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Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 25, 2020  4 years, 3 weeks, 4 days, 5 hours, 44 minutes ago

Covid-19 Research Shows That Hypertension and Diabetes Delay Viral Clearance In Infected Patients And Also Cortisone Usage

Covid-19 Research Shows That Hypertension and Diabetes Delay Viral Clearance In Infected Patients And Also Cortisone Usage
Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 25, 2020  4 years, 3 weeks, 4 days, 5 hours, 44 minutes ago
Covid-19 Research:  A new  study by researchers from the Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan lead by Dr Chen Xiaoping has showed that Covid-19 patients with underlying disease like Diabetes and Hypertension have a worse prognosis once infected with Covid-19. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.22.20040774v1.full.pdf+html


 
The study involved 106 patients from Zhongnan Hospital between January 5th to February 25th. The study involved looking at underlying diseases that contribute the most to aggravate the conditions of COVID-19 patients. SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance is a golden standard for defining the recovery of COVID-19 infections.
 
The study found that increasing age, male gender, and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) associated factors (including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases) adversely affected the viral clearance.
 
Furthermore, analysis by a random forest survival model pointed out hypertension, cortisone treatment, gender, and age as the four most important variables.
 
The study concluded that patients at old age, males, and/or having diseases associated with high expression of ACE2 wil