Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 3

Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Surgical Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Reconversion Hospital

Francisco Javier Martínez-Jiménez1*, Noé Zaragoza-Arias1, Sergio Arturo Ayala-Velazquez2, Cinthia Lizbeth Macias-Guzman3, Adán Escareño-Sánchez1 and Carmen Rodriguez-Deniz4

1General Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Medical Unit of High Specialty Bajio from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico
2Orthopaedics and Traumatology Service, Medical Unit of High Specialty Bajio from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico
3Oncology Service, Specialty Hospital, Mexican Social Security Institute, Medical Unit of High Specialty Bajio from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico
4Head of Medical Benefits Delegation Guanajuato, Medical Unit of High Specialty Bajio from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico

*Corresponding Author: Francisco Javier Martínez-Jiménez, Department of Surgery, Medical Unit of High Specialty Bajio from Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico.

Received: January 31, 2022; Published: February 23, 2022


Introduction: COVID-19 has generated greater morbidity in patients, forcing a hospital reconversion.

Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate the morbidity and mortality of patients undergoing surgery during the epidemic phase.

Material and methods: A prospective, cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study was conducted in patients undergoing surgery during hospital reconversion. Demographics, comorbidities, hospital stay and postoperative complications were recorded. Descriptive statistics, Chi square were used to look for an association between the presence of complications and comorbidities and demographics.

Results: There were 133 patients, 69 women and 64 men; median age 56 years, median hospital stay 4 days; 19.5% had diabetes mellitus, 29.3% arterial hypertension, 5.3% chronic lung disease, 45.1% immunosuppression and 3.8% confirmed by SARS-Cov-2. 39 patients had post-surgical complications. Morbidity of 29.3% and mortality of 6.8% were observed. We found a significant difference in the association between complications and high blood pressure (p = 0.021), age group (p = 0.006), and confirmation of COVID-19 (p = 0.001).

Conclusions: Arterial hypertension, advanced age and confirmation of SARS-Cov-2 are associated with the presence of post-surgical complications in this pandemic.

Keywords: Coronavirus Infection; Covid-19; Pandemic; Morbidity; Post-Surgical Complications


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Citation: Francisco Javier Martínez-Jiménez., et al. “Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Surgical Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Reconversion Hospital". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.3 (2022): 41-47.


Copyright: © 2022 Francisco Javier Martínez-Jiménez., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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