Demographic features of patients followed up in COVID intensive care units during the pandemic period

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COVID-19, Pandemic, Intensive Care Unit



Aim: Coronavirus disease is the third coronavirus infection defined in the world in the 21st century, after severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

Material and Method: We planned to evaluate demographic characteristics retrospectively and present them to the literature with statistical data. The patients included in our study, positive PCR ( polymerase chain reaction) test, who is under treatment in the COVID-19 intensive care units of our hospital due to COVID-19 disease. Age, comorbid conditions, admission complaints, physical examination findings, acute phase reactants, tomography results, length of hospital stay, and treatments of these patients were scanned from the patient files.

Results: Demographic characteristics were found to be similar to the literature, but there is not enough data in the literature about chronic drug use. Elderly age, cardiovascular diseases, and ıntensive care unit hospitalization were associated with mortality.

Conclusion: The patient group who has a chronic disease and uses multiple drugs should be considered. We think that we contribute to the literature with this information in our study.


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INCAMAN , D., ÇOLAK, R. ., ÇINAR, M. ., & ÇALIŞIR, A. İbrahim. (2022). Demographic features of patients followed up in COVID intensive care units during the pandemic period. Kastamonu Medical Journal, 2(2), 39–43.

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