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"New York researcher says preliminary results of hydroxychloroquine study are ready, but state hasn't released them

By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent


Updated 8:32 PM ET, Wed April 22, 2020


(CNN)In what's described as the largest study of its kind, New York researchers have submitted to the state health department preliminary results of their work looking at hydroxychloroquine, the drug President Trump has touted as a "game changer" in the fight against coronavirus.

On April 12, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "about April 20 we think we're going to have results."

When results were not announced on Monday, CNN asked why not.

Cuomo answered that the hospitals "are to send their results" to the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC has not received results from the New York hospitals, according to agency spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund.

CNN did not receive an immediate answer from a spokesman for the FDA.

The New York Department of Health did not respond to CNN's inquiries about when it plans to release the study results.

Tuesday, after Cuomo met with Trump at the White House, a reporter asked Cuomo if he had "any indication of what the state results have been." Cuomo answered that he did not know.

Holtgrave, dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health, said he plans to finish his study analysis by the middle of next week, and publicly release it within a few days.

"We're continuing our work every day on this study and anticipate having our final analysis in place by the end of April," he said, adding that "it's very important get final results study out quickly as possible" so that doctors and patients can make decisions about whether to use hydroxychloroquine.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/heal...-new-york-study-results-unreleased/index.html "

Where are the results? :dunno:
 

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That article was dated April 22 and was referring to a study conducted by the University of Albany looking at the use of hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin, for treatment of covid-19 infection.

And in fact, preliminary results from the first 600 patients was released the very next day. Thus far, HCQ + or - azithromycin has not been shown to be beneficial.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/health/hydroxychloroquine-new-york-coronavirus-study/index.html

Results from the entire group of 1200 patients is expected soon. But once again, this was not a randomized, blinded trial.
 

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That article was dated April 22 and was referring to a study conducted by the University of Albany looking at the use of hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin, for treatment of covid-19 infection.

And in fact, preliminary results from the first 600 patients was released the very next day. Thus far, HCQ + or - azithromycin has not been shown to be beneficial.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/health/hydroxychloroquine-new-york-coronavirus-study/index.html

Results from the entire group of 1200 patients is expected soon. But once again, this was not a randomized, blinded trial.

Thanks.

Unfortunately, this study looked at people who were already seriously ill.



"Since the patients who took the drugs were more ill to start with, they did have higher rates of death and heart complications. However, once the researchers did a statistical adjustment, they found no statistically significant difference in the death or complication rates between the patients who took the drugs and those that didn't.

Holtgrave said while it looks like the drugs did not work for very sick patients, researchers should consider studying whether they would work to treat patients who are mildly ill, or possibly as prevention from getting sick in the first place.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/health/hydroxychloroquine-new-york-coronavirus-study/index.html "
 

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Thanks.

Unfortunately, this study looked at people who were already seriously ill.



"Since the patients who took the drugs were more ill to start with, they did have higher rates of death and heart complications. However, once the researchers did a statistical adjustment, they found no statistically significant difference in the death or complication rates between the patients who took the drugs and those that didn't.

Holtgrave said while it looks like the drugs did not work for very sick patients, researchers should consider studying whether they would work to treat patients who are mildly ill, or possibly as prevention from getting sick in the first place.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/health/hydroxychloroquine-new-york-coronavirus-study/index.html "
Precisely. That is why prospective, randomized, controlled and blinded studies are really essential to determine with any degree of certainty that a given treatment works. It would be nice if there was a faster and easier way but there isn't.
 

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Precisely. That is why prospective, randomized, controlled and blinded studies are really essential to determine with any degree of certainty that a given treatment works. It would be nice if there was a faster and easier way but there isn't.
Let's hope they finish one in May.
 

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Let's hope they finish one in May.
Dont hold your breath on that. This will be over before any true studies are completed. The the CDC will go back to studying lesbian obesity and when ChicomFluV20 hits they will be stuck with the fingers up their butts again
 

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Dont hold your breath on that. This will be over before any true studies are completed. The the CDC will go back to studying lesbian obesity and when ChicomFluV20 hits they will be stuck with the fingers up their butts again
They are on the verge of curing shrimp overpronation....

 
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