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Bromhexine study #1 of 5
7/19 Early treatment study
Ansarin et al., Bioimpacts, doi:10.34172/bi.2020.27 (Peer Reviewed)
Effect of bromhexine on clinical outcomes and mortality in COVID-19 patients: A randomized clinical trial
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RCT with 39 bromhexine and 39 control patients showing lower mortality, intubation, and ICU admission with treatment. The treatment group received bromhexine hydrochloride 8 mg three times a day for two weeks. All patients received SOC including HCQ.

Ansarin et al., 7/19/2020, Randomized Controlled Trial, Iran, Middle East, peer-reviewed, 11 authors.
risk of death, 90.9% lower, RR 0.09, p = 0.05, treatment 0 of 39 (0.0%), control 5 of 39 (12.8%), continuity correction due to zero event (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm).
risk of mechanical ventilation, 88.9% lower, RR 0.11, p = 0.01, treatment 1 of 39 (2.6%), control 9 of 39 (23.1%).
risk of ICU admission, 81.8% lower, RR 0.18, p = 0.01, treatment 2 of 39 (5.1%), control 11 of 39 (28.2%).

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.
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