Covid-19 complications include kidney, lung and cardiovascular issues: Study – health



According to new research, a larger study of patients in the United States has revealed that individuals who contracted Covid-19 suffered from several complications like kidney, lung, and cardiovascular issues because of the disease.

As per the research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Organization Publication), the use of de-identified outpatient and inpatient medical claims from a United States health database, researchers identified 70 288 patients who had a Covid-19-related health visit between March 1 and April 30, 2020.

More than half of all patients were admitted to the hospital, and about 5% were admitted to the intensive care unit. The median age used to be 65 years, and 55.8 percent were female. The authors looked at all imaginable diagnostic codes and identified those that increased in frequency after the onset of Covid-19.

Dr. William Murk, Jacobs School of Medicine & Organic Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, with co-authors from Aetion, Inc., HealthVerity, Inc. and the University of Toronto, wrote “Understanding the full range of associated conditions can aid in prognosis, guide remedy decisions and better notify patients as to their actual risks for the variety of Covid-19 complications reported in the literature and media.”

The most typical complications associated with Covid-19 were pneumonia, respiratory failure, kidney failure, and sepsis or systemic inflammation, consistent with other studies. The absolute risk of someone with Covid-19 having these serious conditions used to be 27.6 percent for pneumonia, 22.6 percent for respiratory failure, 11.8 percent for kidney failure, and 10.4% for sepsis or systemic inflammation.

The researchers also found associations with a range of other lung and cardiovascular conditions, such as collapsed lung, blood clotting disorders, and heart inflammation, even though the risk of these used to be reasonably low. Opposite to the result of other studies, Covid-19 did not seem to be associated with a higher risk of stroke.

“This study provides estimates of absolute risk and relative odds for all identified diagnoses related to Covid-19, which are needed to help providers, patients, and policy-makers understand the likelihood of complications,” write the authors.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

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