A study by Chinese scientists.
Chinese physicians developed the critical condition of patients, it indicates a high risk of death from COVID-19, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Apostrophe.
This is stated in the study, which was published by the physicians from the First affiliated hospital of Soochow University.
The researchers studied 172 patients, of which 50.5% died in the intensive care unit within 28 days of receipt.
According to the observation of physicians, in surviving patients there is a high number of lymphocytes in the blood and lower levels of interleukin-6.
Based on these data, scientists have developed a formula for increased risk, which is the ratio of interleukin-6 by lymphocytes (IL-6 /lymphocytes), the so-called simplified index of immune dysregulation.
Thanks to the new marker can be identified patients with increased mortality risk and apply the methods of modern therapy, without waiting for the critical ill health.