Scientists may now be trying to find a cure for the new coronavirus, but the harsh reality is that the new coronavirus will continue to take lives in the coming weeks and months,media reported. Some countries have succeeded in flattening the curve and controlling the number of deaths by combining social alienation measures with active testing.
Others, by contrast, have been overwhelmed by the growing number of new coronavirus patients over the past few weeks. Statistics as of Tuesday morning showed that nearly 76,000 of the more than 1.335 million confirmed cases worldwide had died.
Some medical experts are trying to improve treatment by looking at cases of deadly coronavirus infection. A recent study using artificial intelligence found three signs that patients with new coronary pneumonia are more likely to develop respiratory complications that require ventilation. Now, a new study from China and the United States has analysed a group of fatal patients with new coronary pneumonia, hoping to find common ground between these cases.
The new study was published in American Journal of The Journal of Human Sciences, American Journal of Time and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers from the United States and China looked at the electronic health records of 85 dead patients at two hospitals in Wuhan. They looked at their medical history, exposure to new coronaviruses, and other chronic diseases. They also analyzed symptoms of neo-coronary pneumonia, laboratory results, CT readings, and the clinical evolution of these patients.
The researchers concluded that the highest number of deaths was among men over the age of 50 with other chronic diseases. Hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease are the most common underlying diseases. Symptoms of the most common eventual death of new coronary pneumonia cases include fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Complications include respiratory failure, shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and arrhythmia.
Abnormal blood tests include a reduction in eosinophils. In severe respiratory infections, the count of eosinophils decreases. Early seizures of shortness of breath are also common symptoms in these cases. Doctors in Wuhan treated the patients with a combination of antibiotics, antiviral drugs and glucocorticoids. Some patients also have to be intravenously injected immunoglobulin or.
Medical records from 85 patients showed that respiratory symptoms may not appear until a week after infection. But once this happens, the condition can get worse quickly. According to the study, the average short time from admission to death is 6.35 days.
The researchers also noted that the features they found may not be applicable to all regions. Factors such as genes and viral mutations may alter the course of fatal cases in other regions.