Observational Study ‘Usefulness of Ivermectin in COVID-19 Illness’ Raises some Questions

Observational Study ‘Usefulness of Ivermectin in COVID-19 Illness’ Raises some Questions

Recently, a TrialSite News reader shared an interesting but not peer-reviewed, nor formally published study that we republish for others to review and scrutinize. The authors, Amit N. Patel, MD; Sapan S. Desai, MD, PhD, MBA; David W. Grainger, PhD; and Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, MSc, introduce a retrospective observational study as to the benefits of the drug ivermectin when applied to patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 epidemic. Upon a review of the paper, it is not clear where the actual underlying data originates from. TrialSite News includes the study abstract (with a link to the actual study) and offers a summary breakdown below. 

TrialSite News includes an assessment of this study from a popular YouTube channel.

Who are the authors?

Amit N. Patel is associated with the University of Utah, Department of Bio-engineering and HCA Research Institute in Florida. Sapan S. Desai, MD, PhD, MBA, is employed by Surgisphere Corporation in Chicago, IL. David W. Grainer, PhD, is with the University of Utah, Department of Bio-engineering. Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, MSc is affiliated with 4Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center and Harvard Medica...

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