help provide treatment options. Optimal.
Researchers at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) used an AI platform called IDentif.AI and found that antiviral drugs such as Paxlovid or Molnupiravir if combined with the drug YH -53 protease inhibitor (protein-destroying enzyme) is effective against the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the laboratory setting. IDentif.AI can also recommend drug dosage to achieve the best treatment results.
The antiviral drugs Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are being widely used in the treatment of Covid-19. Paxlovid is about 90% effective at preventing hospitalization or serious development from Covid-19 if taken within 5 days of the onset of symptoms, while Molnupiravir is about 30% effective.
The team investigated the possibility of combining drugs to reduce the risk of reinfection. Accordingly, they used IDentif.AI and studied the most accurate drug combinations and dosages to optimize the effects of both the drug Molnupiravir and the drug Paxlovid against the Omicron variant.
The team conducted laboratory tests combining each of these drugs with the Japanese protease inhibitor YH-53. The results showed that the combination was effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The researchers plan to conduct clinical trials to further evaluate these combined treatment options.
Studies have also shown that both Paxlovid and Molnupiravir when combined with YH-53 at appropriate doses are more effective in treating Omicron.
Follow Health of life, During the Covid-19 pandemic, AI applications have covered everything from helping doctors make treatment decisions, to informing resource allocation. Researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center have worked with software to help doctors detect respiratory failure in order to promptly intubate patients.
GS.DS. RandallMoorman of the University of Virginia, USA, said that no one expected a pandemic like this, but it happened. With AI software, we have been working with peace of mind for a long time. That software is called CoMET, it projects a comet shape onto a patient’s LCD screen and it changes in size and color as the patient’s risk of disease increases, providing caregivers a reliable visual alert.
Dao Vu (Th)