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Title: Characteristics and outcome of COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU during the pandemic : a pilot study
Authors: Freij, Mohammad
Advisors: Hajjar, Micheline
Keywords: SARS COV-2, pneumonia, respiratory co-infections, RT-PCR
Issue Date: 2024
SARS COV-2 is one of the serious and damaging pandemics of the third millennium. The
novel corona virus presents with serious clinical manifestations including severe pneumonia
in addition to other extra-pulmonary manifestations. Patients who develop critical pneumonia
require hospital admission. The presence co-infections with SARS COV-2 may be exacerbate
mortality. This project was a pilot study that aimed to investigate the clinical outcome of
patients infected with COVID-19 and admitted to ICU. Co-infection with other pathogens
was also investigated in order to correlate the severity of symptoms in these patients that
could be correlated with presence of more than on pathogen.
50% of the patients had fever, dry cough, dyspnea, and fatigue. Moreover, oxygen therapy
was needed in 20% of the symptomatic individuals who required hospitalization.
The samples were considered negative for bacterial and viral co-infections indicating pure
COVID-19 infection.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-44)
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Type: Thesis
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