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    Clinical characterization and chest CT findings in laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 MESHD: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Authors: Golnaz Vaseghi; Marjan Mansourian; Raheleh Karimi; Kiyan Heshmat-Ghahdarijani; Sadegh Baradaran Mahdavi; Amirhossein Pezeshki; Behrooz Ataei; Alireza Zandifar; Omid Shafaat; Shaghayegh Haghjoo Javanmard

    doi:10.1101/2020.03.05.20031518 Date: 2020-03-08 Source: medRxiv

    Background: Imagery techniques have been used as essential parts of diagnostic workup for patients suspected for 2019-nCoV infection MESHD, Multiple studies have reported the features of chest computed tomography (CT) scans among a number of 2019-nCoV patients. Method: Study Identification was carried out in databases (PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library) to identify published studies examining the diagnosis, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Heterogeneity among reported prevalence SERO was assessed by computing p-values of Cochrane Q-test and I2-statics. The pooled prevalence SERO of treatment failure was carried out with a fixed effects meta-analysis model, generating the pooled 95% confidence interval. A random-effect model was used to pool the results since this model could incorporate the heterogeneity of the studies and therefore proved a more generalized result. Results: According to the combined results of meta-analysis, the total 55% of corona patients were males TRANS. The mean age TRANS of the patients was 41.31 (34.14, 48.47). Two prevalent clinical symptoms between patients were fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD with prevalence SERO of 85%, and 62%, respectively. Either Ground Glass Opacity GGO or consolidation was seen in 86% but 14% had NO GGO or consolidation. The other rare CT symptoms were pericardial effusion HP, and pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD with 4, 5, 7% prevalence SERO, respectively. The most prevalent event was Either GGO or consolidation in 85% of patients. Conclusion: The most CT-scan abnormality is Either Ground Glass Opacity GGO or consolidation however in few patients none of them might be observed, so trusting in just CT findings will lead to miss some patients.

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