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April 23, 2021

Does Taking an Angiotensin Inhibitor Increase the Risk for COVID-19? – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A systematic review and meta-analysis found no association between angiotensin inhibitor (ACE) use and COVID-19 severity or mortality. The authors suggest that these data may indicate that the presence of hypertension, rather than the use of ACEs, is a greater risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes. The authors conclude that there is no evidence to…

March 18, 2021

Frailty as a Predictor of Mortality among Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

COVID-19 patients with frailty had a 2.5-fold higher risk of dying compared to those without frailty, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 15 studies including 23,944 COVID-19 patients. Subgroup analyses of studies with hospitalized patients (n=8 studies) and nursing home residents (n=2) showed that risk of dying among patients with frailty was 2.6-fold…