Investigation of the Effect of Laboratory Values of ICU Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19 During Hospitalization on Their Symptoms After Discharge
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Investigation of the Effect of Laboratory Values of ICU Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19 During Hospitalization on Their Symptoms After Discharge

J Turk Soc Intens Care 0;0(0):0-0
1. Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Intensive Care, Eskişehir, Turkey
2. Yunus Emre State Hospital, Clinic of Intensive Care, Eskişehir, Turkey
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Received Date: 04.05.2023
Accepted Date: 06.12.2023
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ABSTRACT

Objective:

It is known that COVID 19 patients continue to have symptoms, respiratory system insufficiency and loss of functional status in the post-COVID period after dischargefrom the hospital.

Materials and Methods:

A total of 101 patients who werehospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) andwho could be questioned for their post-COVID symptoms at the1st and 3rd months after discharge from the hospital were included in this study.

Results:

The most frequent symptom observed at the time of discharge was dyspnea (n=89), which has beenfound to be related to comorbidity, hypoxiaand hypertension. Moreover, it was observed thatat least 1 symptom persisted in 50 patients at the 3rd month of discharge, and the most frequentsymptom was fatigue and forgetfulness.

Conclusion:

Taking into account the patients' risk factors, comorbidities and conditions during the hospitalization process, the process of transition to normal life after discharge can be accelerated with early discharge and more effective rehabilitation according to their functional status. Thus, labor loss can be prevented and costs can be reduced.

Keywords: Prolonged COVID-19, dyspnea, intensive care

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