aim of the study
was to analyze
hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the Riga East Clinical University
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.
account that many symptoms are different then described in other
research in Latvian patients can be useful for the specification of
significant trends and correction of clinical guidelines.
- 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)