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0 0.5 1 1.5 2+ Hospitalization 28% Improvement Relative Risk Severe case 28% Nimer et al. Vitamin B9 for COVID-19 Prophylaxis Is prophylaxis with vitamin B9 beneficial for COVID-19? Retrospective 2,148 patients in Jordan (March - July 2021) Lower hospitalization (p=0.23) and severe cases (p=0.16), not stat. sig. Nimer et al., Bosnian J. Basic Medical Sciences, doi:10.17305/bjbms.2021.7009 Favors vitamin B9 Favors control

The impact of vitamin and mineral supplements usage prior to COVID-19 infection on disease severity and hospitalization

Nimer et al., Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, doi:10.17305/bjbms.2021.7009
Nimer et al., The impact of vitamin and mineral supplements usage prior to COVID-19 infection on disease severity and.., Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, doi:10.17305/bjbms.2021.7009
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Retrospective 2,148 COVID-19 recovered patients in Jordan, showing lower risk of severity and hospitalization with vitamin B9 prophylaxis, without statistical significance.
This study includes vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, aspirin, zinc, and vitamin B9.
risk of hospitalization, 27.7% lower, RR 0.72, p = 0.23, treatment 16 of 213 (7.5%), control 203 of 1,935 (10.5%), NNT 34, adjusted per study, odds ratio converted to relative risk, multivariable.
risk of severe case, 28.2% lower, RR 0.72, p = 0.16, treatment 19 of 213 (8.9%), control 241 of 1,935 (12.5%), NNT 28, adjusted per study, odds ratio converted to relative risk, multivariable.
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules prioritizing more serious outcomes. Submit updates
Nimer et al., 28 Feb 2022, retrospective, Jordan, peer-reviewed, survey, 4 authors, study period March 2021 - July 2021.
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The impact of vitamin and mineral supplements usage prior to COVID-19 infection on disease severity and hospitalization
PhD Refat Nimer, Omar Khabour, Samer Swedan, Hassan Kofahi
Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, doi:10.17305/bjbms.2021.7009
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