research product . 2021

Convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients : a protocol of a prospective meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Szakó, Lajos; Borbásné Farkas, Kornélia; Kiss, Szabolcs; Váncsa, Szilárd; Zádori, Noémi; Vörhendi, Nóra; Erőss, Bálint Mihály; Hegyi, Péter; Alizadeh, Hussain;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Country: Hungary
Abstract
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infection with possible serious consequences. The plasma of recovered patients might serve as treatment, which we aim to assess in the form of a prospective meta-analysis focusing on mortality, multi-organ failure, duration of intensive care unit stay, and adverse events.A systematic search was conducted to find relevant registered randomized controlled trials in five trial registries. A comprehensive search will be done continuously on a monthly basis in MEDLINE (via PubMed), Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Web of Science to find the results of previously registered randomized contr...
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