HealthDay operates under the strictest editorial standards. Our syndicated news content is completely independent of any financial interests, is based solely on industry-respected sources and the latest scientific research, and is carefully fact-checked by a team of industry experts to ensure accuracy.
- All articles are edited and checked for factual accuracy by our Editorial Team prior to being published.
- Unless otherwise noted, all articles focusing on new research are based on studies published in peer-reviewed journals or issued from independent and respected medical associations, academic groups and governmental organizations.
- Each article includes a link or reference to the original source.
- Any known potential conflicts of interest associated with a study or source are made clear to the reader.
Please see our Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy for more detail.Editorial and Fact-Checking Policy
HealthDay Editorial Commitment
HeathDay is committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of impartial editorial standards in the content that we present on our website. All of our articles are chosen independent of any financial interests. Editors and writers make all efforts to clarify any financial ties behind the studies on which we report.
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For hospitalized COVID-19 patients with altered mental status or stroke upon admission, there is a higher risk for in-hospital mortality independent of disease severity, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Neurology.
Emad Nader Eskandar, M.D., from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, and colleagues compared outcomes for 4,711 hospitalized COVID-19 patients with and without neurological involvement (acute stroke, new or recrudescent seizures, altered mentation with normal imaging, and neuro-COVID-19 complex).
The researchers found that 12 percent of the patients had neurological issues of sufficient concern to warrant neuroimaging. Compared with 1,743 COVID-19 patients matched for age and disease severity admitted during the same period who did not have neurological involvement, there was a higher risk observed for mortality among patients with altered mentation (odds ratio, 1.39) or radiologically confirmed stroke (odds ratio, 3.1).
"While other biomarker factors also predict mortality, measures to identify and treat such patients may be important in reducing overall mortality of COVID-19," the authors write.
This story may be outdated. We suggest some alternatives.
The content contained in this article is over two years old. As such our recommendation is that you reference the articles below for the latest updates on this topic. This article has been left on our site as a matter of historic record. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Updated on May 25, 2022