21% of diabetic patients with Covid die within 28 days after being admitted to hospital
One in five diabetes patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 dies within 28 days, research suggests.
Palestinian Authority Media: Results of an ongoing study from the University of Nantes in France also showed that one in eight diabetes patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus were still in hospital 28 days after their arrival.
Diabetes UK said that understanding which people with the condition are at higher risk if admitted to hospital with Covid-19 will help improve care and save lives.
The findings show that within 28 days of being in the hospital, 577 of the 2,796 patients studied (21%) had died, while almost 50% (1,404) had been discharged from the hospital, with a typical stay of nine days.
About 12% remained in hospital on day 28, while 17% had been transferred to a facility other than their initial hospital.
The authors of the CORONADO study (Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and Diabetes Outcomes), published in the journal Diabetologia, said: “The identification of favorable variables associated with hospital discharge and unfavorable variables associated with death may lead to reclassification of the patient and help to use resources appropriately according to the profile of each patient “.
In May last year, previous study results, based on a smaller sample of people, suggested that 10% of Covid diabetes patients died within seven days of being admitted to the hospital.
Dr Faye Riley, senior research communications officer at Diabetes UK, said the study supports previous research that showed that certain risk factors, such as advanced age and a history of diabetes complications, “put people with diabetes at higher risk of harm if they contract the coronavirus. ” .
“It also provides new insight into the factors that are related to faster recovery from the virus,” he said.
UN says 130 countries have not received a single dose of vaccine
The United Nations on Wednesday spearheaded calls for a coordinated global effort to vaccinate against Covid-19, warning that large inequalities in initial efforts put the entire planet at risk, AFP reports.
The foreign ministers gathered virtually for a first session of the UN Security Council on vaccines called by the current president of Britain, who said the world has a “moral duty” to act together against the pandemic it has killed. more than 2.4 million people.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm that only 10 countries have administered 75 percent of the doses so far and 130 countries have not received any doses.
“The world urgently needs a global vaccination plan to bring together all those with the power, the scientific expertise, and the required production and financial capabilities,” Guterres said.
He said that the Group of 20 major economies was in the best position to establish a working group on the financing and implementation of global vaccines and offered the full support of the United Nations.
“If the virus is allowed to spread like wildfire in the Global South, it will mutate over and over again. New variants could become more communicable, more deadly, and potentially threaten the effectiveness of current vaccines and diagnostics, ”Guterres said.
“This can prolong the pandemic significantly, allowing the virus to return and ravage the Global North.”
Henrietta Fore, director of the UN agency for children, UNICEF, said: “The only way out of this pandemic for any of us is to ensure that vaccines are available to all.”
Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen sullivan.
As always, you can find me on Twitter. @helenrsullivan.
After yesterday’s good news from the WHO that new global infections had fallen by 16% in the last week and new deaths by 10%, today the UN has a more somber message: 10 countries have administered 75 % of the world’s vaccines while 130 countries have yet to receive a single dose.
This comes from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, who, speaking at the UN Security Council, said: “The world urgently needs a global vaccination plan to bring together all those with the power, the scientific expertise and the necessary financial and production capacities “.
Here is a summary of the key developments of the last hours from my colleague Nicola Slawson:
- The pandemic has added $ 24 trillion to the mountain of global debt over the past year. a new study has shown, which leaves it at a record $ 281 trillion and the global debt-to-GDP ratio at more than 355%.
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the country would enter a period of gradual normalization, province by province, in March. The weekend closures, which have been in effect since December, would be gradually lifted at the provincial level, subject to a low number of infections, he said.
- Spain administer AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to people ages 45-55 in the next phase of its national inoculation plan, as new figures show that the third wave of infection recedes even further.
- Cyprus plans to reopen its airports with the help of a color-coded health risk assessment starting March 1, applicable to travelers from its main tourism markets and the EU, authorities said on Wednesday.
- One in five diabetes patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 dies within 28 days, research suggests. Results from an ongoing study from the University of Nantes in France also showed that one in eight diabetes patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus was still in hospital 28 days after arrival.
- Central European countries asked the president of the European council, Charles Michel, to help ease the stricter controls imposed by Germany on the Czech and Austrian borders.s to free up the flow of industrial goods and components, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism