Please read Dr. Heinert’s article in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine titled, “More AccessibleCOVID-19 Treatment Through Monoclonal Antibody Infusion in the Emergency Department.“
On November 9, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody (MAB) therapeutic bamlanivimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in adult and pediatric patients. On November 21, 2020, the FDA issued an EUA for casirivimab + imdevimab to be administered together for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients. Both treatments, bamlanivimab and casirivimab + imdevimab, are monoclonal antibodies, which are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s response to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses and provided the first treatment to manage COVID-19 in an outpatient setting. To read the full article.
More AccessibleCOVID-19 Treatment Through Monoclonal Antibody Infusion in the Emergency Department. Heinert SW, McCoy J, Strickland PO, Riggs R, Eisenstein R. West J Emerg Med. 2022 Aug 19;23(5):618-622. PMID: 36205670 PMCID: PMC9541995 DOI: 5811/westjem.2022.5.55234