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Volume 28, Number 3—March 2022

High-Dose Convalescent Plasma for Treatment of Severe COVID-19

Gil C. De SantisComments to Author , Luciana Correa Oliveira, Pedro M.M. Garibaldi, Carlos E.L. Almado, Julio Croda, Ghislaine G.A. Arcanjo, Érika A.F. Oliveira, Adriana C. Tonacio, Dante M. Langhi, José O. Bordin, Renato N. Gilio, Leonardo C. Palma, Elaine V. Santos, Simone K. Haddad, Benedito P.A. Prado, Marjorie Cornejo Pontelli, Rogério Gomes, Carlos H. Miranda, Maria Auxiliadora Martins, Dimas T. Covas, Eurico Arruda, Benedito A.L. Fonseca, and Rodrigo T. Calado
Author affiliations: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (G.C. De Santis, L.C. Oliveira, E.V. Santos, S.K. Haddad, B.P.A. Prado Jr., D.T. Covas, R.T. Calado); Hospital Estadual de Serrana, Serrana, Brazil (P.M.M. Garibaldi, C.E.L. Almado); Hospital Regional do Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil (J. Croda); Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Campo Grande (J. Croda); Universidade do Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande (J. Croda, G.G.A. Arcanjo); Hospital São Camilo, São Paulo (É.A.F. Oliveira, A.C. Tonacio, D.M. Langhi Jr.); Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo (D.M. Langhi Jr., J.O. Bordin); Hospital Estadual de Américo Brasiliense, Américo Brasiliense, Brazil (R.N. Gilio); Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (L.C. Palma); Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (M.C. Pontelli, R. Gomes, C.H. Miranda, M.A. Martins, E. Arruda, B.A.L. Fonseca)

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Table 2

Clinical outcomes for participants in study of high-dose convalescent plasma for treatment of severe COVID-19, Brazil*

Outcome CCP, n = 36 Control, n = 71 p value
Death at HD 30, no. (%) 8 (22.22) 18 (25.35) 0.81
Death at HD 60, no. (%)
11 (30.55)
25 (35.21)
Ventilator-free days at HD 30† 12.5 (0–30) 12.0 (0–30) 0.82
Ventilator-free days at HD 60‡
42.5 (0–60)
39.0 (0–60)
Hospital-free days at HD 30† 3 (0–24) 0 (0–28) 0.27
Hospital-free days at HD 60§ 30.5 (0–53) 21.0 (0–58) 0.45

*CCP, COVID-19 convalescent plasma; COVID-19, coronavirus disease; HD, hospitalization day. †35 CCP and 70 control samples. ‡33 CCP and 67 control samples. §33 CCP and 69 control samples.

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