COVID-19 Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 4 pp 4794—4810
Association of D-dimer elevation with inflammation and organ dysfunction in ICU patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective observational study
- 1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
- 2 Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
- 3 Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
- 4 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
- 5 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, P.R. China
- 6 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease, Jinyintan Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China
- 7 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Jinyintan Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China
- 8 Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
- 9 Joint Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Health, Wuhan Institute of Virology and Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei, P.R. China
- 10 Research Center for Translational Medicine, Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, Hubei, P.R. China
Received: August 10, 2020 Accepted: December 19, 2020 Published: February 11, 2021https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.202496
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated coagulation dysfunction is gaining attention. In particular, dynamic changes in the D-dimer level may be related to disease progression. Here, we explored whether elevated D-dimer level was related to multiple organ failure and a higher risk of death. This study included 158 patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China between January 20, 2020 and February 26, 2020. Clinical and laboratory data were collected. The relationship between D-dimer elevation and organ dysfunction was analyzed, as were dynamic changes in inflammation and lipid metabolism. Approximately 63.9% of patients with COVID-19 had an elevated D-dimer level on ICU admission. The 14 day ICU mortality rate was significantly higher in patients with a high D-dimer level than in those with a normal D-dimer level. Patients with a D-dimer level of 10-40μg/mL had similar organ function on ICU admission to those with a D-dimer level of 1.5–10μg/mL. However, patients with higher levels of D-dimer developed organ injuries within 7 days. Furthermore, significant differences in inflammation and lipid metabolism markers were observed between the two groups. In conclusion, the D-dimer level is closely related to COVID-19 severity and might influence the likelihood of rapid onset of organ injury after admission.