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Media advisory: The full study and editorial are linked to this news release. This study is being published to coincide with the release of guidelines from the World Health Organization regarding use of corticosteroids for treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients.
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What The Study Did: The results of seven randomized clinical trials with 1,703 critically ill patients with COVID-19 were combined to estimate the association between administration of corticosteroids compared with usual care or placebo and the risk of death after 28 days.
Authors: Jonathan A.C. Sterne, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., of the University of Bristol in England, is the corresponding author.
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