Efficacy and safety of tocilizumab in the management of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

  title={Efficacy and safety of tocilizumab in the management of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.},
  author={Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha and CH.K.V.L.S.N. Anjana Male and Hanumanthappa Shylaja},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
OBJECTIVES This systematic review and meta-analysis was aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) in treating severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). METHODS The electronic search was made using PubMed, Scopus, CENTRAL, and Google scholar to identify the retrospective observational reports. The studies published from 01 January 2020 to 30th October 2020. Participants were hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Interventions included tocilizumab versus placebo/standard of… 
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