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Rev Med Virol ; 31(1): 1-10, 2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32845042


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a rapidly evolving global emergency that continues to strain healthcare systems. Emerging research describes a plethora of patient factors-including demographic, clinical, immunologic, hematological, biochemical, and radiographic findings-that may be of utility to clinicians to predict COVID-19 severity and mortality. We present a synthesis of the current literature pertaining to factors predictive of COVID-19 clinical course and outcomes. Findings associated with increased disease severity and/or mortality include age > 55 years, multiple pre-existing comorbidities, hypoxia, specific computed tomography findings indicative of extensive lung involvement, diverse laboratory test abnormalities, and biomarkers of end-organ dysfunction. Hypothesis-driven research is critical to identify the key evidence-based prognostic factors that will inform the design of intervention studies to improve the outcomes of patients with COVID-19 and to appropriately allocate scarce resources.

COVID-19 , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Adulto , Envelhecimento , Biomarcadores , COVID-19/mortalidade , COVID-19/patologia , COVID-19/transmissão , Criança , Comorbidade , Humanos , Hipóxia/patologia , Prognóstico , SARS-CoV-2/patogenicidade
Epidemiol Infect ; 148: e242, 2020 10 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023703


The current pandemic is defined by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that can lead to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). How is SARS-CoV-2 transmitted? In this review, we use a global lens to examine the sociological contexts that are potentially and systematically involved in high rates of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, including lack of personal protective equipment, population density and confinement. Altogether, this review provides an in-depth conspectus of the current literature regarding how SARS-CoV-2 disproportionately impacts many minority communities. By contextualising and disambiguating transmission risks that are particularly prominent for disadvantaged populations, this review can assist public health efforts throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , COVID-19 , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Saúde Pública , SARS-CoV-2 , Sociologia