Retrospective analysis of aspirin's role in the severity of COVID-19 pneumonia
MD, Doctor, Maya Gogtay, Yuvaraj Singh, Asha Bullappa, Jeffrey Scott
World Journal of Critical Care Medicine, doi:10.5492/wjccm.v11.i2.92
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conflicting findings, the present study was designed to evaluate the impact of daily aspirin intake prior to hospitalization on the rate of COVID-19 positive patients' progression to the ICU.
Research motivation With the never ending COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative we find ways to keep patients out of the ICU. We have learnt that COVID-19 illness has major thrombotic and inflammatory effects. Aspirin would seem like an ideal choice to curb these effects. With this in mind, we conducted our study. But surprisingly we found that aspirin has no beneficial effects when it comes to preventing severe COVID-19 illness like ICU admissions. We postulate that patients taking aspirin were also older and had significant comorbidities, putting them at high risk for severe COVID-19. Furthermore, this study was carried out back when the most effective treatment modalities like steroids and remdesivir were not used. Hence, we conclude that aspirin's antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic properties may not be strong enough to combat the COVID-19 illness.
Research objectives Present study was designed to evaluate the impact of daily aspirin intake prior to hospitalization on the rate of COVID-19 positive patients' progression to the ICU.
Research methods The idea of using the below methods were modeled after the study by Chow et al and the recovery trial on Aspirin in patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Research methods adopted were the following: (1)..
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