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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 3 Comparison of treatment and prognosis between patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

Moderate (n=17)Severe (n=8)P
Antiviral therapy from onset, days6.39±3.846.0±3.420.245
Use of corticosteroids1 (5.56%)8 (100%)
Nasal cannula (17 (100%)8 (100%)--
Nasal cannula (>4 L/min)0 (0%)8 (100%)--
Non-invasive ventilation or high-flow nasal cannula0 (0%)3 (37.5%)--
Hospital stays, days12.5 (9.75–18.5)18.5 (15.5–22.5)0.062
Hospitalization cost, RMB7663.27 (5967.08–10 390.50)42 401.85 (31 788.01–58 536.64)

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