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MeSH Disease

Human Phenotype

Fever (7)

Dyspnea (7)

Cough (6)

Lymphopenia (4)

Pneumonia (3)


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    Association of age TRANS, sex, comorbidities, and clinical symptoms with the severity and mortality of COVID-19 cases: a meta-analysis with 85 studies and 67299 cases

    Authors: Mohammad Safiqul Islam; Md. Abdul Barek; Md. Abdul Aziz; Tutun Das Aka; Md. Jakaria

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.23.20110965 Date: 2020-05-26 Source: medRxiv

    Background: A new pathogenic disease named COVID-19 became a global threat, first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The number of affected cases growing exponentially and now, more than 210 countries confirmed the cases TRANS. Objective: This meta-analysis aims to evaluate risk factors, the prevalence SERO of comorbidity, and clinical characteristics in COVID-19 death MESHD patients compared to survival patients that can be used as a reference for further research and clinical decisions. Methods: PubMed, Science Direct, SAGE were searched to collect data about demographic, clinical characteristics, and comorbidities of confirmed COVID-19 patients from January 1, 2020, to May 17, 2020. Meta-analysis was performed with the use of Review Manager 5.3 Results: Eighty-five studies were included in Meta-analysis, including a total number of 67,299 patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD. Males TRANS are severely affected or died than females TRANS (OR = 2.26, p < 0.00001; OR = 3.59, p < 0.00001) are severely affected, or died by COVID-19 and cases with age TRANS [≥]50 are at higher risk of death MESHD than age TRANS <50 years (OR=334.23). Presence of any comorbidity or comorbidities like hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, cardiovascular disease MESHD, diabetes MESHD, cerebrovascular disease MESHD, respiratory disease MESHD, kidney disease MESHD, liver disease MESHD, malignancy MESHD significantly increased the risk of death compared to survival (OR = 3.46, 3.16, 4.67, 2.45, 5.84, 2.68, 5.62, 2.81,2.16). Among the clinical characteristics such as fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, myalgia HP myalgia MESHD, diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD, abdominal pain HP abdominal pain MESHD, dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, sputum production, chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD headache HP and nausea or vomiting HP nausea or vomiting MESHD, only fatigue HP fatigue MESHD (OR = 1.31, 95%) and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD increased the death significantly (OR= 1.31, 4.57). The rate of death of COVID-19 cases is 0.03-times lower than the rate of survival (OR = 0.03). Conclusion Our result indicates that male TRANS patients are affected severely or died, the rate of death is more in the age TRANS [≥]50 group, and the rate of death is affected by comorbidities and clinical symptoms.

    Low albumin levels are associated with poorer outcomes in a case series of COVID-19 patients in Spain: a retrospective cohort study

    Authors: Roberto de la Rica; Marcio Borges; Maria Aranda; Alberto del Castillo; Antonia Socias; Antoni Payeras; Gemma Rialp; Lorenzo Socias; Lluis Masmiquel; Marta Gonzalez-Freire

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.07.20094987 Date: 2020-05-11 Source: medRxiv

    OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics and epidemiological features of severe (non-ICU) and critically patients (ICU) with COVID-19 at triage, prior hospitalization, in one of the main hospitals in The Balearic Islands health care system. DESIGN Retrospective observational study SETTING Son Llatzer University Hospital in Palma de Mallorca MESHD (Spain) PARTICIPANTS Among a cohort of 52 hospitalized patients as of 31 March 2020, 48 with complete demographic information and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) positive test, were analyzed. Data were collected between March 15th, 2020, and March 31th 2020, inclusive of these dates. MAIN OUTCOMES Clinical, vital signs and routine laboratory outcomes at the time of hospitalization, including symptoms reported prior to hospitalization. Demographics and baseline comorbidities were also collected. Mortality was reported at the end of the study. RESULTS 48 patients (27 non-ICU and 21 ICU) resident in Mallorca, Spain (mean age TRANS, 66 years, [range, 33-88 years]; 67% males TRANS) with positive SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD were analyzed. There were no differences in age TRANS or sex among groups (p >.05). Initial symptoms included fever HP fever MESHD (100%), coughing HP (85%), dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (76%), diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD (42%) and asthenia HP asthenia MESHD (21%). The majority of patients in this case series were hospitalized because of low SpO2 (SpO2 below 90%) and presentation of bilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP (94%) at triage. ICU patients had a higher prevalence SERO of dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD compared to non-ICU patients (95% vs 61%, p = .022). Acute respiratory syndrome MESHD ( ARDS MESHD) was presented in 100% of the ICU-patients. All the patients included in the study required oxygen therapy. ICU-patients had lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD as well as hypoalbuminemia HP hypoalbuminemia MESHD. Inflammatory markers such as lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), C-reactive protein (CRP), and procalcitonin were significantly higher in ICU patients compared to non-ICU (p < .001).Lower albumin levels were associated with poor prognosis measured as longer hospital length (r= -0.472, p

    COVID-19 Infection Manifesting as a Severe Gastroparesis HP Flare: A Case Report

    Authors: Jun Song, MD; Rajiv Bhuta, MD; Kamal Baig, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD; Zubair Malik, MD

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-28584/v1 Date: 2020-05-11 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by infection with Severe HP infection with Severe MESHD Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2), which commonly presents with symptoms including fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD. More recently, however, some patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after developing gastrointestinal ( GI MESHD) symptoms either solely or in conjunction with respiratory symptoms. This may be due to SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD of the GI MESHD tract. In patients with chronic GI illnesses MESHD, COVID-19 may initially present as a flare of their underlying GI MESHD conditions as viruses have historically been implicated in exacerbations of GI disorders MESHD, including gastroparesis HP gastroparesis MESHD. Case presentation: We report a case of a 37 year-old female TRANS with a history of diabetic gastroparesis MESHD gastroparesis HP who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in a gastroparesis HP gastroparesis MESHD flare. Her symptoms in the ED failed to improve with fluids and anti-emetic medications. After developing a fever HP fever MESHD, she was tested and found to be positive for COVID-19.Conclusion: To our knowledge, at the present time, this is the first report of a patient with COVID-19 presenting with signs and symptoms of a gastroparesis HP gastroparesis MESHD flare. This case illustrates that patients with underlying GI disorders MESHD, such as gastroparesis HP gastroparesis MESHD, may have SARS-CoV-2 infections MESHD that present as an exacerbation of their underlying disorder. Initial presentation of these patients manifesting as a flare of their chronic GI disease MESHD, more severe than usual, should prompt an index of suspicion for COVID-19.

    Clinical characteristics of 116 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a single-centered, retrospective, observational study

    Authors: Shiqiang Xiong; Lin Liu; Feng Lin; Jinhu Shi; Lei Han; Huijian Liu; Lewei He; Qijun Jiang; Zeyang Wang; Wenbo Fu; Zhigang Li; Qing Lu; Zhinan Chen; Shifang Ding

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-26358/v2 Date: 2020-05-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background A cluster of acute respiratory illness MESHD, now known as Corona Virus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) caused by 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic. Aged TRANS population with cardiovascular diseases MESHD are more likely be to infected with SARS-CoV-2 and result in more severe outcomes and elevated case-fatality rate. Meanwhile, cardiovascular diseases MESHD have a high prevalence SERO in the middle- aged TRANS and elderly TRANS population. However, despite of several researches in COVID-19, cardiovascular implications related to it still remains largely unclear. Therefore, a specific analysis in regard to cardiovascular implications of COVID-19 patients is in great need.Methods In this single-centered, retrospective, observational study, 116 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were enrolled, who admitted to the General Hospital of Central Theater Command (Wuhan, China) from January 20 to March 8, 2020. The demographic data, underlying comorbidities, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory findings, chest computed tomography, treatment measures, and outcome data were collected from electronic medical records. Data were compared between non-severe and severe cases. Results Of 116 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the median age TRANS was 58.5 years (IQR, 47.0-69.0), and 36 (31.0%) were female TRANS. Hypertension HP Hypertension MESHD (45 [38.8%]), diabetes MESHD (19 [16.4%]), and coronary heart disease MESHD (17 [14.7%]) were the most common coexisting conditions. Common symptoms included fever HP fever MESHD [99 (85.3%)], dry cough MESHD cough HP (61 [52.6%]), fatigue HP fatigue MESHD (60 [51.7%]), dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (52 [44.8%]), anorexia HP anorexia MESHD (50 [43.1%]), and chest discomfort (50 [43.1%]). Local and/or bilateral patchy shadowing were the typical radiological findings on chest computed tomography. Lymphopenia HP Lymphopenia MESHD (lymphocyte count, 1.0 × 109/L [IQR, 0.7-1.3]) was observed in 66 patients (56.9%), and elevated lactate dehydrogenase (245.5 U/L [IQR, 194.3-319.8]) in 69 patients (59.5%). Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD occurred in 24 (20.7%) patients. Compared with non-severe cases, severe cases were older (64.0 years [IQR, 53.0-76.0] vs 56.0 years [IQR, 37.0-64.0]), more likely to have comorbidities (35 [63.6%] vs 24 [39.3%]), and more likely to develop acute cardiac injury MESHD (19 [34.5%] vs 4 [6.6%]), acute heart failure MESHD (18 [32.7%] vs 3 [4.9%]), and ARDS (20 [36.4%] vs 0 [0%]). During hospitalization, the prevalence SERO of new onset hypertension HP hypertension MESHD was significantly higher in severe patients (55.2% vs 19.0%) than in non-severe ones.Conclusions In this single-centered, retrospective, observational study, we found that the infection of SARS-CoV-2 MESHD was more likely to occur in middle and aged TRANS population with cardiovascular comorbidities. Cardiovascular complications MESHD, including new onset hypertension HP hypertension MESHD and heart injury MESHD were common in severe patients with COVID-19. More detailed researches in cardiovascular involvement in COVID-19 are urgently needed to further understand the disease.

    Analysis on clinical features of death MESHD patients with COVID-19: a retrospective, single-center study from Wuhan, China

    Authors: Ke Yao; Yin Zhao; Xiangtian Xiao; Gunyun Wu; Ruxin Xie; Yali Wang; Jun Hu; Hexie Cai; Rong Liu

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-21065/v1 Date: 2020-04-03 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background An ongoing global pandemic of pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) has caused thousands of deaths MESHD in China since December, 2019. We aimed to describe the clinical course of patients died of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD.Methods In this retrospective study, we reviewed 194 patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD, who died consecutively between Feb 3 to 24, 2020 in Tongji Hospital (Wuhan, China). Basic demographic and clinical information, laboratory findings, complications and treatments were extracted from electronic medical records of Hospital Information System. Unpaired t test was employed to evaluate the statistical differences of the serum SERO level of high-sensitive cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) among different age TRANS or sex groups. The relationship between hs-cTnI and inflammatory cytokines were estimated using Spearman correlation analysis.Results The death MESHD patients aged TRANS 69.62 ± 10.98, in which 68.6% were male TRANS. 74.7% patients had underlying chronic illnesses. The most common symptoms were fever HP fever MESHD (83%), cough HP (69.3%), and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (65.6%). Decreased lymphocyte count (91.4%), elevated level of hs-cTnI (82.9%) and inflammatory parameters in serum SERO were commonly seen. The hs-cTnI level was significantly higher in the group aged TRANS 60–79 and male TRANS patients. A week positive correlation was observed between hs-cTnI values and D-dimer values (r = 0.343, p༜0.05). Acute respiratory distress HP respiratory distress MESHD syndrome was the main complication. Assisted respiration, antimicrobial drugs, glucocorticoids and immune globulin were the major treatments.Conclusion Most non-survivors with SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD were old with chronic illnesses, complicated by multiple organ dysfunction. Prevention is better than cure in high-risk population.

    Radiographic Findings and other Predictors in Adults TRANS with Covid-19

    Authors: Kaiyan Li; Dian Chen; Shengchong Chen; Yuchen Feng; Chenli Chang; Zi Wang; Nan Wang; Guohua Zhen

    doi:10.1101/2020.03.23.20041673 Date: 2020-03-27 Source: medRxiv

    As of March 20, 2020, there were 234,073 confirmed cases TRANS of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (Covid-19) and 9,840 deaths worldwide. Older age TRANS and elevated d-dimer are reported risk factors for Covid-19. However, whether early radiographic change is a predictor of fatality remains unknown. We retrospectively reviewed records of all laboratory-confirmed patients admitted to a quarantine unit at Tongji Hospital, a large regional hospital in Wuhan, China, between January 31 and March 5, 2020. The Tongji Hospital ethics committee approved this study. A total of 128 patients were admitted. 102 patients were confirmed to have severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection MESHD using RNA detection. As of March 20, 82 confirmed patients were discharged, 15 died, and 5 remained hospitalized. The median age TRANS was 57 years (range, 27 - 85), 59 (58%) were male TRANS, and 44 (43%) patients had a comorbidity. The most common symptoms were fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD. When compared with survivors, non-survivors were older and more likely to have lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD, elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), elevated d-dimer, and increased hypersensitive troponin I. In a multivariate regression model that included these predictors, older age TRANS and elevated LDH were independent risk factors for fatality. Twenty-one survivors and 11 non-survivors had CT scans within the first week. We used severity score to quantify the extent of lung opacification as described in the Supplementary Appendix. The total severity score and number of involved lung lobes within the first week were significantly greater in non-survivors compared to survivors . Using univariate logistic regression analysis, higher total severity score ([≥]15) (odds ratio 53, 95% CI 3-369; p = 0.003), and more involved lung lobes (5 involved lobes) (9, 2-53; p = 0.016) in CT images within the first week were significantly associated with fatality. Moreover, in this subset of patients with CT data within the first week, higher total severity score was the only independent risk factor in a multivariate analysis incorporated the predictors discussed above (older age TRANS, lymphocytopenia MESHD, elevated LDH, elevated d-dimer, and increased troponin I). For survivors with serial CT scans performed over four weeks, total severity score peaked in the second week. This report suggests that the extent of lung lesions MESHD in early CT images is a potential predictor of poor outcome of Covid-19. This will help clinicians to identify the patients with poor prognosis at early stage.

    Clinical features and outcomes of 221 patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

    Authors: Guqin Zhang; Chang Hu; Linjie Luo; Fang Fang; Yongfeng Chen; Jianguo Li; Zhiyong Peng; Huaqin Pan

    doi:10.1101/2020.03.02.20030452 Date: 2020-03-06 Source: medRxiv

    Rationale: In late December 2019, an outbreak of acute respiratory illness MESHD, now officially named as COVID-19, or coronavirus disease MESHD 2019, emerged in Wuhan, China, now spreading across the whole country and world. More data were needed to understand the clinical characteristics of the disease. Objectives: To study the epidemiology, clinical features and outcomes of patients with COVID-19. Methods: we performed a single center, retrospective case series study in 221 patients with laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP at a university hospital. Measurements and Main Results: The median age TRANS was 55.0 years and 48.9% were male TRANS and only 8 (3.6%) patients had a history of exposure to the Huanan Seafood Market. Compared to the non-severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD patients, the median age TRANS of the severe patients was significantly older, and they were more likely to have chronic comorbidities. Most common symptoms in severe patients were high fever HP, anorexia HP anorexia MESHD and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD. On admission, 33.0% patients showed leukopenia HP leukopenia MESHD and 73.8% showed lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD. In addition, the severe patients suffered a higher rate of co-infections MESHD with bacteria or fungus MESHD and they were more likely to developing complications. As of February 15, 2020, 19.0% patients had been discharged and 5.4% patients died. 80% of severe cases received ICU care, and 52.3% of them transferred to the general wards due to relieved symptoms, and the mortality rate of severe patients in ICU was 20.5%. Conclusions: The COVID-19 epidemic spreads rapidly by human-to-human transmission TRANS. Patients with elder age TRANS, chronic comorbidities, blood SERO leukocyte/lymphocyte count, procalcitonin level, co-infection MESHD infection and severe HP complications might increase the risk of poor clinical outcomes. Keywords: coronavirus disease MESHD 2019; clinical features; outcomes; severe patients

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