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