Top chests have revealed four underlying health issues that they believe would put a coronavirus patient at greater risk of dying from the terrible virus.
The new findings from the large-scale physicians could help other physicians identify and prioritize high-risk patients in early-stage respiratory disease.
Ahn June-hong, a professor of internal medicine at Yeungnam University Medical Center in South Korea, told Reuters that the study could be helpful in tackling the disease earlier.
Top medical experts and scientists are investigating risk factors for patients who develop severe cases of the disease, who have killed more than 400,000 worldwide since first appeared in China late last year.
In a paper published June 2 by the Journal of Korean Medical Science, Ahn and other South Korean doctors wrote that four major risk factors turned out to be the “ prognostic factors ” for severe Covid-19.
– high body temperature
– low oxygen saturation
– and pre-existing heart injury.
The team of doctors observed 110 coronavirus patients in a hospital in Daegu, the epicenter of South Korea’s outbreak, from February 19 to April 15.
Of the 110 patients at the Yeungnam University Medical Center, 23 developed a serious case of coronavirus.
Because such patients were much older than others, they were more likely to have diabetes and lower peripheral oxygen saturation, the newspaper said.
The coronavirus patients with at least three out of four prognostic factors developed serious conditions, Professor Ahn said.
“I think that the use of prognostic factors in severe Covid-19 patients will provide physicians with an opportunity to provide those at-risk patients with the best medical care from the early stages of the disease,” he said.
South Korea reported 45 new cases at midnight on Wednesday, bringing the total to 11,947, with 276 deaths.
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