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Site de noticias da OPAS - Genebra/Oslo, 18 de dezembro de 2020 – O COVAX, iniciativa global para garantir acesso rápido e equitativo às vacinas contra a COVID-19 para todos os países, independentemente de seu nível de renda, anunciou nesta sexta-feira (18) que tem acordos em vigor para acessar quase duas bilhões de doses de vacinas candidatas da COVID-19, para os 190 países participantes.

Vacunas/uso terapéutico , Betacoronavirus , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia
Theranostics ; 11(3): 1207-1231, 2021.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33391531


Rationale: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide and poses a threat to humanity. However, no specific therapy has been established for this disease yet. We conducted a systematic review to highlight therapeutic agents that might be effective in treating COVID-19. Methods: We searched Medline,, and reference lists of relevant publications to identify articles of in vitro, in vivo, and clinical studies on treatments for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and COVID-19 published in English until the last update on October 11, 2020. Results: We included 36 studies on SARS, 30 studies on MERS, and 10 meta-analyses on SARS and MERS in this study. Through 12,200 title and 830 full-text screenings for COVID-19, eight in vitro studies, 46 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on 6,886 patients, and 29 meta-analyses were obtained and investigated. There was no therapeutic agent that consistently resulted in positive outcomes across SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Remdesivir showed a therapeutic effect for COVID-19 in two RCTs involving the largest number of total participants (n = 1,461). Other therapies that showed an effect in at least two RCTs for COVID-19 were sofosbuvir/daclatasvir (n = 114), colchicine (n = 140), IFN-ß1b (n = 193), and convalescent plasma therapy (n = 126). Conclusions: This review provides information to help establish treatment and research directions for COVID-19 based on currently available evidence. Further RCTs are required.

Antivirales/uso terapéutico , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo Grave/terapia , Adenosina Monofosfato/análogos & derivados , Adenosina Monofosfato/uso terapéutico , Alanina/análogos & derivados , Alanina/uso terapéutico , Animales , Carbamatos/uso terapéutico , Infecciones por Coronavirus/mortalidad , Modelos Animales de Enfermedad , Combinación de Medicamentos , Evaluación Preclínica de Medicamentos , Quimioterapia Combinada/métodos , Humanos , Imidazoles/uso terapéutico , Inmunización Pasiva/métodos , Pirrolidinas/uso terapéutico , Ensayos Clínicos Controlados Aleatorios como Asunto , Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo Grave/mortalidad , Sofosbuvir/uso terapéutico , Resultado del Tratamiento , Valina/análogos & derivados , Valina/uso terapéutico
BMC Med ; 19(1): 19, 2021 01 12.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33430856


BACKGROUND: Cross-reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 from exposure to endemic human coronaviruses (eHCoV) is gaining increasing attention as a possible driver of both protection against infection and COVID-19 severity. Here we explore the potential role of cross-reactivity induced by eHCoVs on age-specific COVID-19 severity in a mathematical model of eHCoV and SARS-CoV-2 transmission. METHODS: We use an individual-based model, calibrated to prior knowledge of eHCoV dynamics, to fully track individual histories of exposure to eHCoVs. We also model the emergent dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 and the risk of hospitalisation upon infection. RESULTS: We hypothesise that primary exposure with any eHCoV confers temporary cross-protection against severe SARS-CoV-2 infection, while life-long re-exposure to the same eHCoV diminishes cross-protection, and increases the potential for disease severity. We show numerically that our proposed mechanism can explain age patterns of COVID-19 hospitalisation in EU/EEA countries and the UK. We further show that some of the observed variation in health care capacity and testing efforts is compatible with country-specific differences in hospitalisation rates under this model. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides a "proof of possibility" for certain biological and epidemiological mechanisms that could potentially drive COVID-19-related variation across age groups. Our findings call for further research on the role of cross-reactivity to eHCoVs and highlight data interpretation challenges arising from health care capacity and SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Infecciones por Coronavirus , Protección Cruzada/inmunología , Reacciones Cruzadas/inmunología , /inmunología , Factores de Edad , /inmunología , Coronavirus/clasificación , Coronavirus/inmunología , Infecciones por Coronavirus/epidemiología , Infecciones por Coronavirus/inmunología , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Enfermedades Endémicas , Hospitalización/estadística & datos numéricos , Humanos , Inmunidad Heteróloga/inmunología , Modelación Específica para el Paciente , Índice de Severidad de la Enfermedad
J Infect Chemother ; 27(1): 76-82, 2021 Jan.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33051144


INTRODUCTION: The severity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japanese patients is unreported. We retrospectively examined significant factors associated with disease severity in symptomatic COVID-19 patients (COVID-Pts) admitted to our institution between February 20 and April 30, 2020. METHODS: All patients were diagnosed based on the genetic detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Information on the initial symptoms, laboratory data, and computed tomography (CT) images at hospitalization were collected from the patients' records. COVID-Pts were categorized as those with critical or severe illness (Pts-CSI) or those with moderate or mild illness (Pt-MMI). All statistical analyses were performed using R software. RESULTS: Data from 61 patients (16 Pt-CSI, 45 Pt-MMI), including 58 Japanese and three East Asians, were analyzed. Pt-CSI were significantly older and had hypertension or diabetes than Pt-MMI (P < 0.001, 0.014 and < 0.001, respectively). Serum albumin levels were significantly lower in Pt-CSI than in Pt-MMI (P < 0.001), whereas the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and C-reactive protein level were significantly higher in Pt-CSI than in Pt-MMI (P < 0.001 and P < 0.001, respectively). In the CT images of 60 patients, bilateral lung lesions were more frequently observed in Pt-CSI than in Pt-MMI (P = 0.013). Among the 16 Pt-CSI, 15 received antiviral therapy, 12 received tocilizumab, five underwent methylprednisolone treatment, six received mechanical ventilation, and one died. CONCLUSIONS: The illness severity of Japanese COVID-Pts was associated with older age, hypertension and/or diabetes, low serum albumin, high neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and C-reactive protein.

Infecciones por Coronavirus/epidemiología , Neumonía Viral/epidemiología , Índice de Severidad de la Enfermedad , Adulto , Factores de Edad , Anciano , Anciano de 80 o más Años , Anticuerpos Monoclonales Humanizados/uso terapéutico , Antivirales/uso terapéutico , Betacoronavirus , Proteína C-Reactiva/análisis , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Femenino , Humanos , Japón/epidemiología , Pulmón/diagnóstico por imagen , Pulmón/patología , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/uso terapéutico , Persona de Mediana Edad , Neutrófilos , Pandemias , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Respiración Artificial , Estudios Retrospectivos , Factores de Riesgo , Albúmina Sérica/análisis , Tomografía Computarizada por Rayos X , Adulto Joven
Ann Med ; 53(1): 78-86, 2021 12.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997542


BACKGROUND: Identification of patients with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) requiring hospital admission or at high-risk of in-hospital mortality is essential to guide patient triage and to provide timely treatment for higher risk hospitalized patients. METHODS: A retrospective multi-centre (8 hospital) cohort at Beaumont Health, Michigan, USA, reporting on COVID-19 patients diagnosed between 1 March and 1 April 2020 was used for score validation. The COVID-19 Risk of Complications Score was automatically computed by the EHR. Multivariate logistic regression models were built to predict hospital admission and in-hospital mortality using individual variables constituting the score. Validation was performed using both discrimination and calibration. RESULTS: Compared to Green scores, Yellow Scores (OR: 5.72) and Red Scores (OR: 19.1) had significantly higher odds of admission (both p < .0001). Similarly, Yellow Scores (OR: 4.73) and Red Scores (OR: 13.3) had significantly higher odds of in-hospital mortality than Green Scores (both p < .0001). The cross-validated C-Statistics for the external validation cohort showed good discrimination for both hospital admission (C = 0.79 (95% CI: 0.77-0.81)) and in-hospital mortality (C = 0.75 (95% CI: 0.71-0.78)). CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 Risk of Complications Score predicts the need for hospital admission and in-hospital mortality patients with COVID-19. Key points: Can an electronic health record generated risk score predict the risk of hospital admission and in-hospital mortality in patients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? In both validation cohorts of 2,025 and 1,290 COVID-19, the cross-validated C-Statistics showed good discrimination for both hospital admission (C = 0.79 (95% CI: 0.77-0.81)) and in-hospital mortality (C = 0.75 (95% CI: 0.71-0.78)), respectively. The COVID-19 Risk of Complications Score may help predict the need for hospital admission if a patient contracts SARS-CoV-2 infection and in-hospital mortality for a hospitalized patient with COVID-19.

Betacoronavirus , Infecciones por Coronavirus/mortalidad , Enfermedad Crítica/mortalidad , Mortalidad Hospitalaria , Neumonía Viral/mortalidad , Adulto , Anciano , Estudios de Cohortes , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Enfermedad Crítica/terapia , Bases de Datos Factuales , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Pandemias , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Estudios Retrospectivos , Medición de Riesgo , Factores de Riesgo
Front Biosci (Elite Ed) ; 13: 117-139, 2021 01 01.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33048778


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a member of the human coronavirus (HCoV) family that targets the lower part of the respiratory tract and causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In a short span of time, this infection has led to a global pandemic and has become a significant threat to the existence of present human society. Currently, there are no treatments for this infection and the measures established across various countries such as social distancing, usage of mask to prevent entry of the virus into the respiratory tract, quarantine, and containment together have reduced the prevalence of this disease and mortality in highly susceptible individuals. Here, we examine the structure, replication cycle, phylogeny and genomic organization of this virus and discuss the role of spike (S) protein of the virus, an important structure that interacts with the host ACE2 receptor facilitating viral entry. Further, we explore the epidemiology, symptoms of the disease, describe the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) that establishes the diagnosis of the disease and also review its unique diagnostic features in the chest CT-Scan. Finally, we review the current approaches to develop therapies and vaccines as a measure for disease prevention and control.

Betacoronavirus/aislamiento & purificación , Infecciones por Coronavirus/epidemiología , Pandemias , Neumonía Viral/epidemiología , Técnicas de Laboratorio Clínico/métodos , Infecciones por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Infecciones por Coronavirus/virología , Humanos , Neumonía Viral/diagnóstico , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Neumonía Viral/virología
J Exp Med ; 218(3)2021 03 01.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33211088


SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, has been responsible for over 42 million infections and 1 million deaths since its emergence in December 2019. There are few therapeutic options and no approved vaccines. Here, we examine the properties of highly potent human monoclonal antibodies (hu-mAbs) in a Syrian hamster model of SARS-CoV-2 and in a mouse-adapted model of SARS-CoV-2 infection (SARS-CoV-2 MA). Antibody combinations were effective for prevention and in therapy when administered early. However, in vitro antibody neutralization potency did not uniformly correlate with in vivo protection, and some hu-mAbs were more protective in combination in vivo. Analysis of antibody Fc regions revealed that binding to activating Fc receptors contributes to optimal protection against SARS-CoV-2 MA. The data indicate that intact effector function can affect hu-mAb protective activity and that in vivo testing is required to establish optimal hu-mAb combinations for COVID-19 prevention.

Anticuerpos Monoclonales de Origen Murino , Anticuerpos Neutralizantes , Anticuerpos Antivirales , Betacoronavirus/inmunología , Infecciones por Coronavirus , Pandemias , Neumonía Viral , Animales , Anticuerpos Monoclonales de Origen Murino/inmunología , Anticuerpos Monoclonales de Origen Murino/farmacología , Anticuerpos Neutralizantes/inmunología , Anticuerpos Neutralizantes/farmacología , Anticuerpos Antivirales/inmunología , Anticuerpos Antivirales/farmacología , Línea Celular , Infecciones por Coronavirus/inmunología , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Femenino , Humanos , Mesocricetus , Ratones , Ratones Endogámicos BALB C , Neumonía Viral/inmunología , Neumonía Viral/terapia
An. pediatr. (2003. Ed. impr.) ; 92(4): 241.e1-241.e11, abr. 2020. mapas, graf, tab
Artículo en Español | IBECS | ID: ibc-186847


El 31 de diciembre de 2019, la Comisión Municipal de Salud y Sanidad de Wuhan (provincia de Hubei, China) informó sobre la existencia de 27 casos de neumonía de etiología desconocida con inicio de síntomas el 8 de diciembre, incluyendo 7 casos graves, con exposición común a un mercado de marisco, pescado y animales vivos en la ciudad de Wuhan. El 7 de enero de 2020, las autoridades chinas identificaron como agente causante del brote un nuevo tipo de virus de la familia Coronaviridae, denominado temporalmente «nuevo coronavirus», 2019-nCoV. El 30 de enero de 2020 la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) declara el brote una Emergencia Internacional. El día 11 de febrero la OMS le asigna el nombre de SARS-CoV2 e infección COVID-19 (Coronavirus Infectious Disease). El Ministerio de Sanidad convoca a las Sociedades de Especialidades para la elaboración de un protocolo clínico de manejo de la infección. La Asociación Española de Pediatría nombra un grupo de trabajo de las Sociedades de Infectología Pediátrica y Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos que se encargan de elaborar las presentes recomendaciones con la evidencia disponible en el momento de su realización

On 31 December 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Committee of Health and Healthcare (Hubei Province, China) reported that there were 27 cases of pneumonia of unknown origin with symptoms starting on the 8 December. There were 7 serious cases with common exposure in market with shellfish, fish, and live animals, in the city of Wuhan. On 7 January 2020, the Chinese authorities identified that the agent causing the outbreak was a new type of virus of the Coronaviridae family, temporarily called «new coronavirus», 2019-nCoV. On January 30th, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak an International Emergency. On 11 February 2020 the WHO assigned it the name of SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19). The Ministry of Health summoned the Specialties Societies to prepare a clinical protocol for the management of COVID-19. The Spanish Paediatric Association appointed a Working Group of the Societies of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Paediatric Intensive Care to prepare the present recommendations with the evidence available at the time of preparing them

Humanos , Lactante , Preescolar , Niño , Adolescente , Infecciones por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Neumonía Viral/diagnóstico , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Coronavirus/clasificación , Coronavirus/genética , Reacción en Cadena en Tiempo Real de la Polimerasa , Índice de Severidad de la Enfermedad , Sociedades Médicas , España
PLoS One ; 15(12): e0243966, 2020.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33318711


In this paper, we provide a retrospective cohort study with patients that have been hospitalized for general or intensive care unit admission due to COVID-19, between March 3 and July 29, 2020, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. We aim to correlate those patients' demographics, symptoms and comorbidities, with the risk of mortality from COVID-19, length of hospital stay, and time from diagnosis to definitive outcome. On the basis of a dataset provided by the Health Secretary of the State of Bahia, we selected 3,896 hospitalized patients from a total of 154,868 COVID-19 patients that included non-hospitalized patients and patients with invalid registration in the dataset. Then, we statistically analyzed whether there was a significant correlation between the patient record data and the COVID-19 pandemic, and our main findings reinforced by the use of a multivariable logistic regression were that older age (Odds Ratio [OR] = 1.03, 95% Confidence Interval [CI] = 1.03-1.04, p-value (p) <0.001), an initial symptom of shortness of breath (OR = 1.88, 95% CI = 1.60-2.20, p < 0.001), and the presence of comorbidities, mainly chronic kidney disease (OR = 2.41, 95% CI = 1.67-3.48, p < 0.001) are related to an increased risk of mortality from COVID-19. On the other hand, sore throat (OR = 0.74, 95% CI = 0.58-0.95, p = 0.02) and length of hospital stay (OR = 0.96, 95% CI = 0.58-0.95, p < 0.001) are more related to a reduced risk of mortality from COVID-19. Moreover, a multivariable linear regression conducted with statistically significant variables (p < 0.05) showed that age (OR = 0.97, 95% CI = 0.95-0.98, p < 0.001) and time from diagnosis to definitive outcome (OR = 1.67, 95% CI = 1.64-1.71, p < 0.001) are associated with the length of hospital stay.

/epidemiología , Infecciones por Coronavirus/epidemiología , Pandemias , Neumonía Viral/epidemiología , Adulto , Anciano , Brasil/epidemiología , /terapia , Comorbilidad , Infecciones por Coronavirus/complicaciones , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Infecciones por Coronavirus/virología , Femenino , Hospitalización , Humanos , Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Neumonía Viral/complicaciones , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Neumonía Viral/virología , Respiración Artificial/métodos , Factores de Riesgo , /patogenicidad
Rev. neurol. (Ed. impr.) ; 71(12): 431-437, 16 dic., 2020. tab
Artículo en Español | IBECS | ID: ibc-195510


INTRODUCCIÓN: La enfermedad por coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) causó el colapso de muchos hospitales. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la utilidad del electroencefalograma (EEG) en el tratamiento del paciente neurológico durante la pandemia de COVID-19. PACIENTES Y MÉTODOS: El Servicio de Neurofisiología Clínica del Hospital Central de la Defensa Gómez Ulla fue disuelto debido a la situación de saturación hospitalaria. En consecuencia, se realizó un EEG excepcionalmente a los pacientes a los que tenía mayor probabilidad de aportar un beneficio en su tratamiento. Se describen siete pacientes (cuatro en cuidados intensivos y tres hospitalizados) diagnosticados con COVID-19 a quienes se les realizó un EEG. RESULTADOS: El EEG mostró anormalidades en todos los casos, incluyendo un caso de muerte cerebral. El EEG supuso un cambio en el tratamiento clínico en cuatro de los pacientes (57%) y ayudó al clínico a informar a la familia. En los otros tres casos, se sospechó un origen tóxico-metabólico previo al EEG, por lo que no implicó un cambio en el tratamiento ya propuesto, aunque facilitó una orientación pronóstica. Se evidenciaron ondas lentas polimorfas en cinco casos. Actualmente, un paciente permanece hospitalizado y cuatro han fallecido. CONCLUSIONES: El EEG fue de utilidad y facilitó la toma de decisiones en los pacientes con COVID-19 en los que se solicitó. Orientó al diagnóstico en casos en los que la tomografía computarizada no contribuyó y supuso un cambio en el tratamiento terapéutico en la mayoría de los pacientes. Los hallazgos más frecuentes fueron signos de encefalopatía y descargas epileptiformes

INTRODUCTION: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused a collapse situation in many hospitals around the world. The aim of this study is to analyse the utility of the electroencephalogram (EEG) in the management of the neurological patient during the COVID-19 pandemic. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Clinical Neurophysiology Department of the Hospital Central de la Defensa Gómez Ulla was dissolved due to the hospital collapse situation. Therefore, the EEG was performed exceptionally in those cases with the greatest probability of providing a benefit in its management. We describe seven patients (four in ICU and three hospitalized) diagnosed with COVID-19, who underwent through an EEG. RESULTS: The EEG showed abnormalities in all cases, including one case of brain death. The EEG resulted in a change in clinical management in four of the patients (57%) and helped the clinician provide information to the family. In the other three cases, a toxic-metabolic origin was suspected before the EEG was performed, so it did not imply a change in the clinical management already proposed, although it facilitated a prognostic orientation. Slow polymorphic waves were evident in five cases. Five patients were unresponsive. Currently, one patient remain hospitalized and four have died. CONCLUSIONS: The EEG was useful and facilitated decision making in COVID-19 patients in whom it was requested. It guided the diagnosis in cases where CT was non-contributory and led to a change in therapeutic management in most patients. The most frequent findings were signs of encephalopathy and epileptiform discharges

Humanos , Masculino , Femenino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Anciano , Anciano de 80 o más Años , Electroencefalografía/métodos , Infecciones por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Encefalopatías/diagnóstico , Encefalopatías/virología , Estudios Retrospectivos , Encefalopatías/terapia , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Distribución por Edad y Sexo , Reproducibilidad de los Resultados
Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 32(6): 386-394, dic. 2020. tab, graf
Artículo en Español | IBECS | ID: ibc-195733


OBJETIVO: Analizar las revisitas y los factores asociados a la misma en pacientes con diagnóstico de posible COVID-19 dados de alta de un servicio de urgencias hospitalario (SUH). MÉTODO: Estudio observacional, retrospectivo que incluyó pacientes consecutivos que consultaron al SUH en un periodo de 2 meses y fueron diagnosticados de posible de COVID-19. Se analizaron variables clínico-epidemiológicas, tratamiento administrado en urgencias, destino final, revisita al SUH y motivo de esta. Se hizo un análisis comparativo entre ambos grupos (revisita sí/no) y se identificaron factores asociados a la revisita. RESULTADOS: Se incluyeron 2.378 pacientes (edad media 57 años; 49% mujeres). De los pacientes dados de alta (39% del total; n = 925), 170 (20,5%) reconsultaron al SUH, principalmente por persistencia o progresión de síntomas, y 66(38,8%) precisaron ingreso. Los factores relacionados con la revisita fueron: antecedentes de enfermedad reumatológica [OR: 2,97 (IC 95%: 1,10-7,99, p = 0,03)], síntomas digestivos [OR: 1,73 (IC 95%: 1,14-2,63, p = 0,01)], frecuencia respiratoria>=20 [OR: 1,03 (IC 95%: 1,0-1,06, p = 0,05)] y haber recibido tratamiento con esteroides en urgencias[OR: 7,78 (IC 95%: 1,77-14,21, p = 0,01)]. Los factores asociados al ingreso en la revisita fueron la edad>=48 años[OR: 2,57 (IC 95%: 1,42-4,67, p = 0,002)] y presentar fiebre [OR: 4,73 (IC 95%: 1,99-11,27, p = 0,001)]. CONCLUSIÓN: Los pacientes con posible COVID-19 menores de 48 años, sin comorbilidad y con signos vitales normales podrían ser dados de alta desde urgencias sin temor a sufrir complicaciones. Los antecedentes de enfermedad reumatológica, fiebre, sintomas digestivos, frecuencia respiratoria>=20/min o necesidad de tratamiento con esteroides fueron factores independientes de revisita, y la fiebre y edad>=48 años de necesidad de ingreso

OBJECTIVE: To analyze emergency department (ED) revisits from patients discharged with possible coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19). METHODS: Retrospective observational study of consecutive patients who came to the ED over a period of 2 monthsand were diagnosed with possible COVID-19. We analyzed clinical and epidemiologic variables, treatments given inthe ED, discharge destination, need to revisit, and reasons for revisits. Patients who did or did not revisit werecompared, and factors associated with revisits were explored. RESULTS: The 2378 patients included had a mean age of 57 years; 49% were women. Of the 925 patients (39%) discharged, 170 (20.5%) revisited the ED, mainly for persistence or progression of symptoms. Sixty-six (38.8%) were hospitalized. Odds ratios (ORs) for the following factors showed an association with revisits: history of rheumatologic disease (OR, 2.97; 95% CI, 1.10-7.99;P= .03), digestive symptoms (OR, 1.73; 95% CI, 1.14-2.63;P= .01), respiratory rate over 20 breaths per minute (OR, 1.03; 95% CI, 1.0-1.06;P = .05), and corticosteroid therapy given in the ED (OR, 7.78; 95% CI, 1.77-14.21,P= .01). Factors associated with hospitalization after revisits were age over 48 years (OR, 2.57; 95% CI, 1 42-4.67;P= .002) and fever (OR, 4.73; 95% CI, 1.99-11.27;P= .001). CONCLUSIONS: Patients under the age of 48 years without comorbidity and with normal vitals can be discharged from the ED without fear of complications. A history of rheumatologic disease, fever, digestive symptoms, and a respiratory rate over 20 breaths per minute, or a need for corticosteroid therapy were independently associated with revisits. Fever and age over 48 years were associated with a need for hospitalization

Humanos , Masculino , Femenino , Adulto , Persona de Mediana Edad , Anciano , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Servicio de Urgencia en Hospital , Alta del Paciente/normas , Readmisión del Paciente/estadística & datos numéricos , Infecciones por Coronavirus/complicaciones , Infecciones por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Neumonía Viral/complicaciones , Neumonía Viral/diagnóstico , Oportunidad Relativa , Estudios Retrospectivos , Factores de Riesgo , Medición de Riesgo
Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 32(6): 413-415, dic. 2020. tab
Artículo en Español | IBECS | ID: ibc-195734


OBJETIVO: Describir la evolución clínica de pacientes con COVID-19 leve tras el alta de urgencias y analizar los posibles factores de riesgo para una posterior hospitalización. MÉTODO: Pacientes con COVID-19 leve dados de alta desde urgencias fueron prospectivamente incluidos. Los factores de riesgo de hospitalización fueron evaluados. RESULTADOS: Se incluyeron 74 pacientes y 17 (23%) requirieron hospitalización, de los cuales 3 (4%) fallecieron. La edad, la linfopenia, un mayor índice Charlson y un menor tiempo desde el inicio de los síntomas hasta la primera consulta a urgencias se asociaron a hospitalización, aunque en el análisis multivariado únicamente un tiempo desde el inicio de síntomas a la consulta a urgencias < 6 días se asoció a hospitalización (OR: 4,62: IC 95%: 1,08-19,7). CONCLUSIONES: Más del 20% de pacientes con COVID-19 leve dados de alta desde urgencias requiere hospitalización

OBJETIVES: To describe the clinical course of patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) with non severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and explore possible risk factors for later hospitalization. METHODS: Patients with nonsevere COVID-19 who were discharged from the ED were included prospectively. We explored risk factors for hospitalization after discharge. RESULTS: Seventy-four patients were included; 17 (23%) were hospitalized after discharge. Three (4%) of the 17 patients died. Age, lymphopenia, a high Charlson Comorbidity Index, and a shorter delay between the onset of symptoms and the first visit to the ED were associated with hospitalization afterwards, although on multivariate analysis only time less than 6 days between symptom onset and the first ED visit was associated with later hospitalization (odds ratio, 4.62; 95% CI, 1.08-19.7). CONCLUSION: More than 20% of ED patients with nonsevere COVID-19 require hospitalization later

Humanos , Masculino , Femenino , Adulto , Persona de Mediana Edad , Anciano , Estudios de Cohortes , Infecciones por Coronavirus/terapia , Neumonía Viral/terapia , Servicio de Urgencia en Hospital , Hospitalización/estadística & datos numéricos , Índice de Severidad de la Enfermedad , Infecciones por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Neumonía Viral/diagnóstico , Progresión de la Enfermedad , Modelos Logísticos , Análisis Multivariante , Alta del Paciente , Pronóstico , Estudios Prospectivos , Factores de Riesgo