Although the 30th patient also fully recovered later on, 29 out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease and were released within 3 to 5 days after using a new treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
Twenty-nine out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients who were administered a treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) as part of a Phase I trial recovered from the disease and were released within three to five days, the hospital said Friday.
The 30th patient also recovered but it took longer.
Prof. Nadir Arber – Photo: Ichilov Hospital
The patients were given Prof. Continue Reading »
Developed by researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute and Sourasky Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked the approval for their cancer treatment Yescarta, based on technology that uses the patient’s immune system to destroy cancer cells.
• List price in U.S. for the personally tailored drug is $373,000.
By Hezi Sternlicht & Israel Hayom Staff
Kite Pharma, founded by Israeli-American Professor Arie Belldegrun in 2009, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted regular approval for its cancer treatment Yescarta.
California-based Gilead Sciences bought Kite Pharma for $12 billion in August this year.
Professor Arie Belldegrun – Photo: Kite Pharma
The product, which was approved on a fast-track process, is based on innovative technology that recruits the body’s immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells. Continue Reading »
French doctors, accompanied with journalists, tour Israel’s emergency underground hospital at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center to learn about emergency protocols enacted when dealing with mass casualties.
By Israel Hayom Staff
A delegation of French doctors arrived in Israel to learn about emergency protocols for hospitals in situations of mass casualties and terrorist attacks, French media reported.
The doctors and the accompanying press team visited the ninth floor underground at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, where there is a sheltered emergency room. The Israeli medical staff explained to their French counterparts that all 800 patients in the hospital, along with the medical equipment, can be relocated to the underground sheltered floors in less than an hour. Continue Reading »
Magen David Adom: One runner dead, 12 in serious condition after falling from heat exhaustion at Tel Aviv’s annual Marathon.
Over 20 participants were taken to hospital suffering from heat stroke.
Tragedy at Tel Aviv Marathon: A 30-year old runner has died and 12 others were seriously injured on Friday morning in the Tel Aviv Marathon.
Runners in the marathon – Photo: Moti Kimchi
According to Magen David Adom medics, the injured are currently unconscious and undergoing artificial respiration, a few even requiring CPR.
The first aid tent at the starting point has become a field hospital with more and more runners arriving at the scene on stretchers due to suspected dehydration. Continue Reading »
Gilad Veturi, 16, died after collapsing at the finish line of a 60 meter sprint, donated his organs to save the lives of 6 people & aid others see again.
Nine organs were donated on Sunday by the family of Gilad Veturi, a 16-year-old student at Ilan Ramon High School in Hod Hasharon, after he collapsed and during running practice and died two days later.
Surgeons preparing organ transplant (illustrative) – Photo: Michael Ainsworth/Dallas Morning News/MCT
His lifesaving organs were transplanted into six patients, while his corneas were saved for transplant at a later date.
The teenager, who collapsed Thursday at the finish line of a 60-meter sprint, was known to be an excellent athlete who was in good health. Continue Reading »