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MeSH Disease

Lymphopenia (13)

Fever (7)

Cough (5)

Hypertension (5)

Dyspnea (4)

Human Phenotype

Lymphopenia (13)

Cough (8)

Fever (7)

Hypertension (5)

Dyspnea (4)


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    The major predictors of testing positive for COVID-19 among symptomatic hospitalized patients

    Authors: Samson Barasa; David Tarazona; Faviola Valdivia Guerrero; Nancy Rojas Serrano; Dennis Carhuaricra; Lenin Maturrano Hernandez; Ronnie Gavilan Chavez

    doi:10.1101/2020.09.11.20192963 Date: 2020-09-13 Source: medRxiv

    The major predictors of testing positive for COVID-19 among symptomatic hospitalized patients Samson Barasa,1 Amy Ballard,1 Josephine Kiage-Mokaya, 1 Michael Friedlander,1 Geraldine Luna,2 1PeaceHealth Sacred Heart 2University of Illinois at Chicago Introduction: Increasing corona virus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) pre-test probability can minimize testing patients who are less likely to have COVID-19 and therefore reducing personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing kit use. The aim of this study was to identify patients who were likely to test positive for COVID-19 among symptomatic patients suspected of having COVID-19 during hospitalization by comparing COVID-19 positive and negative patients. Method: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients who were [≥]18 years old and underwent COVID-19 Polymerase chain reaction test because they presented with symptoms thought to be due to COVID-19. A Poisson regression analysis was conducted after clinical presentation, demographic, medical co-morbidities, laboratory and chest image data was retrieved from the medical records. Results: Charts of 277 and 18 COVID-19 negative and positive patients respectively were analyzed. Dyspnea HP Dyspnea MESHD (61%) was the most common symptom among COVID-19 negative patients, while 72% and 61% COVID-19 positive patients had cough HP cough MESHD and fever HP fever MESHD respectively. COVID-19 positive patients were more likely to present initially with cough HP [1.082 (1.022 - 1.145)], fever HP fever MESHD [1.066 (1.014 - 1.121)] and be 50 to 69 years old [1.094 (1.021 - 1.172)]. Dyspnea HP Dyspnea MESHD, weakness MESHD, lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD and bilateral chest image abnormality were not associated with COVID-19 positivity. COVID-19 positive patients were less likely to have non-COVID-19 respiratory viral illness [1.068 (1.019 - 1.119)], human immunodeficiency HP immunodeficiency MESHD virus [0.849 (0.765 - 0.943)] and heart failure MESHD history [0.093 (0.891 - 0.978)]. Other chronic medical problems ( hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, diabetes mellitus HP diabetes mellitus MESHD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD and coronary artery disease MESHD) were not associated with testing positive for COVID-19. Conclusion: Cough HP, fever HP fever MESHD and being 50 to 69 years old are better predictors of symptomatic COVID-19 positivity during hospitalization. Despite published studies reporting a high prevalence SERO of lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD among COVID-19 positive patients, lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD is not associated with the risk of testing positive for COVID-19. Key Words: COVID-19, Predictors, Symptomatic, Hospitalized


    Authors: Enrico Buonamico; Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta; Esterina Boniello; Michela Dimitri; Marco Majorano; Luciana Labate; Paola Pierucci; Federica Barratta; Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano; Onofrio Resta; Anil Hormis; Neil Todd; Antoanela Colda; Ian Reckless; Tim Brooks; Andre Charlett; Matthew Hickman; Isabel Oliver; David Wyllie

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.19.20178350 Date: 2020-08-22 Source: medRxiv

    Introduction There are no clear guidelines as yet for the selection of patients affected by COVID-19 who can be treated in intermediate RICU, neither shared criteria for their intubation and transfer in ICU. In the present study we described the clinical course and risk factors for transfer to ICU and mortality of SARS-Cov-2 positive patients affected by acute respiratory failure HP respiratory failure MESHD, hospitalized in a Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit in the south of Italy. Methods In this retrospective, observational single centre study we evaluated 96 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patients affected by acute respiratory failure MESHD respiratory failure HP ( ARF MESHD). We compared demographic data, laboratory data and clinical outcomes between deceased and survived patients, aiming to identify risk factors for transfer to ICU and mortality, and possible gender TRANS-related differences. Results Of 96 patients, 51 (53.1%) survived and 45 (46.9 %) died. Among those who died, 23 (51.1%) deceased in RICU. Twenty-nine (30.2%) were transferred to ICU, of whom 22 (75.9%) died in ICU. Patients affected by COPD MESHD have a higher mortality compared to patients without this comorbidity (p=0.002). Lower baseline P/F ratio (p=0,014) and neurologic comorbidities (p=0,008) emerged as risk factors for death MESHD. Male TRANS were younger than female TRANS patients (66 vs 80 y.o.; p=0.042). In female TRANS patients, lower peripheral blood SERO lymphocyte count (p=0.007) is a risk factor for death MESHD, characteristic gender TRANS-related in our sample. Female TRANS sex was a protective parameter against transfer to ICU (p=0,036) and P/F ratio was not a significant predictor of transfer to ICU (p=0,227). Only higher baseline CRP (p=0,034) has shown a predictive role for transfer to ICU in our sample. Patients deceased after a transfer to ICU had younger age TRANS (p=0,000), lower median comorbidity number (p=0,000), lower D-dimer (p=0,029) and lower prevalence SERO of female TRANS sex (p=0,029). Discussion Mortality in our study was similar to that found in other studies involving patients in non-invasive ventilation. In our study older age TRANS and comorbidities play as predictors of death in COVID-19 patients. COPD MESHD, despite presenting low prevalence SERO, is a risk factor for death MESHD, both in men and women. In female TRANS patients chronic ischemic heart disease MESHD and congestive heart failure HP congestive heart failure MESHD are death MESHD predictors. High CRP and lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD, linked to inflammatory status, are predictors of transfer to ICU. Patients transferred to ICU higher mortality than the others, and patients who die in ICU are mostly men, younger and have less comorbidities. Baseline P/F ratio is not a good predictor of transfer to ICU, while in our sample is a sensible predictor of death MESHD. More studies need to be performed on COVID-19 patients, in the urgency of COVID-19 pandemic persistence.

    Exposure to Mycobacteria influences disease progression in COVID-19 patients 

    Authors: Ajay Gupta; Sumit Sural; Ayush Gupta; Shashank Rousa; B.C.Koner; Anju Bhalotra; Rohit Chawla

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

    Background: COVID-19−related deaths are significantly higher in countries with higher quality of life. A strong negative correlation is reported between the BCG index and COVID- 19 mortality. The present study explored if a high Th1immunity due to frequent exposure to strong Th1 antigens like Mycobacteria or Salmonella could be the cause for lesser COVID-19−related deaths in Indian population. Methods: This prospective comparative study was conducted with 3 groups of twenty patients each of mildly symptomatic (A), severely ill (S) Covid patients and healthy volunteers with a Covid Negative report (H).Results: All severely ill patients showed increased leucocyte counts, lymphopenia HP ymphopenia MESHDand raised D-dimer. A gross reversible unresponsiveness of T cells was seen among all patients in S group with absolutely no response even to the mitogen stimulus. Quantiferon TB test value and distribution of test positivity was significantly lower in group S. Three out of 6 survived patients in S group had positive Quantiferon TB test while 2 patients turned positive on repeat test and the sixth patient showed high TH titre on widal test.Conclusion: Altered Th1 immunity associated with frequent community exposure of t uberculosis MESHDand typhoid antigen in Indian population might be responsible for its relatively lesser prevalence SERO and mortality following Covid-19.  

    Fighting COVID-19 spread among nursing home residents even in absence of molecular diagnosis: a retrospective cohort study.

    Authors: Alessio Strazzulla; Paul Tarteret; Maria Concetta Postorino; Marie Picque; Astrid de Pontfarcy; Nicolas Vignier; Catherine Chakvetadze; Coralie Noel; Cecile Drouin; Zine Eddine Benguerdi; Sylvain Diamantis

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-30 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Access to molecular diagnosis was limited out-of-hospital in France during the 2020 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic. This study describes the evolution of COVID-19 outbreak in a nursing home in absence of molecular diagnosis. Methods A monocentric prospective study was conducted in a French nursing home from March 17th, 2020 to June 11th, 2020. Because of lack of molecular tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-Cov2) infection MESHD, probable COVID-19 cases were early identified considering only respiratory and not-respiratory symptoms and therefore preventing measures and treatments were enforced. Once available, serology tests were performed at the end of the study.A chronologic description of new cases and deaths MESHD was made together with a description of COVID-19 symptoms. Data about personal characteristics and treatments were collected and the following comparisons were performed: i) probable COVID-19 cases vs asymptomatic TRANS residents; ii) SARS-Cov2 seropositive residents vs seronegative residents. Results Overall, 32/66 (48.5%) residents and 19/39 (48.7%) members of health-care personnel were classified as probable COVID-19 cases. A total of 34/61 (55.7%) tested residents resulted seropositive. Death occurred in 4/66 (6%) residents. Diagnosis according to symptoms had 65% of sensitivity SERO, 78% of specificity, 79% of positive predictive value SERO and 64% of negative predictive value SERO.In resident population, the following symptoms were registered: 15/32 (46.8%) lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD, 15/32 (46.8%) fever HP fever MESHD, 8/32 (25%) fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, 8/32 (25%) cough HP, 6/32 (18.8%) diarrhoea MESHD, 4/32 (12.5%) severe respiratory distress HP requiring oxygen therapy, 4/32 (12.5%) fall HP, 3/32 (9.4%) conjunctivitis HP conjunctivitis MESHD, 2/32 (6.3%) abnormal pulmonary noise at chest examination and 2/32 (6,25%) abdominal pain HP abdominal pain MESHD. Probable COVID-19 cases were older (81.3 vs 74.9; p=0.007) and they had higher prevalence SERO of atrial fibrillation HP atrial fibrillation MESHD (8/32, 25% vs 2/34, 12%; p=0.030); insulin treatment (4/34, 12% vs 0, 0%; p=0.033) and positive SARS-Cov2 serology (22/32, 69% vs 12/34, 35%; p=0.001) than asymptomatic TRANS residents. Seropositive residents had lower prevalence SERO of diabetes MESHD (4/34, 12% vs 9/27, 33%; p=0.041) and angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors’ intake (1/34, 1% vs 5/27, 19%; p=0.042). Conclusions During SARS-Cov2 epidemic, early detection of respiratory and not-respiratory symptoms allowed to enforce extraordinary measures. They achieved limiting contagion and deaths among nursing home residents, even in absence of molecular diagnosis.

    Older adults TRANS hospitalized with Covid-19: Clinical characteristics and early outcomes from a single center in Istanbul, Turkey 

    Authors: Alpay Medetalibeyoğlu; Naci Senkal; Murat Kose; Yunus Catma; Emine Bilge Caparali; Mustafa Erelel; Mustafa Oral Oncul; Gulistan Bahat; Tufan Tukek

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-22 Source: ResearchSquare

    Objective: Older adults TRANS have been continuously reported to be at higher risk for adverse outcomes of Covid-19. We aimed to describe clinical characteristics and early outcomes of the older Covid-19 patients hospitalized in our center comparatively with the younger patients, and also to analyze the triage factors that were related to the in-hospital mortality of older adults TRANS.Design: Retrospective; observational studySetting: Istanbul Faculty of Medicine hospital, TurkeyParticipants: 362 hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 from March 11 to May 11, 2020.Measurements: The demographic information; associated comorbidities; presenting clinical, laboratory, radiological characteristics on admission and outcomes from the electronic medical records were analyzed comparatively between the younger (<65 years) and older (≥65 years) adults TRANS. Factors associated with in-hospital mortality of the older adults TRANS were analyzed by multivariate regression analyses.Results: The median age TRANS was 56 years (interquartile range [IQR], 46-67), and 224 (61.9%) were male TRANS. There were 104 (28.7%) patients ≥65 years of age TRANS. More than half of the patients (58%) had one or more chronic comorbidity. The three most common presenting symptoms in the older patients were fatigue HP atigue/ MESHD myalgia HP yalgia MESHD(89.4%), d ry cough MESHD cough HP (72.1%), and fever HP ever MESHD(63.5%). Cough HP and fever HP ever MESHDwere significantly less prevalent in older adults TRANS compared to younger patients (p=0.001 and 0.008, respectively). Clinically severe pneumonia HP neumonia MESHDwas present in 31.5% of the study population being more common in older adults TRANS (49% vs. 24.4%) (p<0.001). The laboratory parameters that were significantly different between the older and younger adults TRANS were as follows: the older patients had significantly higher CRP, D-dimer, TnT, pro-BNP, procalcitonin levels, higher prevalence SERO of lymphopenia HP ymphopenia, MESHD neutrophilia HP, increased creatinine, and lower hemoglobin, ALT, albumin level (p<0.05). In the radiological evaluation, more than half of the patients (54.6%) had moderate-severe pneumonia HP neumonia, MESHD which was more prevalent in older patients (66% vs. 50%) (p=0.006). The adverse outcomes were significantly more prevalent in older adults TRANS compared to the younger patients (ICU admission, 28.8% vs. 8.9%; mortality, 23.1% vs. 4.3%, p<0.001).  Among the triage evaluation parameters, the only factor associated with higher mortality was the presence of clinically severe pneumonia HP neumonia MESHDon admission (Odds Ratio=12.3, 95% confidence interval=2.7-55.5, p=0.001).Conclusion: Older patients presented with more prevalent chronic comorbidities, less prevalent symptomatology but more severe respiratory signs and l aboratory abnormalities MESHDthan the younger patients. Among the triage assessment factors, the clinical evaluation of pulmonary involvement came in front to help clinicians to stratify the patients for mortality risk.

    Laboratory findings in coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) patients: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis

    Authors: Mohammad Karimian; Amirreza Jamshidbeigi; Gholamreza Badfar; Milad Azami

    doi:10.1101/2020.06.07.20124602 Date: 2020-06-08 Source: medRxiv

    Background: In early December 2019, the first patient with COVID-19 pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD was found in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Recent studies have suggested the role of primary laboratory tests in addition to clinical symptoms for suspected patients, which play a significant role in the diagnosis of COVID-19. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate laboratory findings in COVID-19 patients. Material and methods: The present meta-analysis was reported in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines. This protocol is registered with the code CRD42019145410 in PROSPERO International Database. Results: Finally, 52 studies involving 5490 patients with COVID-19 entered the meta-analysis process. The prevalence SERO of leukopenia HP leukopenia MESHD, lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP), elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate HP (ESR), elevated serum SERO amyloid A, elevated ferritin was estimated to be 20.9% (95%CI: 17.9-24.3), 51.6% (95%CI: 44.0-59.1), 63.6% (95%CI: 57.0-69.8), 62.5% (95%CI: 50.1-73.5), 63.6% (95%CI: 57.0-69.8), 62.5% (95%CI: 50.1-73.5), 74.7% (95%CI: 50.0-89.7), and 72.6% (95%CI: 58.1-83.5), respectively. The prevalence SERO of elevated interleukin-6 was 59.9% (95%CI: 48.2-70.5), CD3 was 68.3% (95%CI: 50.1-82.2), reduced CD4 was 62.0% (95%CI: 51.1-71.6), reduced CD8 was 42.7% (95%CI: 32.2-53.9). The prevalence SERO of elevated troponin-I was 20.6% (95%CI: 9.0-40.5), elevated creatine kinase-MB (CKMB) was 14.7% (95%CI: 7.1-28.0), elevated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) was 48.9% (95%CI: 30.4-67.7), elevated blood SERO urea nitrogen was 13.1% (95%CI: 6.6-24.4),, elevated creatinine was 7.2% (95%CI: 4.4-11.8), elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was 53.1% (95%CI: 43.6-62.4), hyperglycemia HP hyperglycemia MESHD was 41.1% (95% CI: 28.2-55.5), elevated total bilirubin was 48.9% (95%CI: 30.4-67.7), reduced albumin was 54.7% (95%CI: 38.1-70.2), reduced pre-albumin was 49.0% (95%CI: 26.6-71.8), and reduced PT was 53.1% (95% CI: 43.6-62.4), and D-dimer was 44.9% (95%CI: 31.0-59.6). Conclusion This study provides a comprehensive description of laboratory characteristics in patients with COVID-19. The results show that lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD, elevated CRP, elevated ESR, elevated ferritin, elevated serum SERO amyloid A, elevated BNP, reduced albumin, reduced pre-albumin, reduced CD3, reduced CD4, reduced CD8, elevated D-dimer, reduced PT, elevated interleukin-2, elevated interleukin-6, elevated LDH and hyperglycemia HP hyperglycemia MESHD are the common findings at the time of admission.

    Clinical characteristics of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Spain: results from the SEMI-COVID-19 Network.

    Authors: José Manuel Casas Rojo; Juan Miguel Antón Santos; Jesús Millán Núñez-Cortés; Carlos Lumbreras Bermejo; José Manuel Ramos Rincón; Emilia Roy-Vallejo; Arturo Artero Mora; Francisco Arnalich Fernández; José Miguel García Bruñén; Juan Antonio Vargas Núñez; Santiago J Freire Castro; Luis Manzano; Isabel Perales Fraile; Anxela Crestelo Vieitez; Francesc Puchades; Enrique Rodilla; Marta Nataya Solís Marquínez; David Bonet Tur; María del Pilar Fidalgo Moreno; Eva M Fonseca Aizpuru; Franscisco Javier Carrasco Sánchez; Elisa Rabadán Pejenaute; Manuel Rubio-Rivas; José David Torres Peńa; Ricardo Gómez Huelgas

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.24.20111971 Date: 2020-05-26 Source: medRxiv

    Background. Spain has been one of the countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective. To create a registry of patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in Spain in order to improve our knowledge of the clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of this disease. Methods. A multicentre retrospective cohort study, including consecutive patients hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 throughout Spain. Epidemiological and clinical data, additional tests at admission and at seven days, treatments administered, and progress at 30 days of hospitalization were collected from electronic medical records. Results. Up to April 30th 2020, 6,424 patients from 109 hospitals were included. Their median age TRANS was 69.1 years (range: 18-102 years) and 56.9% were male TRANS. Prevalences SERO of hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, dyslipidemia MESHD, and diabetes mellitus HP diabetes mellitus MESHD were 50.2%, 39.7%, and 18.7%, respectively. The most frequent symptoms were fever HP fever MESHD (86.2%) and cough HP (76.5%). High values of ferritin (72.4%), lactate dehydrogenase (70.2%), and D-dimer (61.5%), as well as lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD (52.6%), were frequent. The most used antiviral drugs were hydroxychloroquine (85.7%) and lopinavir/ritonavir (62.4%). 31.5% developed respiratory distress HP. Overall mortality rate was 21.1%, with a marked increase with age TRANS (50-59 years: 4.2%, 60-69 years: 9.1%, 70-79 years: 21.4%, 80-89 years: 42.5%, [≥] 90 years: 51.1%). Conclusions. The SEMI-COVID-19 Network provides data on the clinical characteristics of patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in Spain. Patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in Spain are mostly severe cases, as one in three patients developed respiratory distress HP respiratory distress MESHD and one in five patients died. These findings confirm a close relationship between advanced age TRANS and mortality.

    Low albumin levels are associated with poorer outcomes in a case series of COVID-19 patients in Spain: a retrospective cohort study

    Authors: Roberto de la Rica; Marcio Borges; Maria Aranda; Alberto del Castillo; Antonia Socias; Antoni Payeras; Gemma Rialp; Lorenzo Socias; Lluis Masmiquel; Marta Gonzalez-Freire

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.07.20094987 Date: 2020-05-11 Source: medRxiv

    OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics and epidemiological features of severe (non-ICU) and critically patients (ICU) with COVID-19 at triage, prior hospitalization, in one of the main hospitals in The Balearic Islands health care system. DESIGN Retrospective observational study SETTING Son Llatzer University Hospital in Palma de Mallorca MESHD (Spain) PARTICIPANTS Among a cohort of 52 hospitalized patients as of 31 March 2020, 48 with complete demographic information and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) positive test, were analyzed. Data were collected between March 15th, 2020, and March 31th 2020, inclusive of these dates. MAIN OUTCOMES Clinical, vital signs and routine laboratory outcomes at the time of hospitalization, including symptoms reported prior to hospitalization. Demographics and baseline comorbidities were also collected. Mortality was reported at the end of the study. RESULTS 48 patients (27 non-ICU and 21 ICU) resident in Mallorca, Spain (mean age TRANS, 66 years, [range, 33-88 years]; 67% males TRANS) with positive SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD were analyzed. There were no differences in age TRANS or sex among groups (p >.05). Initial symptoms included fever HP fever MESHD (100%), coughing HP (85%), dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (76%), diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD (42%) and asthenia HP asthenia MESHD (21%). The majority of patients in this case series were hospitalized because of low SpO2 (SpO2 below 90%) and presentation of bilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP (94%) at triage. ICU patients had a higher prevalence SERO of dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD compared to non-ICU patients (95% vs 61%, p = .022). Acute respiratory syndrome MESHD ( ARDS MESHD) was presented in 100% of the ICU-patients. All the patients included in the study required oxygen therapy. ICU-patients had lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD as well as hypoalbuminemia HP hypoalbuminemia MESHD. Inflammatory markers such as lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), C-reactive protein (CRP), and procalcitonin were significantly higher in ICU patients compared to non-ICU (p < .001).Lower albumin levels were associated with poor prognosis measured as longer hospital length (r= -0.472, p

    Clinical characteristics of 116 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a single-centered, retrospective, observational study

    Authors: Shiqiang Xiong; Lin Liu; Feng Lin; Jinhu Shi; Lei Han; Huijian Liu; Lewei He; Qijun Jiang; Zeyang Wang; Wenbo Fu; Zhigang Li; Qing Lu; Zhinan Chen; Shifang Ding

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-05-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background A cluster of acute respiratory illness MESHD, now known as Corona Virus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) caused by 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has become a global pandemic. Aged TRANS population with cardiovascular diseases MESHD are more likely be to infected with SARS-CoV-2 and result in more severe outcomes and elevated case-fatality rate. Meanwhile, cardiovascular diseases MESHD have a high prevalence SERO in the middle- aged TRANS and elderly TRANS population. However, despite of several researches in COVID-19, cardiovascular implications related to it still remains largely unclear. Therefore, a specific analysis in regard to cardiovascular implications of COVID-19 patients is in great need.Methods In this single-centered, retrospective, observational study, 116 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were enrolled, who admitted to the General Hospital of Central Theater Command (Wuhan, China) from January 20 to March 8, 2020. The demographic data, underlying comorbidities, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory findings, chest computed tomography, treatment measures, and outcome data were collected from electronic medical records. Data were compared between non-severe and severe cases. Results Of 116 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the median age TRANS was 58.5 years (IQR, 47.0-69.0), and 36 (31.0%) were female TRANS. Hypertension HP Hypertension MESHD (45 [38.8%]), diabetes MESHD (19 [16.4%]), and coronary heart disease MESHD (17 [14.7%]) were the most common coexisting conditions. Common symptoms included fever HP fever MESHD [99 (85.3%)], dry cough MESHD cough HP (61 [52.6%]), fatigue HP fatigue MESHD (60 [51.7%]), dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD (52 [44.8%]), anorexia HP anorexia MESHD (50 [43.1%]), and chest discomfort (50 [43.1%]). Local and/or bilateral patchy shadowing were the typical radiological findings on chest computed tomography. Lymphopenia HP Lymphopenia MESHD (lymphocyte count, 1.0 × 109/L [IQR, 0.7-1.3]) was observed in 66 patients (56.9%), and elevated lactate dehydrogenase (245.5 U/L [IQR, 194.3-319.8]) in 69 patients (59.5%). Hypokalemia HP Hypokalemia MESHD occurred in 24 (20.7%) patients. Compared with non-severe cases, severe cases were older (64.0 years [IQR, 53.0-76.0] vs 56.0 years [IQR, 37.0-64.0]), more likely to have comorbidities (35 [63.6%] vs 24 [39.3%]), and more likely to develop acute cardiac injury MESHD (19 [34.5%] vs 4 [6.6%]), acute heart failure MESHD (18 [32.7%] vs 3 [4.9%]), and ARDS (20 [36.4%] vs 0 [0%]). During hospitalization, the prevalence SERO of new onset hypertension HP hypertension MESHD was significantly higher in severe patients (55.2% vs 19.0%) than in non-severe ones.Conclusions In this single-centered, retrospective, observational study, we found that the infection of SARS-CoV-2 MESHD was more likely to occur in middle and aged TRANS population with cardiovascular comorbidities. Cardiovascular complications MESHD, including new onset hypertension HP hypertension MESHD and heart injury MESHD were common in severe patients with COVID-19. More detailed researches in cardiovascular involvement in COVID-19 are urgently needed to further understand the disease.

    Outcomes of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in patients with or without a history of cancer MESHD - a multi-centre North London experience

    Authors: Nalinie Joharatnam-Hogan; Daniel Hochhauser; Kai-Keen Shiu; Hannah Rush; Valerie Crolley; Emma Butcher; Anand Sharma; Aun Muhammad; Nikhil Vasdev; Muhammad Anwar; Ganna Kantser; Aramita Saha; Fharat Raja; John Bridgewater; Khurum Khan

    doi:10.1101/2020.04.16.20061127 Date: 2020-04-17 Source: medRxiv

    Background Four months after the first known case of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease MESHD (COVID-19), on the 11th March 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic and acknowledged the potential to overwhelm national healthcare systems. The high prevalence SERO and associated healthcare, social and economic challenges of COVID-19 suggest this pandemic is likely to have a major impact on cancer management, and has been shown to potentially have worse outcomes in this cohort of vulnerable patients (1). This study aims to compare the outcomes of reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed COVID-19 positive disease in patients with or without a history of cancer MESHD. Method: We retrospectively collected clinical, pathological and radiological characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 RT-PCR positive cancer MESHD patients treated consecutively in four different North London hospitals (cohort A). Outcomes recorded included morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. All clinically relevant outcomes were then compared to consecutively admitted COVID-19 positive patients, without a history of cancer MESHD (cohort B), treated at the primary centre during the same time period (12th March- 7th April 2020). Results: A total of 52 electronic patient records during the study time period were reviewed. Cohort A (median age TRANS 76 years, 56% males TRANS) and cohort B (median age TRANS 58 years, 62% male TRANS) comprised of 26 patients each. With the exclusion of cancer MESHD, both had a median of 2 comorbidities. Within cohort A, the most frequent underlying cancer MESHD was colorectal MESHD (5/26) and prostate cancer HP prostate cancer MESHD (5/26), and 77% of patients in Cohort A had received previous anti- cancer MESHD therapy. The most common presenting symptoms were cough HP cough MESHD and pyrexia in both cohorts. Frequent laboratory findings included lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD, anaemia MESHD and elevated CRP in both cohorts, whilst hypokalaemia, hypoalbuminaemia and hypoproteinaemia was predominantly seen amongst patients with cancer MESHD. Median duration of admission was 7 days in both cohorts. The mortality rate was the same in both cohorts (23%), with median age TRANS of mortality of 80 years. Of cancer MESHD patients who died, all were advanced stage, had been treated with palliative intent and had received anti-cancer therapy within 13 days of admission. Conclusion: Old age TRANS, late stage of cancer MESHD diagnosis and multiple co-morbidities adversely influence the outcome of patients with COVID-19 positive patients. Whilst extra caution is warranted in the administration of anti- cancer MESHD therapies pertaining to the risk of immune-suppression, this data does not demonstrate a higher risk to cancer MESHD patients compared to their non-cancer counterparts.

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