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Title: Predicting severity and intrahospital mortality in CovID-19: The place and role of oxidative stress
Authors: Cekerevac, Ivan
Turnic T.
Draginic N.
Andjic M.
Zivkovic V.
Simovic, Stefan
Susa R.
Novkovic, Ljiljana
Mijailovic Z.
Andjelkovic M.
Vukicevic V.
Vulovic, Tatjana
Jakovljevic V.
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: SARS-CoV-2 virus causes infection which led to a global pandemic in 2020 with the development of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Therefore, this study was aimed at examining its possible role in predicting severity and intrahospital mortality of COVID-19, alongside with other laboratory and biochemical procedures, clinical signs, symptoms, and comorbidity. This study, approved by the Ethical Committee of Clinical Center Kragujevac, was designed as an observational prospective cross-sectional clinical study which was conducted on 127 patients with diagnosed respiratory COVID-19 viral infection from April to August 2020. The primary goals were to determine the predictors of COVID-19 severity and to determine the predictors of the negative outcome of COVID-19 infection. All patients were divided into three categories: patients with a mild form, moderate form, and severe form of COVID-19 infection. All biochemical and laboratory procedures were done on the first day of the hospital admission. Respiratory (p < 0:001) and heart (p = 0:002) rates at admission were significantly higher in patients with a severe form of COVID-19. From all observed hematological and inflammatory markers, only white blood cell count (9:43 ± 4:62, p = 0:001) and LDH (643:13 ± 313:3, p = 0:002) were significantly higher in the severe COVID-19 group. We have observed that in the severe form of SARS-CoV-2, the levels of superoxide anion radicals were substantially higher than those in two other groups (11:3 ± 5:66, p < 0:001) and the nitric oxide level was significantly lower in patients with the severe disease (2:66 ± 0:45, p < 0:001). Using a linear regression model, TA, anosmia, ageusia, O2-, and the duration at the ICU are estimated as predictors of severity of SARS-CoV-2 disease. The presence of dyspnea and a higher heart rate were confirmed as predictors of a negative, fatal outcome. Results from our study show that presence of hypertension, anosmia, and ageusia, as well as the duration of ICU stay, and serum levels of O2- are predictors of COVID-19 severity, while the presence of dyspnea and an increased heart rate on admission were predictors of COVID-19 mortality.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1155/2021/6615787
ISSN: 1942-0900
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85104417032
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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