Small study with 28 patients treated with ivermectin + AZ + cholecalciferol and 7 control patients.
All treated patients were PCR- at day 10 while all control patients remained PCR+. The mean duration of symptoms was 3 days in the treatment group and 10 days in the control group.
Espitia-Hernandez et al., 8/15/2020, retrospective, Mexico, North America, peer-reviewed, 5 authors, dosage 8,000IU daily, 4000IU twice daily for 30 days, this trial uses multiple treatments in the treatment arm (combined with ivermectin and azithromycin) - results of individual treatments may vary.
recovery time, 70.0% lower, relative time 0.30, p < 0.001, treatment 28, control 7.
risk of viral+ at day 10, 97.2% lower, RR 0.03, p < 0.001, treatment 0 of 28 (0.0%), control 7 of 7 (100.0%), continuity correction due to zero event (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm).
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.