Clinical characteristics, management and mortality of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in a reference hospital in Lima, Peru
Keywords:covid-19, hospitalization, mortality, Covid-19
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.
Copyright (c) 2020 Harold Benites-Goñi , Ethel Vargas-Carrillo , Eloy Peña-Monge , Alvaro Taype-Rondan, Danicsa Arróspide-Mormontoy , Mayra Castillo-Córdova , Lourdes David-Salas, Iris Gonzales-Saravia , Rodrigo León-Vivar, Bryan Medina-Morales , Jéssica Alférez-Andía , Milagros Dávalos-Moscol
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