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14 November 2021: Clinical Research

Clinical Features and Temporal Lung Radiographic Changes in 25 Patients Recovering from COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Retrospective Case-Control Study

Chao Hu 1ABCDEG , Jian Ping Zeng 2ACDFG* , Ke Peng 3ABCDF* , Hong Xia 4BCEF , Huan Ming Zhang 5BCDEF , Zhi Zhong 5BCDE , Ming Yan Jiang 1ABDFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.933381

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e933381

Table 1 Comparison of demographic and clinical characteristics between patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

Moderate (n=17)Severe (n=9)P
Age, years43.76±12.8952.44±11.880.087
 Male8 (47.06%)6 (66.67%)
 Female10 (58.82%)3 (33.33%)
Current smoking1 (5.88%)2 (22.22%)0.25
Comorbidity6 (35.29%)4 (44.44%)0.81
HBP2 (11.77%)2 (22.22%)0.444
DM2 (11.77%)2 (22.22%)0.444
History of surgery4 (23.53%)2 (22.22%)1
COPD0 (0.00%)1 (11.11%)0.15
Cerebrovascular disease1 (5.88%)0 (0.00%)0.471
Chronic liver2 (11.77%)0 (0.00%)0.299
CKD0 (0.00%)1 (11.11%)0.15
Other1 (5.88%)1 (11.11%)0.603
Fever9 (52.94%)5 (55.56%)0.785
Dyspnea1 (5.88%)2 (22.22%)0.25
Myalgia or fatigue8 (47.06%)4 (44.44%)1
Cough or sputum13 (76.47%)7 (77.78%)0.756
Diarrhea2 (11.77%)0 (0%)
Virus nucleic acid negative* 12 (70.59%)1 (11.11%)0.015
Time of aggravation10.22±3.73
* SARS-CoV-2 virus nucleic acid turned negative within 10 days after admission.
BMI – body mass index; HBP – high blood pressure; DM – diabetes mellitus; COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CKD – chronic kidney disease.

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