Dexamethasone in severe respiratory COVID 19 saves lives
April 1, 2023 | RR Baliga, MD, MBA
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Low-cost Dexamethasone reduce mortality by up to one third in hospitalized patients with severe pulmonary complications of COVID19 |
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Dexamethasone reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients (rate ratio 0.65 [95% confidence interval 0.48 to 0.88]; p=0.0003) and by one fifth in other patients receiving oxygen only (0.80 [0.67 to 0.96]; p=0.0021).
There was no benefit among those patients who did not require respiratory support (1.22 [0.86 to 1.75; p=0.14).
Based on these results, 1 death would be prevented by treatment of around 8 ventilated patients or around 25 patients requiring oxygen alone.