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RCT 100 outpatients in Pakistan, 50 treated with ivermectin, showing faster recovery with ivermectin. All patients received AZ, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin D, and paracetemol. Details of randomization were not provided. No mortality or hospitalization was reported.
Faisal et al., 5/10/2021, Randomized Controlled Trial, Pakistan, South Asia, peer-reviewed, 3 authors, dosage 12mg days 1-5.
risk of no recovery, 68.4% lower, RR 0.32, p = 0.005, treatment 6 of 50 (12.0%), control 19 of 50 (38.0%), 6-8 days, mid-recovery.
risk of no recovery, 27.3% lower, RR 0.73, p = 0.11, treatment 24 of 50 (48.0%), control 33 of 50 (66.0%), 3-5 days.
risk of no recovery, 75.0% lower, RR 0.25, p = 0.09, treatment 2 of 50 (4.0%), control 8 of 50 (16.0%), 9-10 days.
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.