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Clinical characteristics, management and mortality of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in a reference hospital in Lima, Peru

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  • Harold Benites-Goñi Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Ethel Vargas-Carrillo Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Eloy Peña-Monge Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Alvaro Taype-Rondan USIL https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8758-0463
  • Danicsa Arróspide-Mormontoy Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Mayra Castillo-Córdova Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Lourdes David-Salas Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Iris Gonzales-Saravia Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Rodrigo León-Vivar Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Bryan Medina-Morales Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins
  • Jéssica Alférez-Andía Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas
  • Milagros Dávalos-Moscol Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.905

Keywords:

covid-19, hospitalization, mortality, Covid-19

Abstract

The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics, management and mortality of adult patients hospitalized by COVID-19 during the first fortnight of May 2020 at the Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital (Lima, Peru). A retrospective cohort was performed reviewing electronic medical records. Data from 152 patients was collected (68.4% male, average age: 58.7 years). It was found that 27.0% had close contact with a person with COVID-19, 64.2% came to the hospital with a critical illness, 91.4% received hydroxychloroquine and 96.1% received azithromycin, 23.7% entered the intensive care unit, and mortality was 18.8%. In conclusion, more than half of the patients came to this hospital with a critical illness, almost all received drugs that were initially seen as potentially useful but are not currently recommended for the management of COVID-19 in hospitalized, and mortality was similar to that reported in other countries.

Posted

2020-07-06

Section

Health Sciences