The Principles Of Treatment Staff Care Of Elderly Patients Under Burn & Plastic Surgery And With Covid-19 In ICU & Operating Room Based On Clinical Points: The Original Article
Co-occurrence of chronic diseases in the elderly is a common problem in the field of healthcare worldwide. In countries where life expectancy is high and non-communicable diseases are more common than communicable diseases, it has been reported that more than half of the elderly have at least two chronic diseases with different pathologies. The most common diseases in the elderly with Covid-19 are high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory system diseases. Studies have shown that patients with multiple chronic diseases have a worse prognosis than patients with only one disease.
However, the relationship between the type of disease and the number of concurrent diseases with the prognosis of elderly patients with Covid-19 is not definitely known. Due to the vulnerability of the elderly, prevention of the exacerbation of the disease, triage and prioritization of patients and reduction of mortality caused by Covid-19 is a big challenge. Many studies have focused on the clinical characteristics of Covid-19 patients, and information about the factors affecting the severity and lethality of the disease among the elderly is still limited. Therefore, this study was conducted in order to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and investigate the relationship between co-morbidity and underlying diseases with the severity and mortality caused by Covid-19 in the elderly.
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