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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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MURUJOSA, Ana Clara et al. Descriptive study of infection by SARS-CoV-2 in adults with diabetes. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2022, vol.82, n.1, pp.28-34. ISSN 0025-7680.

The main objective was to estimate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) among patients with COVID-19, to explore associ ated factors; and to describe clinical evolution of hospitalized patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted, which included adults confirmed with COVID-19 between 03/12/2020 and 10/15/2020, at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires. From 6009 people with COVID-19, 408 had previous diagnosis of DM, yielding a prevalence of 6% (95%CI 6-7), higher prevalence was associated with age (12% in ≥ 60 years and 3% in < 60 years; p = 0.01). In-hospital mortality was 6% (95%CI 6-7), being 15% in DM and 6% compared in non-diabetics (p < 0.01). As sociated factors with DM were cardiovascular variables such as male sex, hypertension, smoking, chronic renal failure, heart failure, previous coronary disease; and clinical variables proxy of frailty such as: age, dementia and previous institutionalization (all with p < 0.01). Only 23% (96/408) of DM had an HbA1c measurement in the last 3 months and 76% in the last year, with an average 8.6%, and 25% in goal (HbA1c ≤ 7%). Management was mostly in-hospital (59%), with an average hospital stay of 12 days, with the following complications during hospitalization: 6% presented a hypoglycemic value (< 70 mg/dl), 42% required oxygen therapy, 19 % went to intensive care unit, 15% required invasive mechanical ventilation (mean 11 days), and 25% (95%CI 20-31) of in-hospital mortality (mean 82 years).

Keywords : COVID-19; Diabetes mellitus; Hospital mortality.

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