Julie M. Kolinski, MD; Sakthi K. Sundararajan, MD; Sheila Swartz, MD; Kavita V. Naik, MD; Navdeep Gupta, MD
Published online ahead of print July 20, 2020.
Background: Several studies describing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported; however, to our knowledge, no case series has been published from the Midwest.
Objective: To describe demographic characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted with COVID-19 to a Wisconsin academic medical center.
Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of data obtained for COVID-19 patients admitted from March 14, 2020, through April 19, 2020.
Results: One hundred sixty-eight patients were admitted. Outcomes measured include time in the intensive care unit (53%), mechanical ventilation (18%), and death (19%). ICU patients had higher rates of diabetes, obesity, and higher inflammatory markers. The majority of patients admitted were African American (68%).
Conclusion: This case series highlights demographic similarities and differences, as well as outcomes, among COVID-19 patients in a Wisconsin Academic Medical Center compared to those reported in other geographic regions.