CLINICAL SYMPTOMS AND CHEST X-RAY FINDINGS FOR EVALUATION OF CHEST X-RAY IN MANAGEMENT AND PREDICTION OF CLINICAL OUTCOME OF CONFIRM CASES OF COVID-19

Correlation of clinical symptoms and chest-X-ray in Covid-19 patients

  • Khawaja Muhammad Baqir Hassan Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Tathir Baqir Hassan Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shakil Sarwar Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Irfan Najam Sheen Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Farrukh Islam Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Syed Aown Raza Shah Bukhari Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Disease (AFIC/NIHD)/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahbaz Shoaib Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Covid-19, CHest -Xray, Fever, Dry Cough

Abstract

Objective: To study clinical symptoms and chest X-ray findings for evaluation of chest X-ray in management of
confirmed cases of COVID-19 and predicting the clinical outcome.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: The departments of Radiology & Medicine of Combined Military Hospital Malir,
from Mar to May 2020.

Methodology: The sample used in this study consists of 73 patients. All the standard frontal projections of chest X-ray of PCR confirmed COVID-19 patients were studied on computer and findings were noted

Results: At the aggregate, the study indicates that there is no Significant Connection in between the clinical
symptoms, their severity and chest X-ray findings.

Conclusion: There is no significant connection found between the severity of clinical symptoms and chest X-rays suggesting that chest X-Ray cannot be a reliable indicator to predict the clinical outcome of the patient and has limited role in management of patient. Clinical assessment is still the main stay of the patient management.

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Published
2020-12-16
How to Cite
Hassan, K. M., Hassan, T., Sarwar, S., Sheen, I., Islam, F., Bukhari, S. A., & Shoaib, M. (2020). CLINICAL SYMPTOMS AND CHEST X-RAY FINDINGS FOR EVALUATION OF CHEST X-RAY IN MANAGEMENT AND PREDICTION OF CLINICAL OUTCOME OF CONFIRM CASES OF COVID-19. PAFMJ, 70(6), 1847-52. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v70i6.4520
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