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22 patients. All CQ patients discharged by day 14 versus 50% of Lopinavir/Rotinavir patients. Symptom onset to treatment 2.5 days for CQ vs. 6.5 days for Lopinavir/Rotinavir.
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risk of no recovery at day 14, 91.7% lower, RR 0.08, p = 0.02, treatment 0 of 10 (0.0%), control 6 of 12 (50.0%), continuity correction due to zero event (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm).
risk of no improvement in pneumonia at day 14, 83.0% lower, RR 0.17, p = 0.22, treatment 10, control 12.
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules
prioritizing more serious outcomes. For an individual study the most serious
outcome may have a smaller number of events and lower statistical signficance,
however this provides the strongest evidence for the most serious outcomes
when combining the results of many trials.