High blood pressure ‘doubles risk of dying from coronavirus’ - symptoms to look out for

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE drastically increases a person's risk of catastrophic consequences from catching coronavirus. And hypertension - as it is medically referred to - is more prevalent than people realise.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusion and Relevance: In this single-center case series from New Delhi, out of 82 patients of SARI, 32 patients were confirmed NCIP, with a COVID-19 positivity of 39%. 75% of NCIP presented in severe pneumonia and 37.5% required ICU care. The case fatality rate was 28%. PMID: 32602676 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Dittman JM, Tse W, Amendola MF Abstract INTRODUCTION: In response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, vascular surgeons in the Veteran Affairs Health Care System have been undertaking only essential cases, such as advanced critical limb ischemia. Surgical risk assessment in these patients is often complex, considers all factors known to impact short- and long-term outcomes, and the additional risk that COVID-19 infection could convey in this patient population is unknown. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published risk factors (ECDC-RF) implicated in increased COVID-19...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
The on-going Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), an acute infectious respiratory that could lead to a severe pneumonia till to death, has become the world's leading health headline causing public concerns[1,2]. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the new coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency[3]. Further, on February 22, 2020, the Covid-19 expanded in Italy causing the largest and deadly epidemic in the Country [4]. WHO warned that the most at-risk populations are older and people with pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes[5].
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
The novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), now a worldwide public health concern is associated with varied fatality. Patients with chronic underlying conditions like diabetes and hypertension have shown worst outcomes. The understanding of the association might be helpful in early vigilant monitoring and better management of COVID-19 patients at high risk. The aim of the meta-analysis was to assess the association of diabetes and hypertension with severity of disease.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
July 01, 2020Ministries of health can strengthen and prepare their health systems to respond to theCOVID-19 pandemic by predicting how many health workers and hospital beds they need and where they need them. In Mali and Kenya, IntraHealth is helping the governments do just that.Together, we’re using data fromiHRIS,Demographic and Health Surveys, and other national information systems to apply World Health Organization (WHO) models that help countries:Identify populations at risk for severe symptoms of COVID-19due to underlying conditions such as HIV, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and advanced age.Model the timing...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Kenya Mali COVID-19 Digital Health Technology HRIS Human Resources Management Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: We identified several comorbidities associated with COVID-19. Health care workers should be more careful while diagnosing and treating COVID-19 when patients have the abovementioned comorbidities. PMID: 32597048 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Renin-angiotensin system blockers or other antihypertensive medications do not increase the risk of COVID-19. Patients should not stop antihypertensive medications, including renin-angiotensin system blockers, because of concerns of COVID-19. PMID: 32597045 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: This case series shows middle-aged patients with comorbid diseases present with severe COVID-19 disease and have poor outcome.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
The recent worldwide outbreak of a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has reached over 140 countries and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization [1]. The most common clinical manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 includes severe life-threatening respiratory tract infections (COVID-19) to which older adults and those with comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and chronic kidney disease) are most susceptible [2-4]. As a result, the United States and Canada have issued social distancing guidelines (SDG), and in certain parts of each country, stay-at-ho...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
The objective was to evaluate the association between kidney failure severity on admission with the mortality of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patients were categorized in 3 groups according to the estimated glomerular filtration rate on admission (eGFR > 60 mL/min/1.73 m2, eGFR 30-60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and eGFR 
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
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