publication . Article . 2021

Obesity and mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure

Dana, Richard; Bannay, Aurélie; Bourst, Pauline; Ziegler, Caroline; Losser, Marie-Reine; Gibot, Sébastien; Levy, Bruno; Audibert, Gérard; Ziegler, Olivier;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Jun 2021
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Background Patients with obesity are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, requiring mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory failure. However, conflicting data are obtained for intensive care unit (ICU) mortality. Objective To analyze the relationship between obesity and in-hospital mortality of ICU patients with COVID-19. Subjects/methods Patients admitted to the ICU for COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) were included retrospectively. The following data were collected: comorbidities, body mass index (BMI), the severity of ARDS assessed with PaO2/FiO2 (P/F) ratios, disease severity measured by the Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (S...
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free text keywords: [SDV.MHEP.MI]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Human health and pathology/Infectious diseases, [SDV.AEN]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Food and Nutrition, Article, Obesity, Epidemiology
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