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    High prevalence SERO of deep venous thrombosis HP deep venous thrombosis MESHD in non-severe COVID-19 patients hospitalized for a neurovascular disease MESHD

    Authors: Olivier Rouyer; Irene-Nora Pierre-Paul; Amadou Balde; Damaris Jupitet; Daniela Bindila; Bernard Geny; Valerie Wolff

    doi:10.1101/2020.09.03.20187344 Date: 2020-09-05 Source: medRxiv

    Abstract Introduction: Severe SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD, responsible for COVID-19, is accompanied by venous thromboembolic MESHD events particularly in intensive care unit. In non-severe COVID-19 patients affected by neurovascular diseases MESHD, the prevalence SERO of deep venous thrombosis HP deep venous thrombosis MESHD ( DVT MESHD) is unknown. The aim of or study was to report data obtained after systematic Doppler ultrasound scanning ( DUS MESHD) of lower limbs in such patients. Methods: Between March 20 and May 2, 2020, consecutive patients with neurovascular diseases MESHD with non-severe COVID-19 were investigated with a systematic bedside DUS. Results Thirteen patients were enrolled including 10 acute ischemic strokes MESHD ischemic strokes HP, one transient ischemic attack HP ischemic MESHD attack, one cerebral venous thrombosis HP cerebral venous thrombosis MESHD and one haemorrhagic stroke MESHD stroke HP. At admission, the median National Institute of Health Stroke HP Stroke MESHD Scale (NIHSS) was of 6 (IQR, 0-20). We found a prevalence SERO of 38.5% of asymptomatic TRANS calves DVT MESHD (n=5) during the first week after admission despite thromboprophylaxis. Among them, one patient had a symptomatic pulmonary embolism HP pulmonary embolism MESHD. Two patients died during hospitalization but the outcome was favourable in the others with a discharge median NIHSS of 1 (IQR, 0-11). Discussion/Conclusion: Despite thromboprophylaxis, systematic bedside DUS showed a high prevalence SERO of 38.5% of DVT MESHD in non-severe COVID-19 patients with neurovascular diseases MESHD. Therefore, we suggest that this non-invasive investigation should be performed in all patients of this category.

    Decline of emergency admissions for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events after the outbreak of COVID-19

    Authors: Viktoria Schwarz; Felix Mahfoud; Lucas Lauder; Wolfgang Reith; Stefanie Behnke; Sigrun Smola; Jürgen Rissland; Thorsten Pfuhl; Bruno Scheller; Michael Böhm; Sebastian Ewen

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-30359/v1 Date: 2020-05-19 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background The spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the guidance from authorities for social distancing and media reporting lead to significant uncertainty in Germany. As concerns have been expressed regarding the underdiagnosing of harmful diseases. We explored the rates of emergency presentations for acute coronary syndrome MESHD ( ACS MESHD) and acute cerebrovascular events (ACVE) before and after spread of SARS-CoV-2. Methods We analyzed all-cause visits at a tertiary university emergency department and admissions for ACS MESHD and ACVE before (calendar weeks 1 to 9, 2020) and after (calendar weeks 10 to 16, 2020) the first coronavirus disease MESHD (COVID-19) case in the region of the Saarland, Germany. The data were compared with the same period of the previous year. Results In 2020 an average of 346 patients per week presented at the emergency department whereas in 2019 an average of 400 patients presented up to calendar week 16 (p=0.018; whole year 2019 = 395 patients per week). After the first COVID-19 diagnosis in the region, emergency department visit volume decreased by 30% compared with the same period in 2019 (p=0.0012). Admissions due to ACS MESHD decreased by 41% (p=0.0023 for all; Δ -71% (p=0.007) for unstable angina MESHD, Δ -25% (p=0.42) for myocardial infarction HP myocardial infarction MESHD with ST-elevation and Δ -17% (p=0.28) without ST-elevation) compared with the same period in 2019 and decreased from 142 patients in calendar weeks 1 to 9 to 62 patients in calendar weeks 10 to 16. ACVE decreased numerically by 20% (p=0.25 for all; transient ischemic attack HP ischemic MESHD attack: Δ -32% (p=0.18), ischemic stroke HP ischemic stroke MESHD: Δ -23% (p=0.48), intracerebral haemorrhage MESHD: Δ +57% (p=0.4)). There was no significant change in ACVE per week (p=0.7) comparing calendar weeks 1 to 9 (213 patients) and weeks 10 to 16 (147 patients). Testing of 3756 samples was performed to detect 58 SARS-CoV-2 positive patients ( prevalence SERO 1,54%, thereof one patient with myocardial and two with cerebral ischemia HP cerebral ischemia MESHD) up to calendar week 16 in 2020. Conclusions The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause admission and admissions due to cardiovascular events MESHD in the emergency department. Regarding acute cerebrovascular events there was a numerical decrease but no significant difference.

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