Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ISSN:&nbsp;2394-1111)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JAMPS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of&nbsp;Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences) (Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences) Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:38:00 +0000 OJS 60 The Possible Protective Effect of Metformin in COVID-19 Infection <p>Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infections with more than 30 million confirmed cases are increasing rapidly, requiring urgent and safe treatment. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a virus responsible for the infection of COVID-19. Metformin (M) is a biguanide drug used as a first choice for the management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Furthermore, it is safe and currently available. It is speculated that metformin can be used for T2DM patients with COVID-19, because in addition to its hypoglycemic effect, this biguanide also shows many beneficial effects, including anti-inflammatory effects and cardiopulmonary protection especially by angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) targeting. Therefore, the reasons for the use of metformin in COVID-19 patients were discussed in this study. Metformin has a promising role in treatment of COVID-19 in T2DM and obese women patients.</p> Waleed K. Abdulsahib ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000