Patients with COVID-19, liver injury at higher risk for morbidity, mortality

Researchers observed a significantly increased risk for mortality, mechanical ventilation, ICU admission and 30-day re-admission in patients with COVID-19 with liver disease, according to a presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology virtual annual meeting.“COVID-19 patients with [liver injury] had increased 30-day readmission rates,” Mohammad Siddiqui, MD, from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, said. “Cirrhosis is associated with increased mortality in COVID-19.”From March 1, 2020, to April 30, 2020, Siddiqui and colleagues performed aRead More

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