et al., J. Med. Microbiol., Sep 15, 2020, doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.001250 (preprint 5/8) (Peer Reviewed)
Retrospective 932 patients. Addition of Zinc to HCQ+AZ reduces mortality / transfer to hospice, ICU admission, and the need for ventilation.
Reduction in mortality or transfer to hospice adjusted odds ratio OR 0.56, p
= 0.002; increase in being discharged home, adjusted OR 1.53, p
Carlucci et al., 5/8/2020, retrospective, peer-reviewed, 6 authors.
risk of combined death/hospice, 37.8% lower, RR 0.62, p = 0.002, treatment 411, control 521, odds ratio converted to relative risk.
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.