Retrospective 717 patients in Brazil showing OR 1.17 [0.72-1.90] for ivermectin. This paper focuses on HCQ, event counts for ivermectin are not provided. With significant correlation between the variables used, including overlap in the prescription of multiple treatments that show efficacy alone, and limited data for the model size, the model used here may be inaccurate due to multicollinearity .
risk of hospitalization, 13.9% higher, RR 1.14, p = 0.53, treatment 340, control 377, adjusted per study, odds ratio converted to relative risk, control prevalence approximated with overall prevalence.
This study is excluded in the after exclusion results of meta
result is likely affected by collinearity across treatments in the model.
Szente Fonseca et al., 10/31/2020, retrospective, Brazil, South America, peer-reviewed, mean age 50.6, 10 authors, dosage 12mg days 1-2.
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.