dexamethasone - for COVID-19   method abbreviations

Outcome Relative effect 95%CI LoD Trt. better when I2 k (RCT/OBS) Bayesian probability Overall ROB Publication bias Degree of certainty Endpoint importance Published MA

efficacy endpoints 00

deaths 0.84 [0.76, 0.93]< 10%2 studies (2/-)99.9 %some concernnot evaluable moderatecrucial-
clinical worsening 0.66 [0.43, 1.02]< 10%1 study (1/-)96.9 %some concernnot evaluable moderateimportant-
hospital discharge 1.10 [1.03, 1.17]> 10%1 study (1/-)99.8 %some concernnot evaluable moderateimportant-

-- safety endpoints 00

serious adverse events 0.53 [0.17, 1.62]< 10%1 study (1/-)86.8 %some concernnot evaluable moderateimportant-

LoD: level of demonstration ( demonstrated, suggested, inconclusive, safety concerns);
Bayesian probability: Bayesian posterior probability of treatment effect (computed with a noninformative prior); ROB: risk of bias; k: number of studies; published MA: number of published meta-analysis on the same topic; degree of certainty adapted from GRADE. Trt. better when: indicates when the relative treatment effect shows that the studied treatment is better than control.



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