Analysis of hospitalized adult COVID-19 patients in Riga East Clinical University Hospital in Latvia

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to analyze hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the Riga East Clinical University Hospital. This study was analysis of retrospective data of patients (n = 100) hospitalized in the Riga East Clinical University Hospital with a diagnosis of COVID-19 from March 2020 – July 2020. Study revealed that the mean age of the affected person was 57 years (± 18 years) (18 to 99 years) and 57% were male. Comorbidities were found in 74% of patients, most frequent were arterial hypertension - 44%, chronic heart failure - 14%, atherosclerosis - 15%, arrhythmias - 12%, diabetes - 11%. Chronic kidney disease in 6%, adiposity in 8%, cerebrovascular disease in 8%, oncological disease in 5%, fatty liver disease in 2%, chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis in 1%. The most common complaint at the moment of hospitalization was cough - in 74% of patients. Of these, dry cough was found in 52%, productive - in 15%, paroxysmal - in 6%. Fatigue was present in 35% of patients. 20% of patients reported varying degrees of shortness of breath.. Headaches were reported in 10% of patients, muscle pain in 2%. Sore throat was noted in 3% of patients and scratching in the throat in 12%. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite was reported in 6% of patients. Loss of smell or taste was seen in 1% of patients. On average, 6% of patients had dizziness, and 4% of patients had anxiety and fear. The mean body temperature at the moment of hospitalization was 37.9 ± 0.9 ºC. Taking into account that many symptoms are different then described in other studies further research in Latvian patients can be useful for the specification of significant trends and correction of clinical guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages286
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: Knowledge for Use in Practice - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021
https://rw2021.rsu.lv/conferences/knowledge-use-practice

Conference

ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Knowledge for Use in Practice
Abbreviated titleRW2021
Country/TerritoryLatvia
CityRīga
Period24/03/2126/03/21
Internet address

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)

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