Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

A Chronicle from the Eye of the Storm: Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Cremona’s Hospital

Lia A Beccara*, Francesca Mangiatordi, Simone Francavilla, Patrizia Arisi, Laura Bocchi, Maurizio Taglia, Sara Ponton, Elena Bucella, Giacomo Marino, Andrea Nocchi, Carlotta Pacioni, Antonio Labate, Maria Perrone, Anna Savini, Luca Andriollo, Giang Truong, Giorgio Morelli, Michela Pollastri and Antonio Cuzzoli

Emergency Unit, ASST Cremona, Cremona, Lombardia, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Lia A Beccara, Emergency Unit, ASST Cremona, Cremona, Lombardia, Italy

Received: June 10, 2020; Published: July 21, 2020



Objective: To draw an accurate picture of the condition of the Cremona public Hospital from February 21st to April 20th 2020, in particular the Emergency Unit management of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Design: A retrospective analysis of data from the institutional database was conducted.

Setting: Data from the Emergency Unit of the ASST Cremona Hospital (Lombardia, Italy), a secondary level public hospital.

Patients: All the patients aged > 13 years that were admitted to the Emergency Room (ER) during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Intervention: We retrospectively analyzed the ER access records, the discharge/hospitalization reports from ER department and data from the national discharge register were analyzed by the informatic services using the Sql Oracle language. 

Measurements and Main Results: From February 21st to April 20th 2020, 5078 patients were admitted to the ER at the Cremona Hospital. Out of 5078 patients evaluated, 2226 (43.8%) were hospitalized and 2852 (56.2%) were discharged. Of the 2226 patients hospitalized (average age 67.1 ± 37.4, 1791 (76.4%) received a diagnosis of SARS-CO-V2 infection. 1198 hospitalized patients received a diagnosis of SARS Covid interstitial pneumonia. The average stay in ER was 771 ± 919 min for patients who have subsequently been hospitalized, while the patients discharged had an ER stay of 465 ± 808 min. The total COVID positive patients’ deaths, hospitalized through the ER, were 333, equal to the 19.6% of the total admissions from ER.

Conclusion: ER team has put together all the competences and abilities to exploit the limited resources available, in order to better manage the emergency.

Keywords: COVID 19; Emergency Room; Interstitial Pneumonia; Cremona; SARS



Citation: Lia A Beccara., et al. “Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Varicose Vein among Traffic Police Working in Kathmandu". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 52-55.


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