COVID Patients With High BMI Face Longer ICU Stay and Increased Risk of Death

COVID ICU

High BMI independently associated with death and longer ICU stay for COVID patients.

Obese patients (BMI >35 kg/m2) were twice as likely to experience a prolonged ICU stay or die, in a large Swedish cohort study.

In patients with Sahlgrenska Hospital

Sahlgrenska Hospital and the Sahlgrenska Academy. Credit: Johan Winborg, CC-BY 4.0

In the new study, Sjögren and colleagues analyzed data on 1,649 COVID-19 patients from the Swedish Intensive Care Registry, a national quality registry which covers all ICUs in Sweden. The patients included in the study were admitted to ICUs during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 6 and August 30, 2020, 96% had a positive PCR test for the

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