Nov 25, 2021 (NewsRx) – By a news reporter staff news editor at CDC & FDA Daily – Detailed data on the coronavirus has been presented. According to news from the National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital by NewsRx editors, the study said, “We have developed a tool to guide decision-making for early triage of COVID-19 patients based on a predicted prognosis by using a Korean national cohort of 5,596 patients and validated the developed tool with an external cohort of 445 patients treated in a single facility. “

Financial supporters of this research are the NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SERVICE ILSANHOSPITAL.

Our news editors received a quote from the study by the National Health Insurance’s Ilsan Hospital: “The predictors selected for our model were older age, male gender, subjective fever, shortness of breath, impaired consciousness, temperature 37.5 ° C, heart rate 100 beats per minute, systolic Blood pressure 160 mmHg, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, cancer, dementia, anemia, leukocytosis, lymphocytopenia and thrombocytopenia. In the external validation, using age, gender, symptoms, and underlying disease as predictors, the AUC used as a benchmark for the performance of our model was 0.850 when predicting whether a patient needed at least one oxygen therapy and 0.833 when predicting whether a The patient will need intensive care or die of COVID-19. The AUCs improved to 0.871 and 0.864, respectively, when additional information on vital signs and blood test results was used. In contrast, the protocols currently recommended in Korea showed AUCs of less than 0.75. “

According to the news editors, the investigation concluded: “An application to calculate the prognostic score in COVID-19 patients based on the results of this study is posted on our website ( ), where the results of the validation ongoing in our facility are regularly updated. “

For more information on this research, see: Developing and Validating a Predictive Model for Early Triage of Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19. Scientific Reports, 2021.11 (1): 1-12. (Scientific Reports – The editor for Scientific Reports is Nature Portfolio.

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Our news journalists report that you can get more information by contacting Chansik An, Research Institute, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital. Other authors of this research include Hyun Cheol Oh, Jung Hyun Chang, Seung-Jin Oh, Jung Mo Lee, Chang Hoon Han, Seong Woo Kim.

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