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Hepatic and gastrointestinal disturbances in Egyptian patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019: A multicentre cohort study

Shousha et al., World Journal of Gastroenterology, doi:10.3748/wjg.v27.i40.6951
Oct 2021  
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Mortality 79% unadjusted Improvement Relative Risk Lactoferrin  Shousha et al.  LATE TREATMENT Is late treatment with lactoferrin beneficial for COVID-19? Retrospective 547 patients in Egypt (April - July 2020) Lower mortality with lactoferrin (not stat. sig., p=0.11) Shousha et al., World J. Gastroenterol.., Oct 2021 Favorslactoferrin Favorscontrol 0 0.5 1 1.5 2+
Retrospective 547 hospitalized COVID+ patients in Egypt, showing lower mortality with lactoferrin treatment (without statistical significance).
This study is excluded in the after exclusion results of meta analysis: confounding by indication, unadjusted results and treatment used selectively per official protocol; unadjusted results with no group details.
Study covers lactoferrin, HCQ, and vitamin C.
risk of death, 79.1% lower, RR 0.21, p = 0.11, treatment 1 of 46 (2.2%), control 52 of 501 (10.4%), NNT 12, unadjusted.
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Shousha et al., 28 Oct 2021, retrospective, Egypt, peer-reviewed, 18 authors, study period 15 April, 2020 - 29 July, 2020.
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Hepatic and gastrointestinal disturbances in Egyptian patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019: A multicentre cohort study
Hend Ibrahim Shousha, Shimaa Afify, Rabab Maher, Noha Asem, Eman Fouad, Ehab F Mostafa, Mohammed A Medhat, Amr Abdalazeem, Hazem Elmorsy, Miriam M Aziz, Rateba S Mohammed, Mohamed Ibrahem, Hassan Elgarem, Dalia Omran, Egyptian Mohamed Hassany, Bassem Elsayed, Ahmed Y Abdelaziz, Mohamed El Kassas
World Journal of Gastroenterology, doi:10.3748/wjg.v27.i40.6951
Informed consent statement: All study subjects gave written informed consent before study inclusion.
Author contributions: Shousha HI October 28, 2021 Volume 27 Issue 40 Research motivation Comprehensive researches on hepatic and GI derangements in patients with COVID-19 are still lacking, and they are needed for better understanding of the underlying factors, clinical presentations, and disease outcome Research objectives We aimed to study the prevalence and severity of liver and GI derangements in Egyptian patients with COVID-19 infection and their relation to disease outcomes. Research methods This multicentre cohort study was conducted on 547 COVID-19 cases from four quarantine hospitals during the period from April 15, 2020 to July 29, 2020. Clinical, laboratory features, fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) index, COVID-19 severity, and outcomes were recorded. Follow-ups were conducted until discharge or death. Research results Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were elevated in 26% and 32% of patients while elevations above 3 fold were recorded in 4.91% and 3.73% patients, respectively. Male gender, smoking, hypertension, chronic hepatitis C, and lung involvement were associated with elevated AST or ALT. FIB-4 was significantly higher in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), those with more severe COVID-19, and non-survivors. The independent variables affecting outcome were supplementary vitamin C intake, lung consolidation, ICU admission, and FIB-4 score > 3.25. GI symptoms were present in 60 (13.98%) patients. They were..
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