COVID-19 Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 12 pp 11306—11313
ADL-dependency, D-Dimers, LDH and absence of anticoagulation are independently associated with one-month mortality in older inpatients with Covid-19
- 1 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Oncologie Médicale, Bobigny 93000, France
- 2 Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, INSERM, U942, Cardiovascular Markers in Stressed Conditions, MASCOT, Bobigny 93000, France
- 3 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Unité de Médecine Ambulatoire (UMA), Bobigny 93000, France
- 4 Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Villetaneuse 93430, France
- 5 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Gastroentérologie et Oncologie Digestive, Bobigny 93000, France
- 6 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Rhumatologie, Bobigny 93000, France
- 7 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Médecine Interne, ESH Hypertension Excellence Centre, Bobigny 93000, France
- 8 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Cardiologie, Bobigny 93000, France
- 9 APHP Hôpital Avicenne, Service de Médecine Gériatrique, Bobigny 93000, France
- 10 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Pneumologie, Bobigny 93000, France
- 11 Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, INSERM, U1272, Hypoxia and Lung, Bobigny 93000, France
- 12 AP-HP Hôpital Avicenne, Infectious Diseases, Bobigny 93000, France
- 13 EA 3412, Laboratoire Educations et Pratiques de Santé, Bobigny 93000, France
Received: May 12, 2020 Accepted: June 12, 2020 Published: June 23, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103583
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Background: To assess factors associated with one-month mortality among older inpatients with Covid-19.
Results: The mean age was 78 ± 7.8 years, 55.5% were men, CT scan lung damage was observed in 76% of the patients (mild 23%, moderate 38%, extensive 22%, and severe 7%). The mortality rate was 26%. Dependency/Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score ≤ 5/6, D-Dimers, LDH, and no anticoagulation by reference for curative were independently associated with one-month mortality. A score derived from the multivariate model showed good calibration and very good discrimination (Harrell’s C index [95%CI] = 0.83 [0.79-0.87]).
Conclusion: ADL-dependency, high serum levels of D-Dimers and LDH and the absence of anticoagulation were independently associated with one-month mortality among older inpatients with Covid-19.
Methods: 108 consecutive older inpatients aged 65 and over with Covid-19 confirmed by RT-PCR and/or typical CT chest scan were prospectively included in a French single-centre cohort study from March to April 2020. A systematic geriatric assessment was performed. Covariates were lymphocyte count, serum levels of albumin, C-Reactive Protein, D-Dimers and Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), anticoagulation level, and exposure to the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin combined therapy. Cox uni- and multivariate proportional-hazard regressions were performed to identify predictors of one-month mortality.