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Covid-19 may be the leading cause of death among young adults

Covid-19 may be the leading cause of death among young adults

According to a new study it is It is possible to identify Covid-19 patients with heart injury at high risk of death, especially in young adults. Doctors looked at 305 inpatients with elevated troponin levels, a protein released when the heart is injured. The increased risk of death has only been found when they are Changes in the size, shape, structure and function of the heart were observed.

Death rates were 5.2% in patients without troponin in the blood, 18.6% when troponin was high but the heart appeared normal, and 31.7% in those with high troponin plus heart remodeling. When other risk factors have been considered, high troponin was linked to death only in patients who also had cardiac remodeling.

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Covid-19, main death of young adults

THE patients with these symptoms and elevated levels should undergo further investigation and specific tests to have a clear and well-defined clinical picture. In addition to this study on heart injuries, a further study has focused on the deaths of young adults from the Covid-19 virus. Using data from the CDC, they analyzed all-cause deaths along with drug overdose deaths during the same period in 2018.

In three of the country’s 10 regions, deaths exceeded unintentional opioid overdose deaths in 2018 during at least one month of the pandemic. It is unclear which states are responsible for the most deaths in each region, but data not included in the document suggest that in New York, New Jersey and Louisiana more people between the ages of 20 and 39 were dying of Covid-19 than opioids usually kill in the same amount of time.

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Furthermore unnecessary use of antibioticswhich can lead to harmful bacteria developing resistance to life-saving drugs, increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Data from 84 large facilities show that antibiotic use in those hospitals increased during the initial peak of Covid-19. reversing a four-year downward trend. Although the use of antibiotics was not directly linked to the number of Covid-19 patients processed in each facility.

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