Tag: <span>diabetes mellitus</span>

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Damage from COVID-19 beyond the lungs

The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be surrounded by many unknowns. For now, everything points to the lungs being the main organs in which the ravages of this infection are shown. But beyond these, its reach could extend to different organs, including the heart and blood vessels, the liver, kidneys, intestine,...

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Hypertension in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

A single-center, retrospective, observational study was conducted at Hankou Hospital, which is one of the hospitals designated to treat COVID-19 pneumonia patients in Wuhan, China. The criteria for suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 were based on the criteria previously established by the WHO. A total of 274 patients, 75 with hypertension and 199 without...

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Overweight man: the perfect victim of the COVID-19

In Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Paris, London or New York, the question arises time and time again: why does the coronavirus seem to target the obese male population so much? According to Dr. Matthieu Schmidt, from the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, they find in France a very large proportion of patients who are overweight...

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Estimation of risk factors for COVID-19 mortality

China CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported results of a descriptive exploratory analysis of all cases diagnosed until the 11th February 2020, presenting the epidemiologic curves and geo-temporal spread of COVID-19 along with case fatality rate according to some baseline characteristics, such as age, gender and several well-established high prevalence comorbidities. Despite...