Two new articles from the EPIVAC research group in Tarragona
The Epidemiology and Vaccines Research Group (EPIVAC), led by dr. Angel Vila and Dra. Eva Satué from the IDIAP Research Support Unit Jordi Gol from the Camp de Tarragona Primary Care Directorate, has published two new original articles: one last September, in the Spanish Health Journal Public and another, in the BMC Public Health Journal.
The first, published in the Spanish Journal of Public Health, analyzes the care position, symptoms and clinical course, severity and fatality in 536 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in adults over 50 years of age in the Tarragona area from March-June 2020, during the first wave & nbsp; epidemic of COVID19. This article describes and analyzes the clinical characteristics of all confirmed cases & nbsp; of COVID19, treated as outpatients, hospitalized and admitted to residences / social health.
The second, published in the BMC Public Health Journal, looks at related mortality & nbsp; with COVID-19 and deaths from any cause, observed among people over 50 years of age during the first epidemic wave, evaluating the risk of mortality (from COVID-19 and / or from any cause) according to sociodemographic and medical conditions pre- existing.
Both studies, in which different Primary Care professionals from ICS Camp de Tarragona have participated, were funded by a research grant from the Carlos III Health Institute of the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain (file COV20 / 00852; call for the disease by SARS-COV-2 / Covid-19, RDL 8/2020, March 17, 2020) and the support of IDIAP Jordi Gol.
Below you have the references of both articles:
- Vila-Córcoles Á, Vila-Rovira Á, Satué-Gracia EM, Ochoa-Gondar O, de Diego-Cabanes C, Hospital-Guardiola I, Forcadell-Peris MJ, Martín-Luján F, Basora-Gallisà J. Lugar de atención, sintomatología y curso clínico, gravedad y letalidad en 536 casos confirmados de COVID-19 en adultos mayores de 50 años en el área de Tarragona, marzo-junio de 2020. Rev Esp Salud Publica. 2021 Sep 8;95:e202109115.
- Vila-Corcoles A, Satue-Gracia E, Vila-Rovira A, de Diego-Cabanes C, Forcadell-Peris MJ, Hospital-Guardiola I, Ochoa-Gondar O, Basora-Gallisa J. COVID19-related and all-cause mortality risk among middle-aged and older adults across the first epidemic wave of SARS-COV-2 infection: a population-based cohort study in Southern Catalonia, Spain, March- June 2020. BMC Public Health. 2021 Oct 6;21(1):1795.