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Clinical characteristics of bus drivers and field officers infected with COVID-19: A cross-sectional study from Istanbul

Guldemir et al., Work, doi:10.3233/wor-220292
Nov 2022  
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0 0.5 1 1.5 2+ Hospitalization 5% Improvement Relative Risk Vitamin D for COVID-19  Guldemir et al.  Prophylaxis Is prophylaxis with vitamin D beneficial for COVID-19? Retrospective 477 patients in Turkey (March - September 2020) No significant difference in hospitalization c19early.org Guldemir et al., Work, November 2022 Favors vitamin D Favors control
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Retrospective 477 COVID+ public transportation workers in Turkey, showing no significant difference in hospitalization with vitamin D use in unadjusted results.
This is the 102nd of 120 COVID-19 controlled studies for vitamin D, which collectively show efficacy with p<0.0000000001 (1 in 268 sextillion).
29 studies are RCTs, which show efficacy with p=0.000005.
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risk of hospitalization, 5.2% lower, RR 0.95, p = 0.89 (Fisher's exact test), treatment 19 of 81 (23.5%), control 98 of 396 (24.7%), NNT 77.
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Guldemir et al., 16 Nov 2022, retrospective, Turkey, peer-reviewed, 3 authors, study period 30 March, 2020 - 23 September, 2020, dosage not specified. Contact: hilalhizliguldemir@anadolu.edu.tr.
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Clinical characteristics of bus drivers and field officers infected with COVID-19: A cross-sectional study from Istanbul
Hilal Hizli Guldemir, Merve Kayali Sevim, Serkan Eti
Work, doi:10.3233/wor-220292
BACKGROUND: In metropolitans, where public transportation is used extensively, bus drivers are one of the occupational groups with a high risk of contracting COVID-19. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the difference between the clinical status of a group of bus drivers and field officers with COVID-19 on public transportation lines in Istanbul. METHODS: The study was conducted with 477 male volunteer participants. COVID-19 was confirmed through a positive nasopharyngeal culture sample using the real-time PCR test. Demographic information, biochemical parameters, clinical status, and the use of nutritional supplements were compared between those who recovered from COVID-19 at home or in the hospital. RESULTS: The body mass indexes (BMI) of 83.9% of individuals was above normal and 75.4% were treated for the disease at home. There were significant differences in terms of age, BMI, weight loss, smoking, use of nutritional supplements, blood glucose levels and vitamin B 12 values. However, there was no significant difference between the types of nutritional supplements used or other biochemical parameters. CONCLUSION: It was determined that those who survived the disease at home were younger and had a lower BMI. It is important for both individuals and for general public health to create healthy working environments, especially for bus drivers, who have a high risk of COVID-19 contamination and transmission due to their long exposure time.
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