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J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol ; 38(Suppl 1): S89-S95, 2022 Jul.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2024774


Background and Aims: The hypercoagulability occurring in COVID-19 patients is detected only by Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM). However, the benefit of performing ROTEM in the management of disease and predicting the outcome of COVID-19 patients is yet to be established. Material and Methods: The data of 23 critically ill and 11 stable COVID-19 adult patients were extracted from the hospital information system admitted between July and August 2020 and patient charts and analyzed retrospectively. The critically ill patients were divided as a survivor and non-survivor groups. The Intrinsic pathway part of ROTEM (INTEM) and Fibrinogen part of ROTEM (FIBTEM) were performed on day 0 for both critically ill and stable patients, and on day 10 for critically ill patients. The statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 26 was used for statistical analysis. Results: The median FIBTEM amplitude at 5 min (A5) and maximum clot firmness (MCF) were elevated in both stable and critically ill patients (24 vs 27 mm, P = 0.46 and 27.5 vs 40 mm, P = 0.011) with a significant difference in FIBTEM MCF. But there was no significant difference between number of survivors and non-survivors with FIBTEM MCF >25 at day 0 and day 10. Conclusion: The Hypercoagulability state as detected by ROTEM parameters at day 0 and day 10 had no association with the outcome (mortality) of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Hence it cannot be used as a prognostic test. The increasing age, comorbidities and D-dimer values were associated with a poor prognosis in COVID-19 patients.

Indian J Anaesth ; 64(9): 774-783, 2020 Sep.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-819031


BACKGROUND AND AIM: The anaesthesiologists are at the highest risk of contracting infection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in emergency room, operation theatres and intensive care units. This overwhelming situation can make them prone for psychological stress leading to anxiety and insomnia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We did an online self-administered questionnaire-based observational cross-sectional study amongst anaesthesiologists across India. The objectives were to find out the main causes for anxiety and insomnia in COVID-19 pandemic. Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) were used for assessing anxiety and insomnia. RESULTS: Of 512 participants, 74.2% suffered from anxiety and 60.5% suffered from insomnia. The age <35 years, female sex, being married, resident doctors, fear of infection to self or family, fear of salary deductions, increase in working hours, loneliness due to isolation, food and accommodation issues and posting in COVID-19 duty were risk factors for anxiety. ISI scores ≥8 was observed in <35 years, unmarried, those with stress because of COVID-19, fear of loneliness, issues of food and accommodation, increased working hours and with GAD-7 score ≥5. Adjusted odd's ratio of insomnia in participants having GAD-7 score ≥5 was 10.499 (95% confidence interval 6.097-18.080; P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The majority of anaesthesiologists on COVID-19 duty suffer from anxiety and insomnia. Addressing risk factors identified during this study with targeted interventions and psychosocial support will help them to cope better with the stress.