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Revista médica de Chile

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BALBOA-CASTILLO, Teresa et al. Features of patients admitted for COVID-19 at a regional hospital in the Chilean Araucania Region. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2021, vol.149, n.11, pp.1552-1560. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872021001101552.

Background:

The Araucania region in Chile had the greatest COVID-19 incidence and lethality in Chile

Aim:

To describe the clinical characteristics and evolution of patients admitted for COVID-19 in a high complexity Hospital in the region of La Araucanía-Chile.

Material and Methods:

Review of medical records of the first 169 patients aged 55 ± 17 years (50% women) admitted for COVID-19 between march and may, 2020 at a regional hospital in Temuco Chile.

Results:

The most common comorbidities of these patients were hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The symptom triad of cough, dyspnea and fever was present in 85%. Less frequent symptoms were diarrhea and vomiting. Biomarkers at admission such as ferritin, D-dimer, among others, were significantly higher among patients who required admission to the Intensive Care Unit. The presence of cough, dyspnea and fever were significantly associated with longer hospitalization time and requirement for mechanical ventilation. Hypertension and obesity were significantly associated with longer hospitalization stay. Eight percent of patients died.

Conclusions:

Symptoms such as cough, dyspnea and fever and specific biomarkers on admission were associated with a worse evolution of adult inpatients with COVID-19.

Palabras clave : COVID-19; Clinical Study; Patients; Prognosis.

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