People with COVID-19 twice as likely to die if they have this health problem

In another research, specialists found that patients with COVID-19 and vertebral fractures are twice as to be expected to die from the disease.

This is the first run through scientists show that individuals who have such kind of fractures being increased danger of extreme COVID-19.

The research was conducted by a team at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milano, Italy.

The question is that why it could happen. Basically, Vertebral fractures happen when the bony block or vertebral body within the spine collapses, which may cause severe pain, deformity, and loss of height.

The basic reason behind these fractures is normally caused by osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones).  they’re a marker of frailty.

In the wake of COVID-19 many patients are being suffered from Vertebral fractures and it may influence cardiorespiratory function and disease outcomes.

In the latest research a study under took by the professional and they examined about x-rays of 114 COVID-19 patients and detected thoracic vertebral fractures in 35%.

These patients were older and more suffering from high heart rate and heart condition. in spite of their condition, they are more likely to need ventilators and were twice as likely to die compared to those without fractures. The death rate was higher in patients with severe fractures.

The good news from the teams of the patient who are suffering from Vertebral fractures, thoracic x-ray can detect these fractures and morphometric evaluation should be performed in COVID-19 patients at hospital admission.

Andrea Giustina, M.D., Director of the Institute of Endocrine and Metabolic Sciences.

The study is published with the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.