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MeSH Disease

Death (82)

Syndrome (75)

Disease (39)

Infections (36)

Pneumonia (31)

Human Phenotype


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    60-day survival of critically ill COVID-19 first comers

    Authors: Corinna N. Lang; V. Zotzmann; B. Schmid; M. Berchtold-Herz; S. Utzolino; P.M. Biever; T. Pottgießer; D. Duerschmied; C. Bode; T. Wengenmayer; D.L. Staudacher

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-29 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Germany reported sufficient intensive care unit (ICU) resources throughout the first wave of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19). The treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients without rationing may improve the outcome. We therefore analyzed resources allocated to critically ill COVID-19 patients and their outcomes. Methods: Retrospectively, we enrolled SARS-CoV2 PCR positive patients with respiratory failure HP from 03/08/2020 to 04/08/2020 and followed until 05/28/2020 in the university hospital of Freiburg, Germany. Results: Thirty-four COVID-19 patients were admitted to the ICU in the defined interval with medium age TRANS of 67±13 (31-86) years. 6/34 (17.6%) were female TRANS. All patients suffered from moderate or severe acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD (ARDS), 91.2% of the patients were intubated and 23.5% required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Proning was performed in 67.6%, renal replacement therapy (RRT) was required in 35.3%. 96% required more than 20 nursing hours per day. Mean ICU stay was 21±19 (1-81) days. 60-day survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients was 50.0% (17/34). Causes of death MESHD were multi-organ failure (52.9%), refractory ARDS (17.6%) and intracerebral hemorrhage MESHD (17.6%). Conclusions: Treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients is protracted and resource intense. In a context without resources shortage, 50% of critically ill COVID-19 survived up to 60 days.

    Chronic Hemodialysis Patients have better outcomes with COVID-19 - a retrospective cohort study

    Authors: Ashutossh Naaraayan; Abhishek Nimkar; Amrah Hasan; Sushil Pant; Momcilo Durdevic; Henrik Elenius; Corina Nava Suarez; Prasanta Basak; Kameswari Lakshmi; Michael Mandel; Stephen Jesmajian

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.22.20159202 Date: 2020-07-24 Source: medRxiv

    Introduction Several comorbid conditions, have been identified as risk factors in patients with COVID-19. However, there is a dearth of data describing the impact of COVID-19 infection MESHD in patients with end-stage renal disease MESHD on hemodialysis (ESRD-HD). Methods This retrospective case series analyzed 362 adult TRANS patients consecutively hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 illness between March 12, 2020 and May 13, 2020, at a teaching hospital in the New York City metropolitan area. Primary outcome was severe pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP as defined by the World Health Organization. Secondary outcomes were: 1) the Combined Outcome of Acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD or in-hospital Death MESHD (COAD), and 2) the need for High-levels of Oxygen supplementation (HiO2). Results Patients with ESRD-HD had lower odds for poor outcomes including severe pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP [Odds Ratio (OR) 0.4, Confidence Interval (CI) (0.2-0.9) p=.04], HiO2 [OR 0.3, CI (0.1-0.8) p=.02] and COAD [OR 0.4, CI (0.2-1.05) p=.06], when compared to patients without ESRD. In contrast, higher odds for severe pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP, COAD and HiO2 were seen with advancing age TRANS. African-Americans were over-represented in the hospitalized patient cohort, when compared to their representation in the community (35% vs 18%). Hispanics had higher odds for severe-illness and HiO2 when compared to Caucasians. Conclusions Patients with ESRD-HD had a milder course of illness with a lower likelihood of severe pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP and a lesser need for aggressive oxygen supplementation when compared to patients not on chronic dialysis. This protective effect, might have a pathophysiologic basis and needs to be further explored.


    Authors: Enric Monreal; Susana Sainz de la Maza; Elena Natera-Villalba; Alvaro Beltran-Corbellini; Fernando Rodriguez-Jorge; Jose Ignacio Fernandez-Velasco; Paulette Walo-Delgado; Alfonso Muriel; Javier Zamora; Araceli Alonso-Canovas; Jesus Fortun; Luis Manzano; Beatriz Montero-Errasquin; Lucienne Costa-Frossard; Jaime Masjuan; Luisa Maria Villar

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.17.20156315 Date: 2020-07-17 Source: medRxiv

    INTRODUCTION: Despite the increasing evidence of the benefit of corticosteroids for the treatment of moderate-severe Coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) patients, no data are available about the potential role of high doses of steroids for these patients. METHODS: All consecutive confirmed COVID-19 patients admitted to a single center were selected, including those treated with steroids and an acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD (ARDS). Patients were allocated to the high doses (HD, 250mg/day or more of methylprednisolone) of corticosteroids or the standard doses (SD, 1.5mg/kg/day or more of methylprednisolone) at discretion of treating physician. The primary endpoint was the mortality between both cohorts and secondary endpoints were the risk of need for mechanical ventilation (MV) or death MESHD and the risk of developing a severe ARDS. RESULTS: 573 patients were included: 428 (74.7%) men, with a median (IQR) age TRANS of 64 (54-73) years. In HD cohort, a worse baseline respiratory situation was observed and male TRANS sex, older age TRANS and comorbidities were significantly more common. After adjusting by baseline characteristics, HD were associated with a higher mortality than SD (adjusted-OR 2.46, 95% CI 1.58-3.83, p<0.001) and with an increased risk of needing MV or death MESHD (adjusted-OR 2.50, p=0.001). Conversely, the risk of developing a severe ARDS was similar between groups. Interaction analysis showed that HD increased mortality exclusively in elderly TRANS patients. CONCLUSION: Our real-world experience advises against exceeding 1-1.5mg/kg/day of corticosteroids for severe COVID-19 with an ARDS, especially in older subjects. This reinforces the rationale of modulating rather than suppressing immune responses in these patients.

    Lung ultrasound and computed tomography to monitor COVID-19 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP in critically ill patients: a two-center prospective cohort study

    Authors: Micah Heldeweg; Jorge A. Lopez Matta; Mark E. Haaksma; Jasper M. Smit; Carlos V. Elzo Kraemer; Harm-Jan S. de Grooth; E. de Jonge; L.J. Meijboom; Leo M.A. Heunks; David J. van Westerloo; Pieter Roel Tuinman

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-17 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Lung ultrasound can adequately monitor disease MESHD severity in pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP and acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD. We hypothesize lung ultrasound can adequately monitor COVID-19 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP in critically ill patients. Methods: Adult TRANS patients with COVID-19 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP admitted to the intensive care unit of two academic hospitals who underwent a 12-zone lung ultrasound and a chest CT examination were included. Baseline characteristics, and outcomes including composite endpoint death MESHD or ICU stay >30 days were recorded. Lung ultrasound and CT images were quantified as a Lung Ultrasound Score Involvement index (LUSI) and CT Severity Involvement index (CTSI). Primary outcome was the correlation, agreement, and concordance between LUSI and CTSI. Secondary outcome was the association of LUSI and CTSI with the composite endpoints.Results: We included 55 ultrasound examinations in 34 patients, which were 88% were male TRANS, with a mean age TRANS of 63 years and mean P/F ratio of 151. The correlation between LUSI and CTSI was strong (r=0.795), with an overall 15% bias, and limits of agreement ranging -40 to 9.7. Concordance between changes in sequentially measured LUSI and CTSI was 81%. In the univariate model, high involvement on LUSI and CTSI were associated with a composite endpoint. In the multivariate model, LUSI was the only remaining independent predictor.Conclusions: Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative for chest CT in monitoring COVID-19 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP in critically ill patients as it can quantify pulmonary involvement, register changes over the course of the disease MESHD, and predict death MESHD or ICU stay >30 days.Trial registration: NTR, NL8584. registered 01 May 2020 - retrospectively registered,

    Early Improvement of Acute Respiratory Distress HP Syndrome MESHD in Patients with COVID-19: Insights from the Data of ICU Patients in Chongqing, China

    Authors: Zhu Zhan; Xin Yang; Hu Du; Chuanlai Zhang; Yuyan Song; Xiaoyun Ran; An Zhang; Mei Yang

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.15.20154047 Date: 2020-07-16 Source: medRxiv

    Acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD (ARDS) may be the main cause of death MESHD in patients with coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19). Herein, we retrospect clinical features, outcomes and ARDS characteristics of 75 intensive care unit (ICU) patients with COVID-19 in Chongqing, China. We found a 5.3% case fatality rate of the ICU patients in Chongqing. 93% patients developed ARDS during the intensive care, and more than half were moderate. However, most of the patients (55%) supported with high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy, but not mechanical ventilation. Nearly one third of patients with ARDS got an early improvement (eiARDS), and the rate is much higher than the other causes of ARDS in a previous study. Patients with eiARDS had a higher survival rate and lower length of ICU stay. The age TRANS (< 55 years) is an independent predictor for the eiARDS, and stratification of COVID-19 patients by age TRANS is recommended.

    Risks Of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia MESHD Pneumonia HP And Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis MESHD Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis HP In Patients With Viral Acute Respiratory Distress HP Syndrome MESHD Related or Not To Coronavirus 19 Disease MESHD

    Authors: Keyvan Razazi; Romain ARRESTIER; Anne-Fleur Haudebourg; Brice Benelli; Guillaume Carteaux; Jean-Winoc Decousser; Slim Fourati; Paul-Louis Woerther; Frederic Schlemmer; Anais Charles-Nelson; Françoise Botterel; Nicolas De Prost; Armand Mekontso-Dessap

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-16 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background The goal of this study was to assess risk factors of ventilator-associated pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP (VAP) and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis MESHD invasive pulmonary aspergillosis HP in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD.Methods. We conducted a monocenter retrospective study comparing the prevalence SERO of VAP and invasive aspergillosis MESHD between patients with COVID-19 related acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD (C-ARDS) and those with non-SARS-CoV-2 viral ARDS (NC-ARDS).Results. We assessed 90 C-ARDS and 82 NC-ARDS patients, who were mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours. At ICU admission, there were significantly fewer bacterial coinfections MESHD documented in C-ARDS than in NC-ARDS: 14 (16%) vs 38 (48%), p<0.01. Conversely, significantly more patients developed at least one VAP episode in C-ARDS as compared with NC-ARDS : 58 (64%) vs. 36 (44%), p=0.007. The probability of VAP was significantly higher in C-ARDS after adjusting on death MESHD and ventilator weaning [sub-hazard ratio = 1.72 (1.14-2.52), p<0.01].The prevalence SERO of multi-drug resistant bacteria (MDR) related VAP was significantly higher in C-ARDS than in NC-ARDS: 21 (23%) vs. 9 (11%), p=0.03. Carbapenem was more used in C-ARDS than in NC-ARDS: 48 (53%), vs 21 (26%), p<0.01. According to AspICU algorithm, there were fewer cases of putative aspergillosis MESHD in C-ARDS than in NC-ARDS  [2 (2%) vs. 12 (15%), p=0.003], but there was no difference in Aspergillus colonization.Conclusions. In this retrospective case-control study, we evidenced a higher prevalence SERO of VAP and MDR-VAP in C-ARDS than in NC-ARDS, and a lower risk for invasive aspergillosis MESHD in the former group.

    Dissemination and co-circulation of SARS-CoV2 subclades exhibiting enhanced transmission TRANS associated with increased mortality in Western Europe and the United States

    Authors: Yuan Hu; Lee W Riley

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.13.20152959 Date: 2020-07-15 Source: medRxiv

    Mechanisms underlying the acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD (ARDS)-like clinical manifestations leading to deaths MESHD in patients who develop COVID-19 remain uncharacterized. While multiple factors could influence these clinical outcomes, we explored if differences in transmissibility TRANS and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV2 variants could contribute to these terminal clinical consequences of COVID-19. We analyzed 34,412 SARS-CoV2 sequences deposited in the Global Initiative for Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) SARS-CoV2 sequence database to determine if regional differences in circulating strain variants correlated with increased mortality in Europe, the United States, and California. We found two subclades descending from the Wuhan HU-1 strain that rapidly became dominant in Western Europe and the United States. These variants contained nonsynonymous nucleotide mutations in the Orf1ab segment encoding RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (C14408T), the spike protein gene (A23403G), and Orf1a (G25563T), which resulted in non-conservative amino acid substitutions P323L, D614G, and Q57H, respectively. In Western Europe, the A23403G-C14408T subclade dominated, while in the US, the A23403G-C14408T-G25563T mutant became the dominant strain in New York and parts of California. The high cumulative frequencies of both subclades showed inconsistent but significant association with high cumulative CFRs in some of the regions. When the frequencies of the subclades were analyzed by their 7-day moving averages across each epidemic, we found co-circulation of both subclades to temporally correlate with peak mortality periods. We postulate that in areas with high numbers of these co-circulating subclades, a person may get serially infected. The second infection MESHD may trigger a hyperinflammatory response similar to the antibody SERO-dependent enhancement (ADE) response, which could explain the ARDS-like manifestations observed in people with co-morbidity, who may not mount sufficient levels of neutralizing antibodies SERO against the first infection MESHD. Further studies are necessary but the implication of such a mechanism will need to be considered for all current COVID-19 vaccine designs.

    Increased serum SERO levels of soluble TNF-α receptor is associated with mortality of ICU COVID-19 patients

    Authors: Esmaeil Mortaz; Payam Tabarsi; Hamidreza Jamaati; Neda Dalil Roofchayee; Neda KakaDezfuli; Seyed MohammadReza Hashemian; Afshin Moniri; Majid Marjani; Majid Malekmohammd; Davood Manosuri; Mohammd Varahram; Gert Folkerts; Ian M Adcock

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.12.20152066 Date: 2020-07-15 Source: medRxiv

    Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome MESHD coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) has spread to almost 100 countries, infected over 10M patients and resulted in 505K deaths MESHD worldwide as of 30th June 2020. The major clinical feature of severe COVID-19 requiring ventilation is acute Respiratory Distress HP Syndrome MESHD (ARDS) with multi-functional failure as a result of a cytokine storm with increased serum SERO levels of cytokines such as TNF- and IL-6 being reported. TNF- levels are increased during the cytokine storm in very ill patients and soluble receptors for IL-6 and IL-2 are present in the blood SERO of COVID-19 patients, Objectives: To elucidate the involvement of serum SERO levels of soluble TNF-Receptor of severe and mild COVID-19 patients to determine for severity of disease MESHD. Method: We recruited 16 severe COVID-19 patients in the ICU on ventilator support and 26 milder COVID-19 patients who were hospitalised but not within the intensive care unit (ICU) between March-May 2020 at the Masih Daneshvari Hospital Tehran, Iran. After harvesting of whole blood SERO the serum SERO was isolated and soluble TNF-Receptor levels measured by ELISA SERO. Results: Serum SERO levels of the usually inhibitory soluble TNF receptor 1 (sTNFaR1) were significantly elevated in severe COVID-19 patients at admission to ICU. High serum SERO levels of sTNFaR1 were associated with mortality of severe COVID-19 patients treated within ICU. Conclusions: This pilot study demonstrates for role of STNF-aR1 receptor in severity of disease MESHD. Future studies should examine whether lower levels of systemic sTNFaR1 at admission may indicate a better disease MESHD outcome.

    Cumulative oxygen deficit is a novel biomarker for the timing of invasive mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 patients with respiratory distress HP: a time-dependent propensity score analysis

    Authors: Huiqing Ge; Jiancang Zhou; Fangfang Lv; Junli Zhang; Jun Yi; Changming Yang; Lingwei Zhang; Yuhan Zhou; Qing Pan; Zhongheng Zhang

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-13 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background and objectives: The timing of invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) is controversial in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory hypoxemia HP. The study aimed to develop a novel biomarker called cumulative oxygen deficit (COD) for the initiation of IMV.Methods: The study was conducted in four designated hospitals for treating COVID-19 patients in Jingmen, Wuhan, from January to March 2020. COD was defined to account for both the magnitude and duration of hypoxemia HP. A higher value of COD indicated more oxygen deficit. The predictive performance SERO of COD was calculated in multivariable Cox regression models. Time-dependent propensity score matching was performed to explore the effectiveness of IMV versus other non-invasive respiratory supports on survival outcome.Results: A number of 111 patients including 80 in the non-IMV group and 31 in the IMV group were included. Patients with IMV had significantly lower PaO2 (62 (49, 89) vs. 90.5 (68, 125.25) mmHg; p < 0.001), and higher COD (-6.87 (-29.36, 52.38) vs. -231.68 (-1040.78, 119.83)) than patients without IMV. As compared to patients with COD < 0, patients with COD > 30 had higher risk of fatality (HR: 3.79, 95% CI: 2.57 to 16.93; p = 0.037) , and those with COD > 50 were 10 times more likely to die (HR: 10.45, 95% CI: 1.28 to 85.37; p = 0.029). The Cox regression model performed in the time-dependent propensity score matched cohort showed that IMV was associated with half of the hazard of death MESHD than those without IMV (HR: 0.56; 95% CI: 0.16 to 1.93; p = 0.358).Conclusions: The study developed a novel biomarker COD which considered both magnitude and duration of hypoxemia HP, to assist the timing of IMV in patients with COVID-19. We suggest IMV should be the preferred ventilatory support once the COD reaches 30.

    Identification of Risk Factors for in-hospital Death MESHD of COVID - 19 Pneumonia MESHD Pneumonia HP

    Authors: Zhigang Wang; Zhiqiang Wang

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-13 Source: ResearchSquare

    Objective: To examine the clinical characteristics and identify independent risk factors for in-hospital mortality of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP.Methods: A total of 156 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP at the central Hospital of Wuhan from January 29, 2020, to March 20, 2020 were enrolled in this single-centered retrospective study. Their epidemiological parameters, clinical presentations, underlying diseases MESHD, laboratory test results and disease MESHD outcomes were collected and analyzed. Results: The median age TRANS of enrolled patients was 66. Underlying diseases MESHD were identified in 101 patients, with hypertension MESHD hypertension HP being the most common one, followed by cardiovascular disease MESHD and diabetes. The most common symptoms identified upon admission were fever MESHD fever HP, cough MESHD cough HP, dyspnea MESHD dyspnea HP and fatigue MESHD fatigue HP. Compared to survival cases, patients who dead during hospitalization had higher plasma SERO levels of D-dimer, creatinine, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, lactate and lower percentage of lymphocytes (LYM [%]), platelet count and albumin levels. Most enrolled patients received anti-biotics and anti-viral treatment. In addition, 60 patients received corticosteroid and 51 received intravenous immunoglobulin infusion. 44 patients received noninvasive ventilation, 19 received invasive ventilation. Respiratory failure HP was the most frequently observed complication (106 [67.9%]), followed by sepsis MESHD sepsis HP (103 [66.0%]), acute respiratory distress HP syndrome MESHD (ARDS) (67 [42.9%]) and septic shock MESHD shock HP (50 [32.1%]). Multivariable regression suggested that advanced age TRANS (OR [odds ratio]= 1.059, 95% CI [confidence interval]: 1.011-1.110, P= 0.016) and elevated lactate level upon admission (OR= 2.411, 95% CI: 1.177-4.941, P= 0.016) were independent risk factors for in-hospital mortality for COVID-19 infection MESHD. Meanwhile, increased LYM (%) at admission (OR= 0.798, 95% CI: 0.728-0.876, P< 0.001) indicated a better prognosis. Conclusions: In this study, we discovered that age TRANS, LYM (%) and lactate level upon admission were independent factors that could influence in-hospital mortality rate.

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