TENDENCIAS EN EL USO DE FÁRMACOS PARA LA COVID-19 DURANTE LA PRIMERA OLA DE LA PANDEMIA EN UN HOSPITAL DE LIMA, PERÚ

Translated title of the contribution: TRENDS IN DRUGS USAGE FOR COVID-19 DURING THE FIRST WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC IN A HOSPITAL IN LIMA, PERU

Nataly Echevarria Castro, Danitza Rojo García, Midori Torpoco Rivera, Paola Rondán-Guerrero, Frank García-Rojas, Alvaro Taype-Rondan

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the pharmacological trends in patients with COVID-19 from a hospital in Peru during the first wave of the pandemic. Retrospective study conducted between April and September 2020. The medical records of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia at the Dos de Mayo National Hospital (Lima, Peru) were reviewed. Of a total of 3103 patients, 381 medical records were included (77.4% male, median age: 44 years). The use of four prehospital drugs increased (azithromycin, ivermectin, corticosteroids, and ceftriaxone), while the in-hospital use of six drugs (ceftriaxone, azithromycin, hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, corticosteroid pulse, and prophylactic anticoagulation) decreased and in-hospital anticoagulation use decreased. These findings suggest that the management of COVID-19 has varied during the first wave of the pandemic, typically increasing prehospital drug use and decreasing inpatient use.

Translated title of the contributionTRENDS IN DRUGS USAGE FOR COVID-19 DURING THE FIRST WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC IN A HOSPITAL IN LIMA, PERU
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)608-614
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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