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Published: 2021
SYNOPSIS

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes had a 85.7% lower death rate when given Vit D.

TITLE

Diabetes and Covid-19 among hospitalized patients in Saudi Arabia: a single-centre retrospective study.

CITATION

Alguwaihes AM, Al-Sofiani ME, Megdad M, Albader SS, Alsari MH, Alelayan A, Alzahrani SH, Sabico S, Al-Daghri NM, Jammah AA. Diabetes and Covid-19 among hospitalized patients in Saudi Arabia: a single-centre retrospective study. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2020 Dec 5;19(1):205. doi: 10.1186/s12933-020-01184-4. PMID: 33278893; PMCID: PMC7718833. Summary

SUMMARY

A total of 439 patients were included (median age 55 years; 68.3% men). The most prevalent comorbidities were vitamin D deficiency. While diabetes mellitus (DM) patients have a higher mortality rate than their non-DM counterparts, hospitalized patients showed 85.7%  lower mortality with vitamin D.

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