What factors did people who died with COVID-19 have in common?

A team of investigators hailing from eight institutions in China and the United States — including the Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, and the University of California – Davis — recently looked at the data of 85 patients who died of multiple organ failure after having received care for severe COVID-19. All individuals whose data the study used received care at either the Hanan Hospital or the Wuhan Union Hospital between January 9 and February 15, 2020. The researchers who conducted the study uncovered a series of factors that the majority of these patients shared. The majority were older males The research team was able to access and analyze the deceased patients’ medical histories, including whether they had any underlying, chronic conditions. The researchers were also able to find out what symptoms the patients experienced once they had contracted the virus and access information from laboratory tests and CT scans, as well as information about the medical treatment they received while in the hospitals. They found that 72.9% of those who died with COVID-19 were male, with a median age of 65.8 years and underlying chronic conditions, such as heart problems or diabetes. “The greatest number of deaths in our cohort were in males over 50 with noncommunicable chronic diseases,” the investigators note. Some important observations In terms of other potentially relevant information, the research team found that 81.2% of the study individuals “had very low eosinophil [a type of white blood cells, which are specialized immune cells that help fight infection] counts on admission [to the hospital].” Among the complications that the patients experienced while hospitalized with COVID-19, some of the most common were respiratory failure, shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. To read more-https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-factors-did-people-who-died-with-covid-19-have-in-common#Some-important-observations



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