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Rev Mal Respir ; 38(3): 240-248, 2021 Mar.
Article in French | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1087254


INTRODUCTION: The development of acute respiratory distress syndrome indicates a serious form of COVID-19. Although there have been several studies on the prognostic factors of its severe form, no such study has been conducted in Burkina Faso. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted from March 9 to June 9, 2020 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso which involved 456 patients with COVID-19. RESULTS: Nearly a quarter of the patients (23.2%) had presented with acute respiratory distress and 44.3% of them died. Being over 65 years old (HR: 2.7; 95% CI: 1.5-5.1) and having hypertension (HR: 1.9; 95% CI: 1-3.5) were independently associated with the risk of mortality. However, after adjustment, only age over 65 years (HR: 2.3; 95% CI: 1.2-4.3) was a risk factor for death. The survival rate for patients over 65 was 38.5% at 7 days and 30.3% at 15 days. CONCLUSIONS: Acute respiratory distress leading to death is mainly found in older people with COVID-19. Close monitoring of these high-risk patients may reduce the risk of death.

COVID-19/complications , COVID-19/mortality , Respiratory Distress Syndrome/etiology , Respiratory Distress Syndrome/mortality , Adolescent , Adult , Age Factors , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Burkina Faso/epidemiology , COVID-19/diagnosis , COVID-19/epidemiology , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Hypertension/complications , Hypertension/epidemiology , Hypertension/mortality , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Male , Middle Aged , Mortality , Prognosis , Respiratory Distress Syndrome/diagnosis , Respiratory Distress Syndrome/epidemiology , Retrospective Studies , Risk Assessment , Risk Factors , SARS-CoV-2/physiology , Severity of Illness Index , Young Adult
Business Horizons ; 2021.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-1062259


This conceptual paper explores how mindfulness can be successfully integrated in the strategy tool-kit of organizations. The likely global reconstruction in the aftermath of Covid-19 can be effective if organizations reexamine their existing philosophies and business practices. Against this backdrop, mindfulness is a time-tested practice, which has the potential to transcend all functions in a company’s value chain, to create a sustainable competitive advantage. According to the American Psychological Association (, 2012), mindfulness is: “…a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment…” This paper uses a strategy lens to examine mindfulness in organizations, which has implications for researchers and practitioners. First, the theoretical frameworks of mindfulness, and the performance improvements that individuals can expect from consistent practice, and how these improvements translate to organizational level performance are discussed. Next, the methods and tools for workplace application and the steps for implementing mindfulness strategies in organizations are summarized. Finally, implementation challenges are described and the assessment tools for mindfulness are offered.