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Acta Med Indones ; 52(3): 199-205, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020331

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Latar BelakangSebanyak 38.6% kasus kematian pasien COVID-19 di Indonesia terjadi di populasi lansia. Data mengenai profil klinis pasien rawat inap lansia dengan COVID-19 masih tidak ada. Padahal kelompok pasien ini adalah pasien risiko tinggi selama pandemi ini yang memerlukan perhatian lebih.MetodeStudi deskriptif ini menggunakan data lengkap pasien lansia dengan COVID-19 yang dirawat inap di Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat Nasional Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSUPN Cipto Mangunkusumo) dari April hingga akhir Agustus 2020. Data termasuk karakteristik klinis, gejala, komorbiditas, multimorbiditas dan luaran mortalitas pasien.HasilDi populasi pasien lansia (n=44), mayoritas berusia di antara 60-69 tahun (68%), berjenis kelamin laki-laki (66%), dan tidak memiliki riwayat kontak erat dengan pasien COVID-19 sebelumnya (86%). Gejala tersering ialah demam, batuk, dan sesak yang merupakan gejala khas COVID-19, sedangkan penyakit kronis tersering adalah diabetes melitus, hipertensi, dan keganasan. Multimorbiditas ditemukan hanya di 14% pasien lansia, dan para pasien tersebut bertahan hidup pasca infeksi virus SARS-CoV-2. Angka kematian pasien lansia rawat inap dengan COVID-19 di studi ini adalah 23%, dan 90% dari kasus kematian berjenis kelamin laki-laki.KesimpulanPasien laki-laki mendominasi kasus terkonfirmasi dan kasus kematian lansia dengan COVID-19. Gejala khas COVID-19 hanya ditemukan di sekitar setengah pasien penelitian. Pasien yang meninggal dunia memiliki persentase gejala khas lebih tinggi. Gejala tidak khas pun mungkin ditemukan di pasien lansia. Immunosenescence dan fungsi imunoregulasi jenis kelamin tertentu dihipotesiskan memiliki peran penting dalam menyebabkan kematian lansia di studi ini.Kata Kunci: Profil Klinis, Lansia, Pasien Geriatri, COVID-19, Indonesia  ABSTRACTBackgroundOlder people contributed to 38.6% of death cases related to COVID-19 in Indonesia. Data regarding clinical profile of hospitalised elderly with COVID-19 in Indonesia were still lacking. Older people are at-risk population in the pandemic, whom we should pay attention to.MethodsThis single centre descriptive study utilised complete data of elderly inpatients with COVID-19 in Indonesia's national general hospital from April to late August 2020. The data consisted of clinical characteristics, symptoms, comorbidities, multimorbidity, and mortality outcome.ResultsAmong elderly patients (n=44), a majority of patients were aged 60-69 years (68%), were male (66%), and had no history of close contact with COVID-19 patient (86%). The most common symptoms were fever, cough and shortness of breath (classic symptoms of COVID-19), whereas the most common chronic diseases were diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and malignancy. Multimorbidity was only found in 14% of patients, all of whom remained alive following SARS-CoV-2 infection. The death rate among elderly inpatients with COVID-19 in this study was 23%, and male older adults contributed to 90% of death cases.ConclusionMale patients dominated both confirmed cases and death cases among elderly with COVID-19. Classic symptoms of COVID-19 were only found in about half of the study patients. Non-survivors had higher percentage of the classic symptoms of COVID-19 than survivors. Atypical COVID-19 presentations are possible in older adults. We postulated that immunosenescence and sex-specific immunoregulatory function play an important role in causing death in this study cohort. Keywords: Clinical Profile, Elderly, Geriatric Patient, COVID-19, Indonesia.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Hospitais Gerais , Pacientes Internados/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Idoso , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Indonésia/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Distribuição por Sexo , Fatores Sexuais , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências
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Acta Med Indones ; 52(3): 246-254, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020335

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus Disease 2019 is an emerging respiratory disease that is now a pandemic. Indonesia is experiencing a rapid surge of cases but the local data are scarce. METHODS: this is an analysis using data from the ongoing recapitulation of Epidemiological Surveillance (ES) by the Provincial Health Office of Jakarta from March 2nd to April 27th 2020. We evaluated demographic and clinical characteristics of all confirmed cases in association with death. RESULTS: of the 4,052 patients, 381 (9.4%) patients were deceased. Multivariable analysis showed that death was associated with older age (odds ratio [OR] 1.03; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.02, 1.05, per year increase; p<0.001), dyspnea (OR 4.83; 95% CI 3.20, 7.29; p<0.001), pneumonia (OR 2.46; 95%CI 1.56, 3.88; p<0.001), and pre-existing hypertension (OR 1.86; 95% CI 1.24, 2.78; p=0.003). Death was highest in the week of April 6th 2020 and declined in the subsequent weeks, after a large-scale social restriction commenced. CONCLUSION: older age, dyspnea, pneumonia, and pre-existing hypertension were associated with death. Mortality was high, but may be reduced by lockdown.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Medição de Risco/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Criança , Estudos Epidemiológicos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Incidência , Indonésia/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Distribuição por Sexo , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências , Adulto Jovem
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Medwave ; 20(8): e8031, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33017383

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Objective: To compare excess mortality by district quintiles according to the Human Development Index (HDI) in Metropolitan Lima, the capital of Peru, and analyze the socioeconomic factors associated with excess mortality within the context of COVID-19. Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the mortality records from non-violent causes registered in the National Death Information System in the 50 districts of Metropolitan Lima of the first 24 weeks of the years 2019 and 2020. Descriptive analysis was performed using contingency tables and time series graphs by sex, age group, and quintile of the district of residence according to the HDI. Negative binomial regression analysis was performed to identify possible explanatory factors for excess mortality. Results: An excess of 20 093 non-violent deaths and 2,979 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 were registered in Metropolitan Lima during the study period. The increase was observed primarily in men and adults aged 60 and over. Residents in the districts belonging to the fifth quintile, according to HDI, presented, in most cases, the lowest rates. Multivariate analysis revealed that a higher HDI level (p = 0.009) and a higher proportion of inhabitants living in extreme poverty (p = 0.014) decreased the excess mortality. Conclusion: Excess of non-violent deaths in Metropolitan Lima is higher in the quintiles with the lowest HDI, in men, and the age group from 60 to more years of age. The study of social and economic health determinants in Peru is crucial for the design of measures to be taken by the government against the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Causas de Morte , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Mortalidade/tendências , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Peru/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Pobreza , Estudos Retrospectivos , Distribuição por Sexo , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Adulto Jovem
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S Afr Med J ; 110(8): 796-801, 2020 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32880309

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BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation is a complex process influenced by factors such as smokers' nicotine dependence levels, socioeconomic status (SES) and other lifestyle behaviours. Little is known about these relationships in South Africa (SA). OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between nicotine dependence, SES, lifestyle behaviours and lifetime quit attempts among adult smokers in SA. METHODS: This study used data from 2 651 participants aged ≥16 years in the 2011 South African Social Attitudes Survey. Information on SES (measured by asset ownership), binge drinking, physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, intention to quit smoking and lifetime quit attempts was extracted. Nicotine dependence was measured using the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI). All data were weighted to account for the complex survey design and to yield nationally representative estimates. Data analysis included binary logistic regression with high nicotine dependence (HND) defined as HSI ≥4 and lifetime quit attempts as separate outcomes. RESULTS: The prevalence of smoking was 20.1% (31.6% for males and 9.5% for females), and was highest in the mixed-ancestry group (37.0%). Overall, 14.5% of smokers had HND, with a higher proportion in the high-SES group. The odds of HND increased with every 10  years of smoking history (odds ratio (OR) 2.05; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.40 - 3.00) but decreased among participants who reported frequent physical activity (OR 0.4; 95% CI 0.18 - 0.86) and those who planned to quit (OR 0.37; 95% CI 0.19 - 0.75). Quit attempts were more likely among participants who reported frequent fruit and vegetable intake (OR 1.8; 95% CI 1.07 - 2.98) and less likely among those reporting binge drinking (OR 0.31; 95% CI 0.16 - 0.59) or assessed as having HND (OR 0.32; 95% CI 0.17 - 0.58). CONCLUSIONS: Most adult smokers in SA have low nicotine dependence. However, the association of HND with high SES in this study suggests that although cessation treatment based on an integrated lifestyle behavioural intervention package may suffice for most smokers, a more intense cessation treatment package is needed for smokers of higher SES.


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Abandono do Hábito de Fumar/estatística & dados numéricos , Tabagismo/epidemiologia , Adulto , Bebedeira/epidemiologia , Grupos de Populações Continentais/estatística & dados numéricos , Dieta , Exercício Físico , Feminino , Frutas , Humanos , Estilo de Vida , Masculino , Distribuição por Sexo , Classe Social , África do Sul/epidemiologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Verduras
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S Afr Med J ; 110(8): 802-806, 2020 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32880310

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BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of research on homicidal strangulation by gender. OBJECTIVES: A sex-disaggregated and comparative research approach was used to investigate individual-level risk factors for female and male homicidal strangulation in Johannesburg, South Africa (2001 - 2010). METHODS: Data were drawn from the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System. Logistic regressions were used to examine associations between each of the independent variables and homicidal strangulation in females and males relative to all other female and male homicides, respectively. RESULTS: The risk of fatal strangulation was high for both females and males aged ≥60 years, but markedly high only for male children and adolescents. Temporal risk for females was undifferentiated for day of the week, and the risk for males was high during weekdays. Females were more likely to be strangled in public places, and males in private locations. CONCLUSIONS: The study underlines the importance of disaggregating homicide by external cause and gender.


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Asfixia/mortalidade , Homicídio/estatística & dados numéricos , Lesões do Pescoço/mortalidade , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Grupos de Populações Continentais/estatística & dados numéricos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Estações do Ano , Distribuição por Sexo , África do Sul/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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S Afr Med J ; 110(7): 678-685, 2020 Jul 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32880347

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BACKGROUND: The outcome and response of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS) to steroids have been linked to race. OBJECTIVES: To determine the age of presentation, sex, race, histopathology, kidney function and disease status at the last hospital visit and correlate these with steroid response in Indian and black African children with idiopathic NS. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 231 children aged 1 - 14 years, who were seen at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa (SA) from 2003 to 2018. RESULTS: The mean (standard deviation (SD)) age of presentation was 6.2 (3.4) years, with the majority of children (n=107; 46.3%) presenting at an early age (1 - 3 years) with a mean (SD) follow-up of 3.0 (2.4) years. One-hundred and twenty-one (52.4%) were males and 110 (47.6%) were females, with a male/female ratio of 1.1:1. There were 166 (71.9%) black African and 65 (28.1%) Indian children. The latter presented at a younger age than black African children (p<0.001). Seventy-six (32.9%) children were steroid sensitive (SS) and 155 (67.1%) were steroid resistant (SR). Black African children were more likely to be SR (odds ratio (OR) 2.0; p=0.02; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.1 - 3.7). A kidney biopsy was performed in 209 (90.5%) children. Minimal change disease (MCD) was observed in 32 (13.9%) children and 162 (70.1%) had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Black African children were slightly more likely to have FSGS; this, however, did not reach statistical significance (122/166 (73.5%) v. 40/65 (61.5%); OR 1.73; p=0.08; 95% CI 0.94 - 3.18). On comparing disease status at last hospital visit by race, 49/65 (75.4%) Indian and 94/166 (56.6%) black African children were in remission. At last hospital visit, black African children were less likely to be in remission than Indian children (OR 0.47; p=0.02; 95% CI 0.2 - 0.9), while 15/65 (23.1%) Indian and 47/166 (28.3%) black African children had relapsed, with no significant difference between the two groups. One (1.5%) Indian child and 25 (15.1%) black African children had end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) (OR 9.27; p=0.03; 95% CI 1.2 - 70.4) ‒ the majority had FSGS. Sixteen (61.5%) received renal replacement therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Our study shows a rising incidence of FSGS, with the majority of patients having SRNS, particularly black African children. This highlights the need for alternative efficacious therapy in the management of this disease. Also, a higher percentage of black African children with both MCD and FSGS were SS on histopathological examination, which was in keeping with reports from other regions in SA. There are still major challenges for the inclusion of all children into a chronic dialysis and transplant programme.


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Síndrome Nefrótica/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Africano/estatística & dados numéricos , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Resistência a Medicamentos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Glomerulosclerose Segmentar e Focal/epidemiologia , Glucocorticoides/farmacologia , Humanos , Lactente , Falência Renal Crônica/epidemiologia , Masculino , Nefrose Lipoide/epidemiologia , Terapia de Substituição Renal/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Distribuição por Sexo , África do Sul/epidemiologia
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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop ; 53: e20200214, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997051

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INTRODUCTION: Snakebites are considered a neglected tropical disease in many countries in Latin America, including Brazil. As few studies have assessed snakebites in the Amazon region and especially in the state of Acre, epidemiological studies are of great importance. The present study aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics of snakebites in the Rio Branco region, observing their characteristics in rural and urban areas and their correlation with rainfall and river outflow. METHODS: This retrospective, descriptive study analyzed epidemiological information obtained from snakebite notifications registered on the Information System for Notifiable Diseases that occurred from March, 2018 to February, 2019. The cases of snakebite were correlated with rainfall and flow. RESULTS: A total of 165 cases of snakebite were registered in the period. Most cases were caused by Bothrops and affected mainly individuals of the male sex who were between 21 and 30 years old. Most of the snakebites occurred in Rio Branco (71.52%; 29 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). Of these, 60.2% occurred in the urban area and 39.8% in the rural area and the majority occurred during the rainy season. CONCLUSIONS: Although studies have shown that a majority of cases occur in rural areas, in this study, urbanization of snakebites was observed. The Bothrops genus was responsible for the highest number of snakebites and, during the rainy season, bites occurred more frequently. Educational prevention campaigns, population advice, and first aid in case of snakebites for the population are thus suggested.


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Bothrops , Mordeduras de Serpentes/epidemiologia , Adulto , Animais , Brasil/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Distribuição por Sexo , Adulto Jovem
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Epidemiol Serv Saude ; 29(5): e2020277, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997079

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OBJECTIVE: To describe COVID-19 hospitalized health worker cases in Brazil. METHODS: This was a descriptive case series study; it included cases that became ill between February 21st and April 15th, 2020 registered on the Influenza Surveillance Information System (SIVEP-Gripe, acronym in Portuguese). RESULTS: Of the 184 cases, 110 (59.8%) were female and median age was 44 years (min-max: 23-85); 89 (48.4%) were nursing professionals and 50 (27.2%) were doctors. Ninety-two (50.0%) presented comorbidity, with heart disease predominating (n=37; 40.2%). Of the 112 professionals with a record of case progression, 85 (75.9%) were cured and 27 (24.1%) died, 18 of whom were male. CONCLUSION: The profile of COVID-19 hospitalized health workers is similar to that of the general population with regard to age and comorbidities, but different in relation to sex. The most affected areas were nursing and medicine.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pessoal de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Brasil/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Cardiopatias/epidemiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Corpo Clínico/estatística & dados numéricos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem/estatística & dados numéricos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Distribuição por Sexo , Fatores de Tempo , Adulto Jovem
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Epidemiol Serv Saude ; 29(4): e2020413, 2020.
Artigo em Português, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997070

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze factors associated with the deaths of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using secondary data. Logistic regression models were used to estimate crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR). RESULTS: As at May 14, 2020, 200 individuals had been discharged and 220 had died. Of the total number of people studied, 57.1% were male, 46.4% were >60 years old, 57.9% were cases notified by a private institution, and 61.7% had >1 comorbidity. In the adjusted analysis, hospital mortality was higher for the 51-60 age group (OR=4.33 - 95%CI 1.50;12.46), the over 60 age group (OR=11.84 - 95%CI 4.31;32.54), cases notified by public institutions (OR=8.23 - 95%CI 4.84;13.99) and cases with a greater number of comorbidities (two [OR=2.74 - 95%CI 1.40;5.34] and three [OR=2.90 - 95%CI 1.07;7.81]). CONCLUSION: Higher mortality was found in older individuals, those with comorbidities and users of public hospitals.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Brasil/epidemiologia , Causas de Morte , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Pandemias , Alta do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Distribuição por Sexo , Adulto Jovem
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Medwave ; 20(8): e8025, 2020 Sep 16.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956342

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Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 has been reported in the pediatric population; however, there is limited information in Latin American and the Caribbean countries. Objectives: To describe the frequency of cases, deaths, incidence, and case fatality rate attributed to COVID-19 in children and adolescents from Latin American and the Caribbean countries. Methods: An observational study was carried-out using COVID-19 case registries in children and adolescents published by the Ministries of Health of 19 countries in Latin American and the Caribbean countries until May 20, 2020. Cases and deaths were classified by sex and age group. Also, incidence and case fatality rates were calculated for each country. Results: A total of 20,757 (4.2% of all patients) cases of COVID-19 were reported in children from 0 to 19 years of age. 52.4% was in the group aged 10 to 19 years. 50.6% were male. 139 (0.26%) deaths were reported in children from 0 to 19 years. The accumulated incidence was higher in Chile, Panama, and Peru. The cumulative incidence per 100,000 inhabitants ranged from 1.26 to 77.55 in the population from 0 to 9 years old, 1.57 to 98.84 from 10 to 19 years old, and 0.91 to 88.34 from 0 to 19 years old. The case fatality rate in children from 0 to 19 years old ranged from 0 to 9.09%. Conclusion: In 19 Latin American and the Caribbean countries, the frequency of cases, cumulative incidence, case fatality rate in children and adolescents was heterogeneous. These results contribute to understanding the epidemiological behavior of this disease in children and adolescents of the countries included in the study.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Distribuição por Idade , Região do Caribe/epidemiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Humanos , Incidência , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , América Latina/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Distribuição por Sexo , Adulto Jovem
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Med Sci Monit ; 26: e927212, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32883943

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BACKGROUND The rapid worldwide spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has placed patients with pre-existing conditions at risk of severe morbidity and mortality. The present study investigated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with severe COVID-19 and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIAL AND METHODS This study enrolled 336 consecutive patients with confirmed severe COVID-19, including 28 diagnosed with COPD, from January 20, 2020, to April 1, 2020. Demographic data, symptoms, laboratory values, comorbidities, and clinical results were measured and compared in survivors and non-survivors. RESULTS Patients with severe COVID-19 and COPD were older than those without COPD. The proportions of men, of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and of those requiring invasive ventilation were significantly higher in patients with than without COPD. Leukocyte and neutrophil counts, as well as the concentrations of NT-proBNP, hemoglobin, D-dimer, hsCRP, ferritin, IL-2R, TNF-alpha and procalcitonin were higher, whereas lymphocyte and monocyte counts were lower, in patients with than without COPD. Of the 28 patients with COPD, 22 (78.6%) died, a rate significantly higher than in patients without COPD (36.0%). A comparison of surviving and non-surviving patients with severe COVID-19 and COPD showed that those who died had a longer history of COPD, more fatigue, and a higher ICU occupancy rate, but a shorter average hospital stay, than those who survived. CONCLUSIONS COPD increases the risks of death and negative outcomes in patients with severe COVID-19.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/epidemiologia , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Biomarcadores , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , China/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Cuidados Críticos , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Fadiga/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/sangue , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/terapia , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/epidemiologia , Respiração Artificial , Distribuição por Sexo , Sobreviventes , Resultado do Tratamento
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 1478, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32993598

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BACKGROUND: Four decades of population-based tobacco control strategies have contributed to substantial reduction in smoking prevalence in Australia. However, smoking prevalence is still double in socially disadvantaged groups compared to those that are not. But not all tobacco control strategies successfully used in the general population is effective in specific high-risk population groups. Hence, an effective way to reduce smoking in high risk population groups may include targeting them specifically to identify and support smokers to quit. In this backdrop, we examined whether tobacco control interventions at the population-level are more effective in increasing life expectancy among Australians compared to interventions targeting a high risk group or a combination of the two when smoking prevalence is reduced to 10 and 0% respectively. METHODS: Using the risk percentiles approach, analyses were performed separately for men and women using data from various sources such as the 2014-15 National Health Survey linked to death registry, simulated data for high risk groups, and the Australian population and deaths data from the census. Indigenous status was simulated by preferentially assigning those who are indigenous to lower SES quintiles. The age-sex distribution of mental disorder status was simulated using its distribution from 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey with 25.9% of mentally ill being assigned to current smoking category and the rest to non-smoking category. The age-sex distribution of prisoners was simulated based on 2014 ABS Prisoners Australia survey with 74% of prisoners being assigned to current smoker category and the rest to non-smoker category. Homelessness status was simulated according to age, sex and indigenous status for 2011 census with all homeless being allocated to the lowest SES category. The age-sex distribution of total cholesterol level was simulated based on 2011-13 Australian Health Survey. RESULTS: The results showed that the combined approach for reducing smoking is most effective for improving life expectancy of Australians particularly for the socially disadvantaged and mentally ill groups both of which have high fraction of smokers in the population. For those who were mentally ill the gain in ALE due to reduction of smoking to 10% was 0.53 years for males and 0.36 years for females which were around 51 and 42% respectively of the maximal gains in ALE that could be achieved through complete cessation. CONCLUSIONS: Targeting high-risk population groups having substantial fraction of smokers in the population can strongly complement the existing population-based smoking reduction strategies. As population and high risk approaches are both important, the national prevention policies should make judicious use of both to maximize health gain.


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Promoção da Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Expectativa de Vida/tendências , Fumantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Abandono do Hábito de Fumar/estatística & dados numéricos , Fumar/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Austrália/epidemiologia , Feminino , Comportamentos Relacionados com a Saúde , Pessoas em Situação de Rua/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Dinâmica Populacional , Prevalência , Fatores de Risco , Distribuição por Sexo , Prevenção do Hábito de Fumar
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238281, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32853230

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This is a population-based prospective cohort study on archive data describing the age- and sex-specific prevalence of COVID-19 and its prognostic factors. All 2653 symptomatic patients tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 from February 27 to April 2, 2020 in the Reggio Emilia province, Italy, were included. COVID-19 cumulative incidence, hospitalization and death rates, and adjusted hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated according to sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Females had higher prevalence of infection than males below age 50 (2.61 vs. 1.84 ‰), but lower in older ages (16.49 vs. 20.86 ‰ over age 80). Case fatality rate reached 20.7% in cases with more than 4 weeks follow up. After adjusting for age and comorbidities, men had a higher risk of hospitalization (HR 1.4 95% CI 1.2 to 1.6) and of death (HR 1.6, 95% CI 1.2 to 2.1). Patients over age 80 compared to age < 50 had HR 7.1 (95% CI 5.4 to 9.3) and HR 27.8 (95% CI 12.5 to 61.7) for hospitalization and death, respectively. Immigrants had a higher risk of hospitalization (HR 1.3, 95% CI 0.99 to 1.81) than Italians and a similar risk of death. Risk of hospitalization and of death were higher in patients with heart failure, arrhythmia, dementia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, while COPD increased the risk of hospitalization (HR 1.9, 95% CI 1.4 to 2.5) but not of death (HR 1.1, 95% CI 0.7 to 1.7). Previous use of ACE inhibitors had no effect on risk of death (HR 0.97, 95% CI 0.69 to 1.34). Identified susceptible populations and fragile patients should be considered when setting priorities in public health planning and clinical decision making.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Emigrantes e Imigrantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Distribuição por Sexo
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Euro Surveill ; 25(31)2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32762796

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A serosurvey of IgG antibodies against severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was performed during March and April 2020. Among 6,586 leftover sera, 24 (0.36%) were positive, with higher prevalence in females, older individuals and residents of large urban areas. Seroprevalence was estimated at 0.02% and 0.25%, respectively, in March and April, infection fatality rate at 2.66% and 0.54%. Our findings confirm low COVID-19 incidence in Greece and possibly the effectiveness of early measures.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Coronavirus/imunologia , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Betacoronavirus , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Coronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Grécia/epidemiologia , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prevalência , Estudos Soroepidemiológicos , Distribuição por Sexo , Adulto Jovem
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J Med Microbiol ; 69(8): 1114-1123, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32783802

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Introduction. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Corona Virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019-2020 corona virus pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is closely related to the original SARS-CoV. It is thought to have a zoonotic origin. The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing or talking. People may also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. COVID-19 patients currently remain the primary source of infection. An epidemiological survey indicated that the general population is susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. The spectrum of this disease ranges from mild to life-threatening. Fever is the most common symptom, although older people and those with comorbidities may experience fever later in the disease. Other common symptoms include cough, loss of appetite, fatigue, shortness of breath, sputum production, and muscle and joint pains. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea have been observed in varying percentages. Some cases might progress promptly to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and/or multiple organ function failure. Asymptomatic carriers and those in the incubation period may also be infectious.Aim. To determine the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients presenting with COVID-19 at the screening clinic of a tertiary care hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.Methodology. In this descriptive study, we analysed data of patients presenting to a newly established Covid-19 screening clinic in Rehman Medical Institute. Anyone who reported with new onset fever and/or cough was tested for SARS-CoV-2 in the screening clinic. We documented and analysed demographic, epidemiological and clinical characteristics, which included age, sex, travel history, clinical features, comorbidities and laboratory data of patients confirmed by real-time reverse-transcription (RT)-PCR at Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, Pakistan from 15 March till 21 April 2020. Paired specimens of throat swabs and nasal swabs were obtained from 845 patients, ribonucleic acid (RNA) was extracted and tested for SARS-CoV-2 by the RT-PCR assay.Results. A total of 845 specimens were taken as described above. The positive rate for SARS-CoV-2 was about 14.3%. Male and older population had a significantly higher positive rate. Of the 121 patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the mean age was 43.19 years (sd, 17.57) and the infections were more frequent among male gender accounting for 85 (70.25 %) patients. Common symptoms included fever (88 patients, 72 %), cough (72 patients, 59.5 %) and shortness of breath (69 patients, 57 %). Twenty-two (18 %) patients had recent travel history outside Pakistan in the previous 14 days, the majority of whom had returned back from Saudi Arabia.Conclusion. In this single-centre, prospective, descriptive study, fever, cough and shortness of breath were the most common symptoms. Old age (>50 years), chronic underlying comorbidities and travel history may be risk factors. Therefore, we concluded that viral nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) played an important role in identifying SARS-CoV-2 infection in a screening clinic, which helped with isolation and cohorting of these patients.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Surtos de Doenças , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , DNA Complementar/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Programas de Rastreamento , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , RNA Viral/genética , RNA Viral/isolamento & purificação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Fatores de Risco , Distribuição por Sexo , Viagem , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 54(7): 726-730, 2020 Jul 06.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32842293

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Objective: To compare epidemic characteristics between severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Methods: The general information, including epidemiological and clinical data of the confirmed cases during the epidemic period of the two infectious diseases was collected. The data of SARS in Guangzhou was derived from the technical files of Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (GZCDC), including the statistical report and brief report of the epidemic situation (from January 2 to May 11, 2003);The data of COVID-19 in Wuhan was derived from the epidemic data published by Wuhan health and Health Committee's official website and other publicly reported documents (from December 9, 2019 to March 11, 2020). Descriptive analysis was used for a comparativeanalysis of the time and age characteristics, the number of cases, basic reproduction number (R0), proportion of medical staff in confirmed cases (%), crude mortality, etc. Results: A total of 1 072 cases of SARS in Guangzhou were included in the study. The incidence ratio of male to female was 1∶1.26. 43 cases of death were reported with a mortality rate of 4.01%. The median age was 36 years old. The proportion of medical staff in the early stage of the epidemic was 29.04% (88 cases). As to COVID-19 in Wuhan, a total of 49 978 cases were included, The incidence ratio of male to female was 1.04∶1. The 2 423 cases of death were reported with a mortality rate of 4.85%. The median age was 56 years old. The proportion of medical staff in the early stage of the epidemic was 30.43% (42 cases). Conclusion: The COVID-19 in Wuhan has the characteristics of high incidence and wide population. However, the epidemic situation is falling rapidly, and the prevention and control strategy needs to be adjusted timely. The prevention and control of nosocomial infection should be addressed in future.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Adulto , Distribuição por Idade , China/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/mortalidade , Distribuição por Sexo
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