High dose vitamin D improves total serum antioxidant capacity and ICU outcome in critically ill patients - a randomized, double-blind clinical trial
et al., European Journal of Integrative Medicine,
RCT of 30 ventilated ICU patients showing lower mortality with vitamin D treatment, RR 0.36, p = 0.004. Authors do not indicate why the patients were hospitalized or if any of the patients were COVID-19 patients. 300,000 IU intramuscular vitamin D was used.
risk of death, 63.5% lower, RR 0.36, p = 0.004, treatment 5 of 16 (31.2%), control 12 of 14 (85.7%), NNT 1.8.
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Sistanizad et al., 26 Dec 2020, Randomized Controlled Trial, Iran, peer-reviewed, 8 authors, dosage 300,000IU single dose, intramuscular.