Small retrospective database analysis of 37 late stage patients hospitalized in an intensive care center in China, not finding a significant difference in viral shedding. Pateints were all in serious condition. There was only one death however the group is not specified. Confounding by indication is likely.
Li et al., 1/12/2021, retrospective, database analysis, China, Asia, preprint, 5 authors.
time to viral-, 40.0% higher, relative time 1.40, p = 0.06, treatment 18, control 19.
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.