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BET 1: The role of remdesivir in COVID-19 infection
  1. Janos P Baombe1
  1. 1 Emergency department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Janos Baombe, N/A, USA; production.emj{at}


A short-cut review of the available medical literature was carried out to establish whether remdesivir was an effective treatment for patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection. After abstract review, five papers were found to answer this clinical question using the detailed search strategy. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. It is concluded that despite some recent promising studies, further well-designed and larger trials are needed to answer this specific question.

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