Navigation Links
H1N1 learnings: Risk factors for severe outcomes among patients admitted to hospital with H1N1
Date:2/16/2010

A new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/doi/10.1503/cmaj.091823 of all patients in Canada admitted to hospital for H1N1 in the first five months of the outbreak summarizes the risk factors for a severe outcome (www.cmaj.ca). The H1N1 pandemic presents important learnings for clinicians and researchers and data on severe outcomes can help inform future treatment and prevention guidelines.

The risk of a severe outcome among patients admitted to hospital with H1N1 was elevated among those who had an underlying medical condition and patients 20 years of age and older. Patients aged 65 years and older were at the greatest risk for death.

"All 13 provinces and territories in Canada participated in an active national surveillance system that captured all cases of laboratory-confirmed 2009 pandemic (H1N1) influenza in patients admitted to hospital or who died and then reported them to the Public Health Agency of Canada," write Dr. Rachel Rodin, Public Health Agency of Canada and coauthors. "The ability to gather detailed, case-based information rapidly and in a relatively uniform manner across Canada reflects an important partnership between provincial, territorial and federal public health authorities."

The study looked at 1479 people admitted to hospital, including the ICU, with confirmed H1N1. It found the risk of death increased by 5.5% with a delay of one day in the time between when the symptoms started and when the patient was admitted to the hospital. The risk of a severe outcome remained constant over a five-month period.

The authors conclude that as the pandemic evolves, continued investigation of risk factors for severe outcomes is needed to provide timely evidence to inform the development and updating of clinical and public health guidelines.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116 x2224
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Early Factors Predict Later-Life Stroke Risk, from the Harvard Health Letter
2. 3 key factors to help children avoid social rejection identified
3. For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors
4. With Pancreatic Cancer, Age Factors Into Familial Risk
5. National Fatigue Survey Examines Common Factors in Fatigue Across Chronic Medical Conditions
6. Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans
7. Transplant guide highlights daily infection risks from factors like pets and food
8. New research identifies modifiable risk factors for heart disease
9. Pixantrone Produces 250% Relative Improvement in 1 Year Progression Free Survival for Patients With Relapsed/Refractory, Aggressive Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Across All Measured Risk Factors - Updated Follow-Up Data
10. Veterans' Day Reminder from Men's Health Network: Pay Attention to Bladder Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors
11. News In Red and Blue: How Messages About Social Factors and Health Can Backfire
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization pursuing ... by diabetes, is excited to announce the 106 college athletes with type 1 diabetes ... in 2005, the Team Type 1 Foundation has bestowed a total of 271 college ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... ... IDC-Eating Disorder Care is excited to announce Dr. Tracey Cornella-Carlson ... Michigan. IDC, formerly known as Inner Door Center, was acquired in 2017 ... the field of eating disorder treatment in the state of Michigan. Dr. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Wendy M. Musielak, a partner at the ... as DuPage County Bar Association’s third Vice President earlier this year. She will serve the ... of the second Vice President, in accordance with the organization’s by-laws. , Musielak ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... , ... July 25, 2017 , ... “Now Hiring!” is ... Louis, Missouri. The company has achieved record-breaking sales for over 30 consecutive years ... next 12 months. , The upcoming year offers excitement and growth at HDIS, following ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... , ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... announce the launch of their partnership to provide the Pharmacist eCare Plan ... pharmacy-focused platform in the country with the ability to develop the Pharmacist eCare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , July 10, 2017 ... of a $5m Convertible Note to support the development ... led by Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Chinese Internet ... Center. This funding will advance multiple infectious disease product ... Founded by Dr. ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... , July 5, 2017 Wolfmet 3D  printed ... as physics and manufacturing combine to progress molecular radiotherapy imaging. ... SPECT systems are unable to accurately quantify the radiation absorbed ... information regarding the success of this radiotherapy treatment has been ... ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... -- Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees and a leader in ... Lab Sciences, further solidifying their position as the top American owned and operated ... ... Pace Analytical ... Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s capability as an innovative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: