Mean Platelet Volume and Red Cell Distribution Width Values in Patients with COVID-19 Admitted to Intensive Care Units or Wards from Emergency Department

Authors

  • Mehmet Ali Ceyhan Health Sciences University, Ankara City Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Miray Tümer Ankara City Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Selahattin Gürü Ankara City Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Gültekin Kadı Ankara City Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Gültekin Günhan Demir Istanbul Medipol University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords:

Complete Blood Count, COVID-19, Mean Platelet Volume, Intensive Care Units, Red Cell Distribution Width

Abstract

Background: Mean platelet volume (MPV) and red cell distribution width (RDW) values are components of complete blood count (CBC) which is a routine, cheap and fast test used in the evaluation of patients admitted to the emergency department (ED). The present study aimed to investigate RDW and MPV values in patients with Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) admitted to intensive care units (ICU) or wards from the ED.

Methods: A retrospective data analysis of patients who were admitted to Ankara City Hospital ICUs and wards with the diagnosis of COVID-19 was performed. Group 1 included patients admitted to ICUs and Group 2 included those admitted to wards.

Results: A total of 127 patients were admitted with a COVID-19 diagnosis. Mean age in Group 1 and Group 2 were 46±17 and 41±14, respectively. The number of patients admitted to ICU (Group 1) was 46 (36.2%), and the number of patients admitted to wards (Group 2) was 81 (63.7%). Of all patients, 122 patients (96.06%) were discharged and 5 patients (3.9%) died. RDW values in Group 1 was higher than those in Group 2 (p<0,001). Similarly, MPV was higher in Group 1 than Group 2 (p<0,001).

Conclusion: In patients with COVID-19, RDW and MPV values are higher in those admitted to ICU than patients admitted to wards from the ED.

Published

2021-05-29

How to Cite

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Ceyhan MA, Tümer M, Gürü S, Kadı G, Demir GG. Mean Platelet Volume and Red Cell Distribution Width Values in Patients with COVID-19 Admitted to Intensive Care Units or Wards from Emergency Department. Arch Curr Med Res [Internet]. 2021May29 [cited 2021Jun.15];2(2):24-8. Available from: http://acmronline.org/index.php/acmronline/article/view/40