Retrospective 76 COVID-19 patients, 46 treated with intravenous high-dose vitamin C, showing lower mortality and improved oxygen requirements with treatment. Dosage was 6g intravenous infusion per 12hr on the first day, and 6g once for the following 4 days.
risk of death, 86.0% lower, RR 0.14, p = 0.04, treatment 1 of 46 (2.2%), control 5 of 30 (16.7%), adjusted per study, KM.
Gao et al., 2/26/2021, retrospective, China, Asia, peer-reviewed, 14 authors.
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.