G. Usha's scientific contributions

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There are numerous publications describing the epidemiology and clinical outcome of patients infected with COVID-19. However, limited studies solely describing the fatalities, especially in India. In this retrospective, single-centre analysis of patients’ case records, we aim to describe and discuss the demographics, clinical, laboratory findings i...
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Evaluation of clinical and epidemiological profiles of such patients can help in understanding and managing the outbreak more efficiently. This study was a prospective observational analysis of 200 diagnosed COVID-19 patients admitted to a tertiary care centre from 20th march to 8th May 2020. All these patients were positive for COVID-19 by an oro-...

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... Adults with CHDs are hypothesized to have increased risk for severe COVID-19, particularly in terms of cardiovascular involvement (Magoon, 2020;Ogunjimi et al., 2021;Radke et al., 2020). Given that acquired cardiac disease (e.g., coronary heart disease or heart failure) is associated with severe COVID-19 outcomes among the general population, it has been similarly hypothesized that adults with CHDs-who have potentially impaired and/or vulnerable hearts-may be at risk for worse COVID-19 outcomes (Tan & Aboulhosn, 2020), though the exact mechanisms potentially involved (e.g., exacerbation of heart failure and other cardiovascular and respiratory outcomes (Aladag & Atabey, 2021;Gupta et al., 2020;Russo et al., 2020)) are not understood. While mild CHDs are generally considered to have milder clinical consequences compared to severe CHDs, our findings may F I G U R E 1 Flow diagram outlining the patient inclusion and exclusion criteria highlight an increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes among patients with mild CHDs, including death and cardiac and respiratory conditions. ...