Activation of Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS), leads to an increase of aldosterone levels in COVID-19 patients which may be associated with increased mortality due to cardiac arrest in COVID-19 infected patients. Aldosterone regulates the innate and adaptive immune response by promoting the activation of inflammatory mediators and cells such as monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells (DCs), and lymphocytes. The activation of these cells leads to cytokine storm, wh
Fibrinogen and albumin are routinely used parameters in COVID-19. High fibrinogen levels and low albumin levels are associated with the severity of COVID-19 disease. Moreover, the fibrinogen to albumin ratio (FAR) level is known to be a better marker in cases of coagulopathy. A retrospective study was conducted to analyse the clinical benefits of FAR in COVID-19. 590 COVID-19 patients were evaluated and divided into two groups: survivors and non-survivors. The mean age of pat
A retrospective cohort study was conducted by reviewing the medical records of 6,683 COVID-19 hospitalized patients to investigate the association of hemoglobin drop with increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and in-hospital mortality among patients with COVID-19. The patient reports were classified into two groups, those with hemoglobin drop (≥3 g/dL) and those without hemoglobin drop. The analysis showed that 11.2% of patients had hemoglobin drop by 3g/dL. The vital
Precautions – a must as diabetics are immune-compromised If you have diabetes, you are more likely at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). According to present government guidance, you should be particularly careful in following social distancing measures, including significantly limiting face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible. People with diabetes should take particular precautions with respect to COVID-19, as they already ha
It has been 11 months since the first COVID-19 case was reported in India on 30 Jan 2020, India and the world have come a long way in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. As new cases are found each day more and more people recover from COVID-19. Several post-COVID cases are reporting new complications. To better understand this disease it is essential to know the doctors’ experience of COVID-19 recovery. Objective: Understanding doctors’ perception of COVID-19 recovery of patients.