Retrospective database analysis of 7,816 Veterans Affairs hospitalized patients showing 47% reduction in progression from ARDS to mortality.
Solh et al., 10/20/2020, retrospective, database analysis, USA, North America, preprint, 5 authors.
risk of death, 47.0% lower, RR 0.53, p < 0.001, treatment 63 of 219 (28.8%), control 202 of 424 (47.6%), adjusted per study.
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