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EBNESINA 2021, 23(3): 4-11 Back to browse issues page
Determining the frequency of clinical symptoms in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
Seyyed Ziya Hejrypour , Shahruz Naseri , Ebrahim Hazrati , Aref Shirvani Saadatabadi
School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Beasat Hospital, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , shahruznaseri@ajaums.ac.ir
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Background and aims: On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID­19 outbreak as the sixth public health emergency all around the world. Due to the widespread prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic in the world, especially in Iran, it is necessary to extract the clinical and demographic information in Iranian patients to enable health planning. Therefore, this study was performed to determine the frequency of clinical symptoms in hospitalized patients with COVID­19.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on the medical records of 600 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 at Be’sat Hospital in Tehran city between February and April 2020. The collected data were analyzed.
Results: The mean age of patients was 55.9±16.4 years, and majority of them were in the age group of 60-69 years (20.8%). Totally, 60% of patients was men, and 86% of the subjects were discharged with partial recovery. The majority of expired patients were in the age group of 70-79 years (32%). The frequency of clinical findings included fatigue (87.8%), cough (77%), dyspnea (74%), body aches (64%), fever (63.2%), having underlying medical conditions (60%), and chills (55.3%).
Conclusion: The results showed that men are more likely to develop the disease, especially the elderly, and also there is a very high probability of recovery (86%). The most common observed symptom was fatigue, and then was dry cough.
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Hospital, Signs and Symptoms
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Disaster Medicine
Received: 2021/07/8 | Accepted: 2021/08/31 | Published: 2021/10/2
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Hejrypour S Z, Naseri S, Hazrati E, Shirvani Saadatabadi A. Determining the frequency of clinical symptoms in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. EBNESINA. 2021; 23 (3) :4-11
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