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0 0.5 1 1.5 2+ Mortality -6% Improvement Relative Risk Ventilation 50% ICU admission 49% Aspirin for COVID-19  Gogtay et al.  Prophylaxis Is prophylaxis with aspirin beneficial for COVID-19? Retrospective 125 patients in the USA (March - April 2020) Lower ventilation (p=0.16) and ICU admission (p=0.41), not sig. Gogtay et al., World J. Critical Care .., Mar 2022 Favors aspirin Favors control

Retrospective analysis of aspirin's role in the severity of COVID-19 pneumonia

Gogtay et al., World Journal of Critical Care Medicine, doi:10.5492/wjccm.v11.i2.92
Mar 2022  
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Aspirin for COVID-19
19th treatment shown to reduce risk in March 2021
*, now known with p = 0.000061 from 71 studies, recognized in 2 countries.
Lower risk for mortality and progression.
No treatment is 100% effective. Protocols combine complementary and synergistic treatments. * >10% efficacy in meta analysis with ≥3 clinical studies.
3,900+ studies for 60+ treatments.
Retrospective 125 COVID+ hospitalized patients in the USA, showing no significant differences with aspirin prophylaxis.
risk of death, 5.9% higher, RR 1.06, p = 0.87, treatment 12 of 38 (31.6%), control 21 of 87 (24.1%), adjusted per study, inverted to make RR<1 favor treatment, odds ratio converted to relative risk, multivariable.
risk of mechanical ventilation, 49.8% lower, RR 0.50, p = 0.16, treatment 5 of 38 (13.2%), control 21 of 87 (24.1%), NNT 9.1, adjusted per study, odds ratio converted to relative risk, multivariable.
risk of ICU admission, 49.2% lower, RR 0.51, p = 0.41, treatment 9 of 38 (23.7%), control 38 of 87 (43.7%), NNT 5.0, adjusted per study, odds ratio converted to relative risk, multivariable.
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Retrospective analysis of aspirin's role in the severity of COVID-19 pneumonia
MD, Doctor, Maya Gogtay, Yuvaraj Singh, Asha Bullappa, Jeffrey Scott
World Journal of Critical Care Medicine, doi:10.5492/wjccm.v11.i2.92
The primary aim of the World Journal of Critical Care Medicine (WJCCM, World J Crit Care Med) is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of critical care medicine with a platform to publish high-quality basic and clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. WJCCM mainly publishes articles reporting research results and findings obtained in the field of critical care medicine and covering a wide range of topics including acute kidney failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome and mechanical ventilation, application of bronchofiberscopy in critically ill patients, cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation, coagulant dysfunction, continuous renal replacement therapy, fluid resuscitation and tissue perfusion, hemodynamic monitoring and circulatory support, ICU management and treatment control, sedation and analgesia, severe infection, etc.
conflicting findings, the present study was designed to evaluate the impact of daily aspirin intake prior to hospitalization on the rate of COVID-19 positive patients' progression to the ICU. Research motivation With the never ending COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative we find ways to keep patients out of the ICU. We have learnt that COVID-19 illness has major thrombotic and inflammatory effects. Aspirin would seem like an ideal choice to curb these effects. With this in mind, we conducted our study. But surprisingly we found that aspirin has no beneficial effects when it comes to preventing severe COVID-19 illness like ICU admissions. We postulate that patients taking aspirin were also older and had significant comorbidities, putting them at high risk for severe COVID-19. Furthermore, this study was carried out back when the most effective treatment modalities like steroids and remdesivir were not used. Hence, we conclude that aspirin's antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic properties may not be strong enough to combat the COVID-19 illness. Research objectives Present study was designed to evaluate the impact of daily aspirin intake prior to hospitalization on the rate of COVID-19 positive patients' progression to the ICU. Research methods The idea of using the below methods were modeled after the study by Chow et al and the recovery trial on Aspirin in patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Research methods adopted were the following: (1)..
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