Prevalence of lung fibrosis amongst COVID-19 patients admitted in ICU and their clinical profile: An observational studyAuthor(s):
Dr. Ronak Kankrecha, Dr. Gaurav Chhabra, Dr. SK Luhadia, Dr. Rishi Kumar Sharma, Dr. Shubhkaran Sharma, Dr. Atul Luhadia, Dr. Amit Gupta, Dr. Deepak Shukla, Dr. Divax Oza, Dr. Vidit Saxena and Dr. Sujit GuptaAbstract:
Background: We are observing a very tough time once again fighting an invisible enemy, the novel coronavirus. A novel coronavirus spill over event, with its epicenter in Wuhan, China, has emerged as a public health emergency as an international concern today. Chest computed topography and investigating the role of inflammatory mediators plays an important role in evaluation of covid-19 and effective therapy for this infection.
Materials and Methods: An observational study in patients of covid-19 admitted in Geetanjali medical college, Udaipur. After taking all necessary consent, patients were enrolled. In each patient: symptom onset, blood and radiological investigations were compared during and after covid-19 treatment.
Result: In our study, 68 patients were enrolled, out of which 36 were males and 32 were females. 52 patients were aged above 60 years out of which 50 patients were having co-morbid conditions (DM, HTN, Hypothyroidism, obesity and CAD). Out of the total 68 patients included in our study, 60 patients showed deranged inflammatory markers (CRP, D-Dimer, and Lymphocytes) for more than 45 days amongst these patients. In 39 patients fibrotic changes were observed after three months in chest radiography.
Conclusion: From our study we conclude that the positive predictor of pulmonary fibrosis in covid19 infection are old age, co-morbid conditions, high severity index and inflammatory markers.DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i1i.202Pages: 533-535 | Views: 58 | Downloads: 27Download Full Article: Click Here
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Dr. Ronak Kankrecha, Dr. Gaurav Chhabra, Dr. SK Luhadia, Dr. Rishi Kumar Sharma, Dr. Shubhkaran Sharma, Dr. Atul Luhadia, Dr. Amit Gupta, Dr. Deepak Shukla, Dr. Divax Oza, Dr. Vidit Saxena, Dr. Sujit Gupta. Prevalence of lung fibrosis amongst COVID-19 patients admitted in ICU and their clinical profile: An observational study
. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(1):533-535. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i1i.202