Clinical profile of COVID-19 patients at a tertiary care hospital in North India: A retrospective analysis
Author(s): Dr. KS Khokhar, Dr. Shinky Mehta and Dr. Brijesh Thakran
Background: Corona virus is known to human kind since 1930. It was first discovered in domesticated chicken with symptoms of pulmonary infection. Human corona virus was first discovered in 1960 and isolated from a boy suffering from common cold.
Aims and Objectives: To assess the clinical profile of corona virus patients.
Material and Methods: The present retrospective study was carried out in the Department of Medicine, World College of Medical Sciences Research and Hospital, Gurawar, Distt. Jhajjar (Haryana). A total of 498 patients were observed during the study period of May 2020 to April 2021.
Results: A total of 498 confirmed corona positive patients, having moderate to severe illness/critically ill admitted to World College of Medical Sciences Research and Hospital, Gurawar, Distt. Jhajjar were examined. Out of 498 patients admitted during the study period, there were 140 patients in severe category as per MOHFW guidelines. We found older age, delay in seeking medical help, oxygen saturation less than 90% at the time of admission, ARDS/Sepsis/Acute renal failure at admission; CRP >100 mg/L and D dimer >1000 ng/ml associated with adverse outcome.
Conclusion: Only few patients with confirmed COVID-19 & having elderly age group with other comorbid illnesses, presented with critical condition at the time of presentation. We recommend early detection of disease in symptomatic patients and timely seeking of medical help might have facilitated in reducing the mortality among COVID-19 patients.
Dr. KS Khokhar, Dr. Shinky Mehta, Dr. Brijesh Thakran. Clinical profile of COVID-19 patients at a tertiary care hospital in North India: A retrospective analysis. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):350-353. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2f.267