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MeSH Disease

Human Phenotype



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    Clinical Characteristics of Severe Covid Pneumonia HP: Exploring New Trends in ICU

    Authors: Aftab Akhtar; Sheher Bano; Ahtesham Iqbal; Moazma Ramzan; Aayesha Qadeer; Syed Waqar Hussain; Anam Saleem; Omair-ul-Haq Lodhi; Sana Zubair; Abdul Hameed kiani

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-31 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: In late December 2019, Covid-19 emerged as clusters of pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD of unknown cause in a province of china, Wuhan. Etiological agent was identified as novel coronavirus that resembles severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) MESHD and has zoonotic transmission TRANS. Covid pneumonia HP can remain asymptomatic TRANS, present as mild infection, severe HP infection, severe MESHD pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD or respiratory failure HP respiratory failure MESHD. Diagnosis is based on rRT-PCR carried out on respiratory secretions. Covid related mortality exceeds 50% once patient requires ICU admission. Objective: To study the characteristics of ICU population admitted to ICU of Shifa International hospital.Results: we prospectively analysed 74 patients which included 43.3% females TRANS and 56.7% males TRANS. Commonest symptoms were shortness of breath MESHD (94.5%), fever HP fever MESHD (74.3%) and cough HP (74.3%). Most of our study population consisted of non-smokers (79.7%) and had hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (59.4%) followed by diabetes MESHD (47.2%). Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin combination is superior to hydroxychloroquine and doxycycline in reducing mortality (p=0.023) whereas Doxycycline alone resulted in increased mortality (p=0.009). Those who did not require antibiotics or required only narrow spectrum antibiotics had increased survival and reduced requirement of invasive mechanical ventilation (p=< 0.0001). in our study population, (44.9%) developed acute kidney injury HP acute kidney injury MESHD, 2.7% needed re-intubations 10.8% developed surgical emphysema HP emphysema MESHD and 2.7 % thromboembolic MESHD events despite full anticoagulation. ICU mortality was 41.8% and was higher in females TRANS (59.4%, p=0.008), those who had SOFA score > 3.5 at time of admission, raised D-Dimers > 931 ng/ml, NLR > 9.2. It was further high in those who required invasive mechanical ventilation and vasopressor support (58.1% mortality p=< 0.001). ICU stay was more prolonged in those requiring invasive mechanical ventilation as compared to those who did not. (23 days vs 6 days, p=0.001). Mean plateau pressure was 19.6 ± 7.6; mean Driving pressures 14.4 ± 4.6; mean PaO2/FiO2 150.7 ± 73.9; mean SPO2/FiO2 173.9 ± 106.9; mean PEEP was 8.2 ±4.33.Conclusion: We concluded that severe covid pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD is common amongst males TRANS, non-smokers those who had comorbid. HCQ and azithromycin combination is superior to combination of HCQ and doxycycline or doxycycline alone and QT prolongation MESHD is a rare complication. Baseline NLR, APACHI II, SOFA, SAPS II, NUTRIC scores, D-Dimers, invasive ventilation and vasopressor support are important tools to predict ICU mortality. Invasive mechanical ventilation carries higher mortality and associated with more prolonged ICU stay. AKI is most common complication followed by shock HP and surgical emphysema HP emphysema MESHD. CRP, Ferritin levels has no impact on outcome.

    Increased expression of ACE2, the SARS-CoV-2 entry receptor, in alveolar MESHD and bronchial epithelium of smokers and COPD MESHD subjects

    Authors: Merel Jacobs; Hannelore P Van Eeckhoutte; Sara RA Wijnant; Wim Janssens; Guy F Joos; Guy G Brusselle; Ken R Bracke

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.27.20114298 Date: 2020-06-02 Source: medRxiv

    Rationale: Smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD ( COPD MESHD) are at increased risk for severe Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19). Objectives: We investigated the expression of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) entry receptor ACE2 and the protease TMPRSS2 in lung tissue from never smokers and smokers with and without COPD MESHD. Methods: In a cross-sectional, observational study we measured mRNA expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 by RT-PCR in lung tissue samples from 120 well phenotyped subjects. Next, protein levels of ACE2 were visualized by immunohistochemistry on paraffin sections from 87 subjects and quantified in alveolar MESHD and bronchial epithelium. Finally, primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) were cultured at air liquid interface and exposed to air or cigarette smoke. Results: ACE2 mRNA expression was significantly higher in lung tissue from current smokers and subjects with moderate to very severe COPD MESHD and correlated with physiological parameters of airway obstruction and emphysema HP emphysema MESHD. Pulmonary expression levels of TMPRSS2 were significantly higher in patients with (very) severe COPD MESHD and correlated significantly with ACE2 expression. Importantly, protein levels of ACE2 were elevated in both alveolar MESHD and bronchial epithelium of current smokers and subjects with moderate to very severe COPD MESHD. Finally, TMPRSS2 mRNA expression increased in in vitro cultured HBECs upon acute exposure to cigarette smoke. Conclusions: We demonstrate increased expression of ACE2 in lungs of smokers and COPD MESHD subjects, which might facilitate host cell entry of SARS-CoV-2. These findings help identifying populations at risk for severe COVID-19.

    Chest CT imaging features of critically ill COVID-19 patients  

    Authors: Nan Zhang; Xunhua Xu; Ling-Yan Zhou; Gang Chen; Yu Li; Huiming Yin; Zhonghua Sun

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-03-19 Source: ResearchSquare

    Objectives To analyze the findings of computed tomography (CT) imaging in critically ill patients diagnosed with co ronavirus disease 2 MESHD019 (COVID-19).Methods This retrospective study reviewed 60 cr itically ill p MESHDatients (43 males TRANS and 17 females TRANS, mean age TRANS 64.4±11.0 years) with COVID-19 pneumonia HP eumonia w MESHDho were admitted to two different clinical centers. Their clinical and medical records were analyzed, and the chest CT images were assessed to determine the involvement of lobes and the distribution of lesions in the lungs between the patients who recovered from the illness and those who died.Results Patients were significantly older in the death group (10/60, 16.67%) than in the recovery group (50/60, 83.33%) (p=0.044). C-reactive protein (CRP) (67.9±50.5 mg/L) was significantly elevated in the death group as opposed to the recovery group (p<0.001). The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was higher in the death group when compared with the recovery group (p=0.030). Involvement of five lung lobes was found in 98% of the patients, with medial or parahilar area involvement observed in all the de ath p MESHDatients. Ground-glass opacities (97%), crazy-paving pattern (92%) and air bronchogram (93%) were the most common radiological findings. Presence of emphysema HP physema w MESHDas more prevalent in the death group than in the recovery group (30% vs 2%, p=0.011).Conclusions The degree of lung involvement and lesion distribution with dominance in the medial and parahilar pulmonary areas were more severe in the de ath p MESHDatients than in those who recovered. Patient’s age TRANS, emphysema HP physema, MESHDCRP and NLR could be combined with CT to predict the disease outcomes.

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MeSH Disease
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