publication . Article . 2014

The Effectiveness of Convalescent Plasma and Hyperimmune Immunoglobulin for the Treatment of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections of Viral Etiology:A Systematic Review and Exploratory Meta-analysis

John Mair-Jenkins; Maria Saavedra-Campos; J. Kenneth Baillie; Paul Cleary; Fu-Meng Khaw; Wei Shen Lim; Sophia Makki; Kevin Rooney; Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam; Charles R. Beck; ...
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  • Published: 16 Jul 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<p>BACKGROUND: Administration of convalescent plasma, serum, or hyperimmune immunoglobulin may be of clinical benefit for treatment of severe acute respiratory infections (SARIs) of viral etiology. We conducted a systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis to assess the overall evidence.</p><p>METHODS: Healthcare databases and sources of grey literature were searched in July 2013. All records were screened against the protocol eligibility criteria, using a 3-stage process. Data extraction and risk of bias assessments were undertaken.</p><p>RESULTS: We identified 32 studies of SARS coronavirus infection and severe influenza. Narrative analyses revealed consis...
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free text keywords: Major Articles and Brief Reports, Viruses, MERS coronavirus, convalescent plasma, severe acute respiratory infection, systematic review, meta-analysis, Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Allergy, Confidence interval, Placebo, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Clinical trial, business.industry, business, Respiratory tract infections, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, medicine.disease_cause, Internal medicine, Meta-analysis, Odds ratio, Prospective cohort study
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