Diabetes and Covid-19 among hospitalized patients in Saudi Arabia: a single-centre retrospective study
Abdullah M Alguwaihes, Mohammed E Al-Sofiani, Maram Megdad, Sakhar S Albader, Mohammad H Alsari, Ali Alelayan, Saad H Alzahrani, Shaun Sabico, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Anwar A Jammah
Cardiovascular Diabetology, doi:10.1186/s12933-020-01184-4
Background: Information on the clinical characteristics and outcomes of hospitalized Covid-19 patients with or without diabetes mellitus (DM) is limited in the Arab region. This study aims to fill this gap.
Supplementary information Supplementary information accompanies this paper at https ://doi. org/10.1186/s1293 3-020-01184 -4. Additional file 1: Table S1 . Presenting symptoms and vital signs of Covid-19 patients according to severity and final outcome. S2 . Clinical characteristics of Covid-19 patients according to severity and outcome. S3 . Factors for outcomes of interest using the multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model.
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Authors' contributions AMA, MEA and AAJ contributed to the study design and conducting the study. MM, SSA, MHA, AA, and SHA contributed to the data collection and conducting the study. SS wrote the manuscript and performed data analysis. AMA and NMA contributed to the data interpretation and fund acquisition. AMA is the guarantor of this work, has full access to the data and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis. All authors critically reviewed and approved the manuscript in its original, revised and final form. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Ethics approval and consent to participate Informed consent was waived by the Ethics Committee of the College of Medicine in King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (E-20-5090/July 5, 2020).
Consent for publication Not applicable.
Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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