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Tang, J., Xuan, C., Lin, J., Zhang, E., Zhong, M. and Deng, J. (2020) Clinical Significance of Detecting C-Reactive Protein, Interleukin-6 and Procalcitonin in COVID-19. The Journal of Practical Medicine, 36, 839-841.

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  • TITLE: Preliminary Exploration of the Initial Diagnostic Prediction Model of Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (2019-nCoV) Based on Clinical Data

    AUTHORS: Ritian Zha, Jingmin Gui, Jiancheng Hao, Yungui Zhou, Wensheng Jiang, Shangming Chen, Jiajia Zhao, Ruiping Xuan, Zhendong Jiang, Xiaoqin Liu, Ping Wang, Lei Zhang

    KEYWORDS: Clinical Data, 2019-nCoV, Prediction Model

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.11 No.1, January 14, 2021

    ABSTRACT: Objective: To explore those differences and relationships of the initial diagnostic clinical data between confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV and suspected cases of COVID-19, and then to establish prediction models for predicting the probability of the first diagnosis of 2019-nCoV. Methods: A total of 81 suspected cases and 87 confirmed cases of moderate 2019-nCoV diagnosed initially in the isolation wards of the First People’s Hospital of Wuhu and the People’s Hospital of Wuwei and Wuhan Caidian Module Hospital with the help of our hospital doctors were gathered, and retrospectively analyzed. Results: The most common symptoms were fever (76.79%) and cough (64.29%) in the total of 168 cases. The median age was 45 (35 - 56) years old in the 87 confirmed cases of moderate 2019-nCoV, older than the median age 36 (29 - 50) in the 81 suspected cases. There were significant more in the former than in the latter in the incidence of myalgia, ground-glass opacity (GGO), invasions of lesion in the peripheral lobes, vascular thickening and bronchial wall thickening, interlobular septal thicking, and small pulmonary nodules. On the contrary, there were less in the former than in the latter in the total number of leukocytes and neutrophils in blood routine examination and the levels of procalcitonin (PCT). Two groups were statistically significantly different (P P = ex/(1 + ex), x = −6.226 + (0.071 × ages) + (1.720 × fever) + (2.858 × myalgia) + (2.131 × GGO) + (3.000 × vascular thickening and bron-chial wall thickening) + (3.438 × invasions of lesion in the peripheral lobes) + (−0.304 × the number of leukocytes) + (−1.478 × cough) + (−1.830 × pharyngalgia) + (−2.413 × headache), where e is a natural logarithm. The area under the ROC curve (AUC) of this model was calculated to be 0.945 (0.915 - 0.976). The sensitivity is 0.920 and the specificity is 0.827 when the appropriate critical point is 0.360. Conclusions: A mathematical equation prediction model for predicting the probability of the first diagnosis of 2019-nCoV can be established based on the initial diagnostic clinical data of moderate 2019-nCoV. The prediction model is a good assistant diagnostic method for its high accurateness.