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    Risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD, hospitalisation, and death in Catalonia MESHD, Spain: a population-based cross-sectional study

    Authors: Judit Villar-Garcia; Rosa Maria Vivanco-Hidalgo; Montserrat Cleries; Elisenda Martinez; David Monterde; Pol Perez-Sust; Luis Garcia-Eroles; Carol Sais; Montserrat Moharra; Emili Vela; Jochen Lennerz; Hetal Desai Marble; Lauren L. Ritterhouse; Julie Batten; N. Zeke Georgantas; Rebecca Pellerin; Sylvia Signorelli; Julia Thierauf; Molly Kemball; Christian Happi; Donald S. Grant; Daouda Ndiaye; Katherine J. Siddle; Samar B Mehta; Jason B. Harris; Edward T Ryan; Virginia M. Pierce; Regina C LaRocque; Jacob Lemieux; Pardis Sabeti; Eric Rosenberg; John Branda; Sarah E Turbett; Gail Carson; Malcolm G Semple; Janet T Scott

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.26.20182303 Date: 2020-09-01 Source: medRxiv

    OBJECTIVE To identify the different subpopulations that are susceptible for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection MESHD and hospitalisation or death MESHD due to coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) in Catalonia, Spain. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Data collected from the Catalan Health Surveillance System (CatSalut) in Catalonia, a region of Spain. PARTICIPANTS Using data collected between 1 March and 1 June 2020, we conducted the following comparative analyses: people infected by SARS-CoV-2 (328 892) vs Catalonia's entire population (7 699 568); COVID-19 cases who required hospitalisation (37 638) vs cases who did not require hospitalisation (291 254); and COVID-19 cases who died during the study period vs cases who did not die during the study period (12 287). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Three clinical outcomes related to COVID-19 ( infection MESHD, hospitalisation, or death MESHD). We analysed sociodemographic and environment variables (such as residing in a nursing home) and the presence of previous comorbidities. RESULTS A total of 328 892 cases were considered to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 (4.27% of total population). The main risk factors for the diagnostic were: female TRANS gender TRANS (risk ratio [RR] =1.49; 95% confidence interval [95% CI] =1.48-1.50), age TRANS (45-64 years old; RR=1.02; 95% CI=1.01-1.03), high comorbidity burden (GMA index) (RR=3.03; 95% CI=2.97-3.09), reside in a nursing home (RR=11.82; 95% CI=11.66-11.99), and smoking (RR=1.06; 95% CI=1.05-1.07). During the study period, there were 37 638 (11.4 %) hospitalisations due to COVID-19, and the risk factors were: male TRANS gender TRANS (RR=1.45; 95% CI=1.43-1.48), age TRANS > 65 (RR=2.38; 95% CI=2.28-2.48), very low individual income (RR=1.03; 95% CI=0.97-1.08), and high burden of comorbidities (GMA index) (RR=5.15; 95% CI=4.89-5.42). The individual comorbidities with higher burden were obesity HP obesity MESHD (RR=1.23; 95% CI=1.20-1.25), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD (RR=1.19; 95% CI=1.15-1.22), heart failure MESHD (RR=1.19; 95% CI=1.16-1.22), diabetes mellitus HP diabetes mellitus MESHD (RR=1.07; 95% CI=1.04-1.10), and neuro-psychiatric MESHD comorbidities (RR=1.06; 95% CI=1.03-1.10). A total of 12 287 deaths (3.73%) were attributed to COVID-19, and the main risk factors were: male TRANS gender TRANS (RR=1.73; 95% CI=1.67-1.81), age TRANS > 65 (RR=37.45; 95% CI=29.23-47.93), residing in a nursing home (RR=9.22; 95% CI=8.81-9.65), and high burden of comorbidities (GMA index) (RR=5.25; 95% CI=4.60-6.00). The individual comorbidities with higher burden were: heart failure MESHD (RR=1.21; 95% CI=1.16-1.22), chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD (RR=1.17; 95% CI=1.13-1.22), and diabetes mellitus HP diabetes mellitus MESHD (RR=1.10; 95% CI=1.06-1.14). These results did not change significantly when we considered only PCR-positive patients. CONCLUSIONS Female TRANS gender TRANS, age TRANS between 45 to 64 years old, high burden of comorbidities, and factors related to environment (nursing home) play a relevant role in SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD and transmission TRANS. In addition, we found risk factors for hospitalisation and death MESHD due to COVID-19 that had not been described to date, including comorbidity burden, neuro-psychiatric disorders MESHD, and very low individual income. This study supports interventions for transmission TRANS control beyond stratify-and-shield strategies focused only on protecting those at risk of death. Future COVID-19 studies should examine the role of gender TRANS, the burden of comorbidities, and socioeconomic status in disease transmission TRANS, and should determine its relationship to workplaces, especially healthcare centres and nursing homes.

    Machine Learning and Meta-Analysis Approach to Identify Patient Comorbidities and Symptoms that Increased Risk of Mortality in COVID-19

    Authors: Sakifa Aktar; Ashis Talukder; Md. Martuza Ahamad; A. H. M. Kamal; Jahidur Rahman Khan; Md. Protikuzzaman; Nasif Hossain; Julian M. W. Quinn; Mathew A. Summers; Teng Liaw; Valsamma Eapen; Mohammad Ali Moni

    id:2008.12683v1 Date: 2020-08-21 Source: arXiv

    Background: Providing appropriate care for people suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 virus is a significant global challenge. Many individuals who become infected have pre-existing conditions that may interact with COVID-19 to increase symptom severity and mortality risk. COVID-19 patient comorbidities are likely to be informative about individual risk of severe illness and mortality. Accurately determining how comorbidities are associated with severe symptoms and mortality would thus greatly assist in COVID-19 care planning and provision. Methods: To assess the interaction of patient comorbidities with COVID-19 severity and mortality we performed a meta-analysis of the published global literature, and machine learning predictive analysis using an aggregated COVID-19 global dataset. Results: Our meta-analysis identified chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD ( COPD MESHD), cerebrovascular disease MESHD ( CEVD MESHD), cardiovascular disease MESHD ( CVD MESHD), type 2 diabetes MESHD, malignancy MESHD, and hypertension HP hypertension MESHD as most significantly associated with COVID-19 severity in the current published literature. Machine learning classification using novel aggregated cohort data similarly found COPD MESHD, CVD MESHD, CKD, type 2 diabetes MESHD, malignancy MESHD and hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, as well as asthma HP, as the most significant features for classifying those deceased versus those who survived COVID-19. While age TRANS and gender TRANS were the most significant predictor of mortality, in terms of symptom-comorbidity combinations, it was observed that Pneumonia HP Pneumonia MESHD- Hypertension HP, Pneumonia HP Pneumonia MESHD-Diabetes and Acute Respiratory Distress HP Respiratory Distress MESHD Syndrome ( ARDS MESHD)- Hypertension HP Hypertension MESHD showed the most significant effects on COVID-19 mortality. Conclusions: These results highlight patient cohorts most at risk of COVID-19 related severe morbidity and mortality which have implications for prioritization of hospital resources.

    Population perspective comparing COVID-19 to all and common causes of death in seven European countries

    Authors: Bayanne Olabi; Jayshree Bagaria; Sunil Bhopal; Gwenetta Curry; Nazmy Villarroel; Raj Bhopal

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.07.20170225 Date: 2020-08-11 Source: medRxiv

    Background: Mortality statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic have led to widespread concern and fear. To contextualise these data, we compared mortality related to COVID-19 with all and common causes of death MESHD, stratifying by age TRANS and sex. We also calculated deaths as a proportion of the population by age TRANS and sex. Methods: COVID-19 related mortality and population statistics from seven European countries were extracted: England and Wales, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Netherlands. Available data spanned 14-16 weeks since the first recorded deaths in each country, except Spain, where only comparable stratified data over an 8-week time period was available. The Global Burden of Disease database provided data on all deaths and those from pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD, cardiovascular disease MESHD combining ischaemic heart disease MESHD and stroke HP stroke MESHD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD, cancer MESHD, road traffic accidents and dementia HP dementia MESHD. Findings: Deaths related to COVID-19, while modest overall, varied considerably by age TRANS. Deaths as a percentage of all cause deaths during the time period under study ranged from <0.01% in children TRANS in Germany, Portugal and Netherlands, to as high as 41.65% for men aged TRANS over 80 years in England and Wales. The percentage of the population who died from COVID-19 was less than 0.2% in every age group TRANS under the age TRANS of 80. In each country, over the age TRANS of 80, these proportions were: England and Wales 1.27% males TRANS, 0.87% females TRANS; Italy 0.6% males TRANS, 0.38% females TRANS; Germany 0.13% males TRANS, 0.09% females TRANS; France 0.39% males TRANS, 0.2% females TRANS; Portugal 0.2% males TRANS, 0.15% females TRANS; and Netherlands 0.6% males TRANS, 0.4% females TRANS. Interpretation: Mortality rates from COVID-19 remains low including when compared to other common causes of death MESHD and will likely decline further while control measures are maintained. These data may help people contextualise their risk and policy makers in decision-making.

    Association of Diabetes MESHD and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19: A Propensity Score Matched Analyses from a French Retrospective Cohort

    Authors: Willy Sutter; Baptiste Duceau; Aurélie Carlier; Antonin Trimaille; Thibaut Pommier; Oriane Weizman; Joffrey Cellier; Laura Geneste; Vassili Panagides; Wassima Marsou; Antoine Deney; Sabir Attou; Thomas Delmotte; Sophie Ribeyrolles; Pascale Chemaly; Clément Karsenty; Gauthier Giordano; Alexandre Gautier; Corentin Chaumont; Pierre Guilleminot; Audrey Sagnard; Julie Pastier; maxime Vignac; delphine Mika; Charles Fauvel; Théo Pezel; Ariel Cohen; Guillaume Bonnet; Ronan Roussel; Louis POTIER

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-51775/v1 Date: 2020-07-31 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: To compare the clinical outcomes between patients with and without diabetes MESHD admitted to hospital with COVID-19.Methods: Retrospective multicentre cohort study from 24 academic tertiary medical centres in France including 2851 patients (675 with diabetes MESHD) hospitalised for COVID-19 between February 26 and April 20, 2020. A propensity score matching method (1:1 matching including patient characteristics, medical history, vital signs, and laboratory results) was used to compare patients with and without diabetes MESHD (n=603 in each group). The primary outcome was admission to intensive care unit (ICU) or in-hospital death. Results: Patients with diabetes MESHD were older (71 ± 13 vs. 65 ± 18 years; p<0.001), were less often female TRANS (38% vs. 44%; p<0.001) and more likely to have comorbidities: hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (79% vs 42%; p<0.001), coronary heart disease MESHD (23% vs 9%; p<0.001), stroke HP stroke MESHD (13% vs 8%; p<0.001), heart failure MESHD (17% vs 9%; p<0.001), chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD (26% vs 10%; p<0.001), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD (7% vs 5%; p<0.05). The primary outcome occurred in 584 (36.4%) patients with diabetes MESHD compared to 246 (26.8%) in those without diabetes MESHD (p<0.001). After propensity score matching, the risk of primary outcome was similar in patients with and without diabetes MESHD (hazard ratio [HR] 1.16, 95%CI 0.95-1.41, p=0.14) and was 1.29 (95%CI 0.97 – 1.69) for in-hospital mortality, 1.26 (95%CI 0.93 – 1.72) for mortality without transfer in ICU, and 1.14 (95%CI 0.88 – 1.47) for transfer to ICU.Conclusions: In this retrospective cohort of patients hospitalised for COVID-19, diabetes MESHD was not significantly associated with a higher risk of COVID-19 severe outcomes after propensity score matching.Trial registration NCT04344327

    Maximum chest CT score predicts progression to severe illness MESHD in patients with COVID-19: a retrospective study from Wuhan, China

    Authors: Jianwei Xiao; Xiang Li; Yuanliang Xie; Zengfa Huang; Yi Ding; Shengchao Zhao; Pei Yang; Dan Du; Bin Liu; Xiang Wang

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-51054/v1 Date: 2020-07-30 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: We investigated the clinical course and imaging findings of hospitalized patients who were initially diagnosed with moderate COVID-19 symptoms to identify risk factors associated with progression to severe/critical symptoms.Methods: This study was a retrospective single-center study at The Central Hospital of Wuhan. 243 patients with confirmed COVID­19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD were enrolled in the analysis, of which 40 patients progressed from moderate to severe/critical symptoms during follow up. Demographic, clinical, laboratory and radiological data were extracted from electronic medical records and compared between moderate and severe/critical symptom types. Univariable and multivariable logistic regressions were used to identify the risk factors associated with symptom progression.Results: Patients with severe/critical symptoms were older (p<0.001) and more often male TRANS (p=0.046). We found that the combination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD and high maximum CT scores was associated with disease progression. Maximum CT scores (≥11) had the greatest predictive value for disease progression. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) was 0.861 (95% CI: 0.811-0.902).Conclusions: Maximum CT scores and COPD MESHD are associated with patient deterioration. Maximum CT scores (≥11) are associated with severe illness.

    ACE2 Expression is elevated in Airway Epithelial Cells from aged TRANS and male TRANS donors but reduced in asthma HP

    Authors: Peter Wark; Prabuddha Pathinyake; Gerard Kaiko; Kristy Nichol; Ayesha Ali; Ling Chen; Erika Suntanto; Luke Garrat; Sukhwinder S Sohal; Wenying Lu; Matthew Eapen; Christopher Oldmeadow; Nathan Bartlett; Andrew Reid; Punnam Veerati; Alan Hsu; Thomas Iosifides; Stephen Stick; Philip M Hansbro; Anthony Kicic

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.26.20162248 Date: 2020-07-29 Source: medRxiv

    Rationale: COVID-19 is complicated by acute lung injury MESHD, and death MESHD in some individuals. It is caused by SARS-CoV-2 that requires the ACE2 receptor and serine proteases to enter airway epithelial cells (AECs). Objective: To determine what factors are associated with ACE2 expression particularly in patients with asthma HP asthma MESHD and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD ( COPD MESHD). Methods: We obtained upper and lower AECs from 145 people from two independent cohorts, aged TRANS 2-89, Newcastle (n=115), and from Perth (n= 30) Australia. The Newcastle cohort was enriched with people with asthma HP asthma MESHD (n=37) and COPD MESHD (n=38). Gene expression for ACE2 and other genes potentially associated with SARS-CoV-2 cell entry were assessed by quantitative PCR, protein expression was confirmed with immunohistochemistry on endobronchial biopsies and cultured AECs. Results: Increased gene expression of ACE2 was associated with older age TRANS (p=0.02) and male TRANS sex (p=0.03), but not pack-years smoked. When we compared gene expression between adults TRANS with asthma HP asthma MESHD, COPD MESHD and healthy controls, mean ACE2 expression was lower in asthma HP (p=0.01). Gene expression of furin, a protease that facilitates viral endocytosis, was also lower in asthma HP asthma MESHD (p=0.02), while ADAM-17, a disintegrin that cleaves ACE2 from the surface was increased (p=0.02). ACE2 protein levels were lower in endobronchial biopsies from asthma HP asthma MESHD patients. Conclusions: Increased ACE2 expression occurs in older people and males TRANS. Asthma HP Asthma MESHD patients have reduced expression. Altered ACE2 expression in the lower airway may be an important factor in virus tropism and may in part explain susceptibility factors and why asthma HP asthma MESHD patients are not over-represented in those with COVID-19 complications.

    Risk Factors for COVID-19-associated hospitalization: COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

    Authors: Jean Y. Ko; Melissa L. Danielson; Machell Town; Gordana Derado; Kurt J. Greenland; Pam Daily Kirley; Nisha B. Alden; Kimberly Yousey-Hindes; Evan J. Anderson; Patricia A. Ryan; Sue Kim; Ruth Lynfield; Salina M. Torres; Grant R. Barney; Nancy M. Bennett; Melissa Sutton; H. Keipp Talbot; Mary Hill; Aron J. Hall; Alicia M. Fry; Shikha Garg; Lindsay Kim; - COVID-NET Investigation Group

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.27.20161810 Date: 2020-07-29 Source: medRxiv

    Background: Identification of risk factors for COVID-19-associated hospitalization is needed to guide prevention and clinical care. Objective: To examine if age TRANS, sex, race/ethnicity, and underlying medical conditions is independently associated with COVID-19-associated hospitalizations. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: 70 counties within 12 states participating in the Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) and a population-based sample of non-hospitalized adults TRANS residing in the COVID-NET catchment area from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Participants: U.S. community-dwelling adults TRANS ([≥]18 years) with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-associated hospitalizations, March 1- June 23, 2020. Measurements: Adjusted rate ratios (aRR) of hospitalization by age TRANS, sex, race/ethnicity and underlying medical conditions ( hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, coronary artery disease MESHD, history of stroke HP stroke MESHD, diabetes MESHD, obesity HP obesity MESHD [BMI [≥]30 kg/m2], severe obesity HP obesity MESHD [BMI[≥]40 kg/m2], chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD, asthma HP asthma MESHD, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD). Results: Our sample included 5,416 adults TRANS with COVID-19-associated hospitalizations. Adults TRANS with (versus without) severe obesity HP obesity MESHD (aRR:4.4; 95%CI: 3.4, 5.7), chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD (aRR:4.0; 95%CI: 3.0, 5.2), diabetes MESHD (aRR:3.2; 95%CI: 2.5, 4.1), obesity HP obesity MESHD (aRR:2.9; 95%CI: 2.3, 3.5), hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (aRR:2.8; 95%CI: 2.3, 3.4), and asthma HP asthma MESHD (aRR:1.4; 95%CI: 1.1, 1.7) had higher rates of hospitalization, after adjusting for age TRANS, sex, and race/ethnicity. In models adjusting for the presence of an individual underlying medical condition, higher hospitalization rates were observed for adults TRANS [≥]65 years, 45-64 years (versus 18-44 years), males TRANS (versus females TRANS), and non-Hispanic black and other race/ethnicities (versus non-Hispanic whites). Limitations: Interim analysis limited to hospitalizations with underlying medical condition data. Conclusion: Our findings elucidate groups with higher hospitalization risk that may benefit from targeted preventive and therapeutic interventions.

    Modeling the progression of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD in patients with COVID-19 risk factors through predictive analysis

    Authors: Juan Alonso Leon-Abarca

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.14.20154021 Date: 2020-07-19 Source: medRxiv

    With almost a third of adults TRANS being obese MESHD, another third hypertense MESHD and almost a tenth affected by diabetes MESHD, Latin American countries could see an elevated number of severe COVID-19 outcomes. We used the Open Dataset of Mexican patients with COVID-19 suspicion who had a definite RT-PCR result to develop a statistical model that evaluated the progression of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD in the population. We included patients of all ages TRANS with every risk factor provided by the dataset: asthma HP, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD, smoking, diabetes MESHD, obesity HP obesity MESHD, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, immunodeficiencies HP immunodeficiencies MESHD, chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD, cardiovascular diseases MESHD, and pregnancy. The dataset also included an unspecified category for other risk factors that were not specified as a single variable. To avoid excluding potential patients at risk, that category was included in our analysis. Due to the nature of the dataset, the calculation of a standardized comorbidity index was not possible. Therefore, we treated risk factors as a categorical variable with two categories: absence of risk factors and the presence of at least one risk factor in accordance with previous epidemiological reports. Multiple logistic regressions were carried out to associate sex, risk factors, and age TRANS as a continuous variable (and the interaction that accounted for increasing diseases with older ages TRANS); and SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD as the dependent zero-one binomial variable. Post estimation predictive marginal analysis was performed to generate probability trends along 95% confidence bands. This analysis was repeated several times through the course of the pandemic since the first record provided in their repository (April 12, 2020) to one month after the end of the state of sanitary emergency (the last date analyzed: June 27, 2020). After processing, the last measurement included 464,389 patients. The baseline analysis on April 12 revealed that people 35 years and older with at least one risk factor had a lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD in comparison to patients without risk factors (Figure 1). One month before the end of the nationwide state of emergency this age TRANS threshold was found at 50 years (May 2, 2020) and it shifted to 65 years on May 30. Two weeks after the end of the public emergency (June 13, 2020) the trends converged at 80 years and one week later (June 27, 2020) every male TRANS and female TRANS patient with at least one risk factor had a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD compared to people without risk factors. Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, all four probability curves shifted upwards as a result of progressive disease spread TRANS. In conclusion, we found our model could monitor accurately the probability of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD in relation to age TRANS, sex, and the presence of at least one risk factor. Also, because the model can be applied to any particular political region within Mexico, it could help evaluate the contagion spread in specific vulnerable populations. Further studies are needed to determine the underlying nature of the mechanisms behind such observations.

    The natural history of symptomatic COVID-19 in Catalonia, Spain: a multi-state model including 109,367 outpatient diagnoses, 18,019 hospitalisations, and 5,585 COVID-19 deaths among 5,627,520 people

    Authors: Edward Burn; Cristian Tebe; Sergio Fernandez-Bertolin; Maria Aragon; Martina Recalde; Elena Roel; Albert Prats-Uribe; Daniel Prieto-Alhambra; Talita Duarte-Salles

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.13.20152454 Date: 2020-07-14 Source: medRxiv

    Background The natural history of Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) has yet to be fully described, with most previous reports focusing on hospitalised patients. Using linked patient-level data, we set out to describe the associations between age TRANS, gender TRANS, and comorbidities and the risk of outpatient COVID-19 diagnosis, hospitalisation, and/or related mortality. Methods A population-based cohort study including all individuals registered in Information System for Research in Primary Care (SIDIAP). SIDIAP includes primary care records covering > 80% of the population of Catalonia, Spain, and was linked to region-wide testing, hospital and mortality records. Outpatient diagnoses of COVID-19, hospitalisations with COVID-19, and deaths with COVID-19 were identified between 1st March and 6th May 2020. A multi-state model was used, with cause-specific Cox survival models estimated for each transition. Findings A total of 5,664,652 individuals were included. Of these, 109,367 had an outpatient diagnosis of COVID-19, 18,019 were hospitalised with COVID-19, and 5,585 died after either being diagnosed or hospitalised with COVID-19. Half of those who died were not admitted to hospital prior to their death. Risk of a diagnosis with COVID-19 peaked first in middle- age TRANS and then again for oldest ages TRANS, risk for hospitalisation after diagnosis peaked around 70 years old, with all other risks highest at oldest ages TRANS. Male TRANS gender TRANS was associated with an increased risk for all outcomes other than outpatient diagnosis. The comorbidities studied (autoimmune condition, chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD, dementia HP dementia MESHD, heart disease MESHD, hyperlipidemia HP hyperlipidemia MESHD, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, malignant neoplasm HP neoplasm MESHD, obesity HP obesity MESHD, and type 2 diabetes MESHD) were all associated with worse outcomes. Interpretation There is a continued need to protect those at high risk of poor outcomes, particularly the elderly TRANS, from COVID-19 and provide appropriate care for those who develop symptomatic disease. While risks of hospitalisation and death MESHD are lower for younger populations, there is a need to limit their role in community transmission TRANS. These findings should inform public health strategies, including future vaccination campaigns.

    COVID-19 among people living with HIV MESHD: A systematic review

    Authors: Hossein Mirzaei; Willi McFarland; Mohammad Karamouzian; Hamid Sharifi

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.11.20151688 Date: 2020-07-14 Source: medRxiv

    This systematic review summarizes the evidence on the earliest patients with COVID-19-HIV co-infection MESHD. We searched PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, preprint databases, and Google Scholar from December 01, 2019 to June 1, 2020. From an initial 547 publications and 75 reports, 25 studies provided specific information on COVID-19 patients living with HIV MESHD. Studies described 252 patients, 80.9% were male TRANS, mean age TRANS was 52.7 years, and 98% were on ART. Co-morbidities in addition to HIV and COVID-19 (multimorbidity) included hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (39.3%), obesity HP obesity MESHD or hyperlipidemia HP (19.3%), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD (18.0%), and diabetes MESHD (17.2%). Two-thirds (66.5%) had mild to moderate symptoms, the most common being fever HP fever MESHD (74.0%) and cough HP (58.3%). Among patients who died, the majority (90.5%) were over 50 years old, male TRANS (85.7%), and had multimorbidity (64.3%). Our findings highlight the importance of identifying co-infections MESHD, addressing co-morbidities, and ensuring a secure supply of ART for PLHIV during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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