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    Clinical Severity and CT Features of the COVID-19 Pneumonia HP: Focus on CT Score and Laboratory Parameters

    Authors: Jianghui Duan; Kunsong Su; Hongliang Sun; Yanyan Xu; Liangying Liu

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-18 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Although CT characteristics of Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD between patients with mild and severe forms of the disease have already been reported in the literature, there was little attention to the correlation of imaging features and laboratory testing. We aimed to compare the laboratory and chest CT imaging features in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD between non-severe cases and severe cases, and to analyze the correlation of CT score and laboratory testing.Methods: This study consecutively included 54 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD (26 males TRANS and 28 females TRANS, 26 to 92 years of age TRANS, 43 cases with non-severe and 11 cases with severe group). Clinical, laboratory and image data were collected between two subgroups. A CT score system was used to evaluate the extent of disease. Correlation between the CT score and laboratory data were estimated. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to evaluate the diagnostic performance SERO of CT score and laboratory tests.Results: Compared with non-severe patients, severe patients had showed increased white blood SERO cell count, neutrophil count, neutrophil percentage, the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and decreased lymphocyte percentage (all p < 0.05). Architectural distortion, pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD, air bronchogram and consolidation-dominant pattern were more common in the severe group (all p < 0.05). CT score of the severe group was higher than the non-severe group (p < 0.001). For distribution characters of the lesions, diffuse pattern in the transverse distribution was more often seen in the severe group (p < 0.001). CT score was positively correlated with the white blood SERO cell counts, neutrophil counts, the percent of neutrophil, NLR, alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase and C-reactive protein, and was inversely related to the lymphocyte, the percent of lymphocyte. ROC analysis showed that when the optimal threshold of CT score was 13, the area under the curve was the largest, which was 0.855, and the sensitivity SERO and specificity were 100% and 60% respectively for the diagnosis of the severe patients.Conclusion: CT score showed significant correlations with laboratory inflammatory markers, suggesting that chest CT and laboratory examination maybe provide a better reference for clinicians to judge the severity of diseases.

    Analysis of Clinical Imaging Characteristics of Patients with 2019-nCoV

    Authors: Hao Jiang; WEI GUO; Huijie Jiang; Ruoshui Zheng; Ziao Wang; Ru Yi; Baomin Su; Li Sun

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

    Background: This article retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics and CT characteristics of chest CT of 10 patients with coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosed in Heilongjiang Province. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 10 COVID-19 patients confirmed by designated hospitals in Heilongjiang Province. Results: The clinical manifestations were mainly fever HP fever MESHD (80%) and cough HP cough MESHD (50%). Laboratory tests showed elevated C-reactive protein (70%) and serum SERO amyloid A (80%). CT mainly manifests as ground-glass opacity (100%) in the lung, more than two lung lobes (90%), and the lesions are mostly located in the right upper lobe (80%), and lobular septum thickening (60%) is common.Conclusions: In this group of patients with COVID-19, the typical CT manifestations are double lung sheet ground-glass opacity, which are mainly distributed in the subpleural area, and the range of involvement is more than or equal to two lung lobes, “paving stones” changes; pulmonary lesions were absorbed and fibrous cord foci were formed during the transition period. It is worth noting that hilum, mediastinal lymphadenopathy HP mediastinal lymphadenopathy MESHD, and pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD are less common. During the study period, follow-up imaging performed by some patients showed mild / moderate disease progression and gradually dissipating.

    Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 and the Value of Mulbsta Scoring System in Prognosis Evaluation

    Authors: Chao Wang; Zhixiu Luo; Junyi Wu; Jie Zhou; Yahang Lin; Guilin Yan; Manman Yan; Xi Wang; Hanhua Yu; Xiaoyun Zeng

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-06-14 Source: ResearchSquare

    BackgroundCOVID-19, a worldwideinfectious disease MESHD, has killed more than 420000 people, whichis extremely harmful.MethodsIn this single-center retrospective study, we included the novel coronavirus pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP confirmed in our hospital. This study collected the basic information andclinical examination features.ResultsThe enrolled 704 patients were affirmed infected with 2019-nCoV by the test of throat swabs. There are 334 men and 369 women, and gender TRANS, age TRANS, combined with basic diseasesare distinct in diverse disease classification (p<0.05). From the symptom analysis, the proportion of fever HP fever MESHD over 38 degrees, dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, poor appetite HP and other symptoms is diverse in different types of diseases (p<0.05). As the severity of the disease increases, the median lymphocyte count decreases, C-reactive protein increase, erythrocyte sedimentation rateincrease, albumin decrease, pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD increase, D-Dimer and NT-proBNP increase significantly (p<0.05).As the disease severity increases, the average value of MuLBSTA score obviously ascend (p<0.05), MuLBSTA scoring system predicts novel coronavirus pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP patients' prognosis is still insufficient, and may require additional indicators including anorexia HP anorexia MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, C reactive protein, etc (p<0.05).ConclusionThe MuLBSTA evaluation system has certain value for the evaluation of the disease, but it needs to be improved.

    The Chest CT Features of Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) in China: A Meta-analysis of 19 Trials

    Authors: Haitao Yang; lan yuzhu; Xiujuan Yao; Sheng Lin; Baosong Xie

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.31.20118059 Date: 2020-06-03 Source: medRxiv

    Objective: This study aimed to summarize the characteristics of chest CT imaging in Chinese patients with Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) to provide reliable evidence for further guiding clinical routine. Methods: PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases were thoroughly searched to identified relevant articles involving the features of chest CT imaging in Chinese patients with COVID-19. All data were analyzed utilizing R software version i386 4.0.0. Random-effects models were employed to calculate pooled mean differences. Results: 19 trials incorporating 1332 cases were included in the study. The results demonstrated that the incidence of ground-glass opacities (GGO) was 0.79, consolidation was 0.34; mixed GGO and consolidation was 0.46; air bronchogram sign was 0.41; crazy paving pattern was 0.32; interlobular septal thickening was 0.55; reticulation was 0.30; bronchial wall thickening was 0.24; vascular enlargement was 0.74. subpleural linear opacity was 0.28; intrathoracic lymph node enlargement was 0.03; pleural effusions HP pleural effusions MESHD was 0.03. The distribution in lung: the incidence of central was 0.05; peripheral was 0.74; peripheral involving central was 0.38; diffuse was 0.19; unifocal involvement was 0.09; multifocal involvement was 0.57; unilateral was 0.16; bilateral was 0.83; The incidence of lobes involved (>2) was 0.70; lobes involved ([less double equals]2) was 0.35. Conclusion: GGO, vascular enlargement MESHD, interlobular septal thickening more frequently occurred in patients with COVID-19. Peripheral, bilateral, involved lobes >2 might be the features of COVID-19 in the distribution aspect. Therefore, based on the aboved features of COVID-19 in chest CT imaging, it might be a promising means for identifying COVID-19.

    Radiologic evaluation of discharge quality in patients with COVID-19

    Authors: Jingwen Li; Xi Long; Fang Fang; Xuefei Lv; Dandan Zhang; Yu Sun; Na Li; Qing Zhang; Xi Fang; Shaoping Hu; Zhicheng Lin; Nian Xiong

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-06-02 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background   Worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) has made hundreds of thousands people sick and fortunately many of them have been treated and discharged. However, it remains unclear how well the discharged patients were recovering. Chest CT scan, with demonstrated high sensitivity SERO to COVID-19, was used here to examine clinical manifestations in patients at discharge.Methods This study registered retrospectively single-center case series of 180 discharged patients, all confirmed with COVID-19 at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China. Epidemiological, demographic, clinical, laboratory and treatment data were collected. CT imaging features of absorption vs progressive stage were compared and analyzed.Results Five pulmonary lobes were affected in 54 (30%) of the 180 patients at the absorption stage, comparing to 66% of them at the progressive stage (P=1.45×10-11). Forty five (25%) patients had pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD on admission and 13 of them still carried hydrothorax when discharged as per standard discharge criteria(P=4.48×10-6). Besides, compared with those at progressive stage, 97 (54%) discharged patients had interlobular thickening (P=6.95×10-3) and 43% of them still presented adjacent pleura thickening (P=5.58×10-5). The median total CT score of discharged patients at absorption stage was lower than progressive stage (3 vs 12.5 ). The median total CT score recovery rate was 67% (range, 0-100%) and 139 (77%) patients showed less than 90% improvement at discharge.Conclusions A majority (77%) of the discharged patients had not recovered completely. The current discharge criteria may need to include 90% or higher CT score-based recovery rate.Authors Jingwen Li, Xi Long, Fang Fang, and Xuefei Lv contributed equally to this work.Authors Zhicheng Lin and Nian Xiong are joint last coauthors.

    Comparison of initial thin-section CT features in coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and other community-acquired pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD

    Authors: Qiao Zhu; Cui Ren; Xiao Hua Wang

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-05-19 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD caused similar symptoms to other community-acquired pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD (CAP). It is important to early quarantine suspected patients with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD from patients with other CAP to reduce cross infection MESHD. The purpose of the study is to review and compare initial thin-section computed tomography (CT) features in patients with coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and other community-acquired pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD (CAP). Methods 24 cases of COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD (14 males TRANS and 10 females TRANS; age TRANS range, 14-87 years; mean age TRANS, 48.0 years) and 28 cases of CAP caused by other pathogens (13 males TRANS and 15 females TRANS; age TRANS range, 24-85 years; mean age TRANS, 49.5 years) were included. Thin-section CT features of the lungs for all patients were retrospectively reviewed by two independent radiologists. Results There were no significant differences for the shape of main lesions, pure ground glass attenuation (GGA), mixed GGA with consolidation, air bronchogram, linear opacities, halo sign/reversed halo sign, cavitation and lymphadenopathy HP lymphadenopathy MESHD between the group of COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and the group of other CAP. However, the frequency of crazy-paving appearance, vessel dilatation HP, bilaterally involvement and peripherally distribution were significantly higher in patients with COVID-19 compared with other CAP ( p =0.031, p =0.000, p =0.029 and p =0.009, respectively). Conversely, the frequencies of pure consolidation, tree-in-bud sign and pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD were significantly higher in patients with CAP than in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD ( p =0.002, p =0.000 and p =0.048, respectively). Conclusion There are considerable overlaps in thin-section CT features between COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and other CAP. However, the presence of crazy paving pattern, vessel dilation, bilateral involvement and peripheral distribution contributes to the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD. While the presence of pure consolidation tree-in-bud sign, pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD can be assisting in exclusive the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD.

    Comparison of initial HRCT features of COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and other viral pneumonias MESHD pneumonias HP

    Authors: Yilong Huang; Yuanming Jiang; Li Wu; Wenfang Yi; Jiyao Ma; Peng Wang; Ying Xie; Zhipeng Li; Xiang Li; Minchang Hong; Jialong Zhou; Chuwei Duan; Yunhui Yang; Wei Zhao; Feng Yuan; Dan Han; Bo He

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-05-17 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Multicenter retrospective comparison of the first high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) and other viral pneumonias MESHD pneumonias HP.Methods: We retrospectively collected clinical and imaging data from 254 cases of confirmed TRANS viral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP in 20 hospitals in Yunnan Province, China, from March 1, 2015, to March 15, 2020. According to the virus responsible for the pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD, the pneumonias HP pneumonias MESHD were divided into non-COVID-19 (133 cases) and COVID-19 (121 cases). The non-COVID-19 pneumonias HP pneumonias MESHD included 3 types: cytomegalovirus (CMV) (31 cases), influenza A virus (82 cases), and influenza B virus (20 cases). The differences in the basic clinical characteristics, lesion distribution, location and imaging signs among the four viral pneumonias HP pneumonias MESHD were analyzed and compared.Results: Fever HP Fever MESHD and cough HP cough MESHD were the most common clinical symptoms of the four viral pneumonias HP pneumonias MESHD. Compared with the COVID-19 patients, the non-COVID-19 patients had higher proportions of fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, sore throat, expectorant and chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD (all p<0.000). In addition, in the CMV pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP patients, the proportion of patients with combined acquired immunodeficiency HP immunodeficiency MESHD syndrome ( AIDS MESHD) and leukopenia HP leukopenia MESHD were high (all p<0.000). Comparisons of the imaging findings of the four viral pneumonias HP pneumonias MESHD showed that pulmonary lesions of COVID-19 were more likely to occur in the peripheral and lower lobes of both lungs, while those of CMV pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP were diffusely distributed. Compared with the non-COVID-19 pneumonias HP pneumonias MESHD, COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD was more likely to present as ground-glass opacity (GGO), intralobular interstitial thickening HP, vascular thickening and halo sign (all p<0.05). In addition, in the early stage of COVID-19, extensive consolidation, fibrous stripes, subpleural lines, crazy-paving pattern, tree-in-bud HP, mediastinal lymphadenectasis, pleural thickening HP pleural thickening MESHD and pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD were rare (all p<0.05).Conclusion: The HRCT findings of COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD and other viral pneumonias MESHD pneumonias HP overlapped significantly, but many important differential imaging features could still be observed.

    Comparison of Hospitalized Patients with Severe Pneumonia MESHD Pneumonia HP Caused by COVID-19 and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H7N9): A Retrospective Study from A Designated Hospital

    Authors: Binbin Gu; Lin Yao; XinYun Zhu; Pei-jun Tang; Cheng Chen

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-05-08 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Considerable attention has been focused on clinical features of Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19), it is also important for clinicians to differentiate it from influenza virus infections MESHD.Methods The clinical data of 23 cases of H7N9 and 23 cases of COVID-19 with severe pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD were collected. The comparisons were performed with the t test, Mann-Whitney U test, Fisher exact test or the chi-squared test, and multivariable logistic regression analysis.Results All of the cases were under the circumstance of sufficient medical staff and medical supplies. The rate of coexisting disease was lower in the severe COVID-19 group than in the severe H7N9 group (p < 0.05). Radiologically, severe COVID-19 patients had less consolidation and pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD, but more crazy-paving pattern than severe H7N9 patients (p < 0.05). Clinically, compared to severe H7N9, severe COVID-19 patients were more inclined to surfer to relative better disease severity score, less secondary bacterial infection MESHD, a shorter time to beginning absorption on CT, but a longer duration of viral shedding from the admission (p < 0.05). Although more severe H7N9 patients needed non-invasive respiratory support, these two groups ultimately yielded comparable mortality. Based on multiple logistic regression analysis, severe COVID-19 infection MESHD was associated with a lower risk of the presence of severe ARDS (OR 0.964, 95% [CI] 0.931–0.998, p = 0.040), but exhibited longer duration of viral shedding (OR 0.734, 95% [CI] 0.550–0.980, p = 0.036) than severe H7N9 infection MESHD.Conclusion Although the conditions of severe H7N9 patients seemed to be more critical than those of severe COVID-19 patients, the relatively lower mortality of these two severe cases is to be expected in context of sufficient medical supplies.

    Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) in Italy: features on Chest Computed Tomography using a structured report system

    Authors: Grassi Roberto; Fusco Roberta; Belfiore Maria Paola; Montanelli Alessandro; Patelli Gianluigi; Urraro Fabrizio; Petrillo Antonella; Granata Vincenza; Sacco Palmino; Mazzei Maria Antonietta; Feragalli Beatrice; Reginelli Alfonso; Cappabianca Salvatore

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-04-21 Source: ResearchSquare

    OBJECTIVE. To assess the use of a structured report system in the Chest Computed Tomography (CT) reporting of patients with suspicious viral pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD by COVID-19 and the evaluation of the main CT patterns.MATERIALS AND METHODS. This study included 134 patients (43 women and 91 men; 68.8 years of mean age TRANS, range 29-93 years) with suspicious COVID-19 viral infection MESHD evaluated by reverse transcription real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. All patients underwent CT examinations at the time of admission. CT images were reviewed by two radiologists who identified COVID-19 CT patterns using a structured reports.RESULTS. Temporal difference mean value between RT-PCRs and CT scan was 0.18 days ±2.0 days. CT findings were positive for viral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP in 94.0% patients while COVID-19 was diagnosed at RT-PCR in 77.6% patients. Mean value of time for radiologist to complete the structured report was 8.5 min±2.4 min. The disease on chest CT predominantly affected multiple lobes and the main CT feature was GGOs with or without consolidation (96.8%). GGOs was predominantly bilateral (89.3%), peripheral (80.3%), multifocal/patching (70.5%). Consolidation disease was predominantly bilateral (83.9%) with prevalent peripheral (87.1%) and segmental (47.3%) distribution. Additional CT signs were the crazy-paving pattern in 75.4% of patients, the septal thickening in 37.3% of patients, the air bronchogram sign in 39.7% and the “reversed halo” sign in 23.8%. Less frequent characteristics at CT regard discrete pulmonary nodules, increased trunk diameter of the pulmonary artery, pleural effusion HP pleural effusion MESHD and pericardium effusion (7.9%, 6.3%, 14.3% and 16.7%, respectively). Barotrauma MESHD sign was absent in all the patients. High percentage (54.8%) of the patients had mediastinal lymphadenopathy HP mediastinal lymphadenopathy MESHD.CONCLUSION. Using a Chest CT structured report, with a standardized language, we identified that the cardinal hallmarks of COVID-19 infection MESHD were bilateral, peripheral and multifocal/patching ground-glass opacities and bilateral consolidations with peripheral and segmental distribution. 

    Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) in Children TRANS: A Systematic Review of Imaging Findings

    Authors: Susan C Shelmerdine; Jovan Lovrenski; Pablo Caro-Domínguez; Seema Toso; Collaborators of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology cardiothoracic imaging taskforce

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-04-08 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background:Covid-19, a novel coronavirus infection MESHD which can cause a severe respiratory illness MESHD, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). As children TRANS appear less severely affected than adults TRANS, their imaging appearances are not extensively reported.Objectives:To systematically review available literature regarding imaging findings in paediatric cases of Covid-19.Materials and Methods:Four databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane, Google Scholar) were searched for articles describing imaging findings in children TRANS with Covid-19. All modalities, age <18 years and foreign language articles were included. Descriptive statistics were used to identify pattern, location of imaging findings and association with outcomes.Results:Twenty two articles were included, reporting chest imaging findings in 382 children TRANS, of which 372 (97.4%) underwent CT. Criteria for imaging was lacking. At diagnosis, 120/372 (32.3%) had a normal CT. Abnormalities MESHD were more common in the lower lobes and predominantly unilateral. The most common imaging pattern was ground glass opacification (136/246, 55.3%). None of the studies described lymphadenopathy HP lymphadenopathy MESHD, while pleural effusions HP pleural effusions MESHD (2/246, 0.8%) were rare. Improvement at follow-up CT imaging, (3 – 15 days later) was seen in 27/91 (29.7%), remained normal in 23/91 (25.3%) and progressed in 11/91 (12.1%).Conclusions:CT chest findings in children TRANS with Covid-19 are frequently normal or mild. Lower lobes are predominantly affected by patchy ground glass opacification. Appearances at follow-up remain normal or improve in the majority of children TRANS. Chest CT imaging adds little to the further management of the patient and should be reserved for severe cases or identifying alternative diagnoses.This study was registered in PROSPERO, an international prospective register of systematic reviews (Registration ID: CRD42020175945

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