Biomarkers of acute respiratory distress syndrome in adults hospitalised for severe SARS-CoV-2 infection in Tenerife Island, Spain.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 13, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,209 words
Lexile Measure: 1420L

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Objective The dramatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections calls for reliable, inexpensive tools to quickly identify patients with a poor prognosis. In this study, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was assessed within 72 h after admission of each of 153 consecutive, SARS-CoV-2 infected, adult patients to either of two hospitals in Tenerife, Spain, using suitable routine laboratory tests for lymphocyte counts, as well as ferritin, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and C-reactive protein levels. Results were correlated with the patients' respiratory function, defined through their pulse oximetric saturation/fraction of inspired oxygen (SpO2/FiO2) ratio. Results Within 72 h from admission, criteria matched ARDS (SpO2/FiO2 Keywords: COVID-19, LDH, Acute respiratory failure, Biomarkers

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