According to new research, a larger study of patients in the US has revealed that people who contracted Covid-19 suffered from various complications such as kidney, lung and cardiovascular problems due to the disease.
According to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), using anonymous outpatient and inpatient medical claims from a United States health database, researchers identified 70,288 patients who had a Covid-related health visit. 19 between March 1 and April. 30, 2020.
More than half of all patients were admitted to the hospital and approximately 5% were admitted to the intensive care unit. The mean age was 65 years and 55.8 percent were women. The authors analyzed all possible diagnostic codes and identified those that increased in frequency after the onset of Covid-19.
Dr. William Murk, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, with co-authors from Aetion, Inc., HealthVerity, Inc., and the University of Toronto, wrote “Understanding the full range of conditions can aid in prognosis, guide treatment decisions and better inform patients about their real risks for the variety of Covid-19 complications reported in the literature and the media.
The most common complications associated with Covid-19 were pneumonia, respiratory failure, kidney failure, and sepsis or systemic inflammation, according to other studies. The absolute risk of someone with Covid-19 having these serious conditions was 27.6 percent for pneumonia, 22.6 percent for respiratory failure, 11.8 percent for kidney failure, and 10.4 percent for sepsis or inflammation. systemic.
The researchers also found associations with a variety of other lung and cardiovascular conditions, such as collapsed lung, blood clotting disorders, and inflammation of the heart, although the risk for these was relatively low. Unlike the results of other studies, Covid-19 did not appear to be associated with an increased risk of stroke.
“This study provides estimates of absolute risk and relative probabilities for all identified Covid-19-related diagnoses, which are necessary to help providers, patients, and policy makers understand the likelihood of complications,” the authors write.
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