https://mansapublishers.com/EJMS/issue/feed Eastern Journal of Medical Sciences 2021-09-18T15:49:20+0530 Sayan Bhattacharyya editor.ejms@mansapublishers.com Open Journal Systems <pre><strong>ISSN: e-ISSN</strong> - 2456- 2785<br /><strong>Discipline:</strong> All Medical, Surgical and Dental Specialities<br /><strong>Starting Year:</strong> 2016<br /><strong>Current volume:</strong> Volume 5 <br /><strong>Issue per year:</strong> 4 issues<br /><strong>Editor-in-chief:</strong> Dr. Sayan Bhattacharyya, India<br /><strong>Indexing:</strong> Index Copernicus, Journal Guide, Research Bible, World Cat, Sherpa Romeo, Google Scholar<br /><strong>E-mail: <a href="mailto:editor.ijpds@mansapublishers.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">editor.ejms@mansapublishers.com</a> </strong></pre> https://mansapublishers.com/EJMS/article/view/3034 C-reactive protein as a prognostic marker in coronavirus disease-2019 2021-09-18T15:49:20+0530 Tarana Sarwat taranasf@gmail.com Devendra Kumar taranasf@gmail.com Neeraj Pal Singh taranasf@gmail.com Dalip Kakru taranasf@gmail.com <p>Background: Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged viral disease, for which there’s currently no definitive treatment. It is, therefore, necessary to determine biomarkers to know the extent of disease severity so that timely action can be taken to reduce mortality. We aimed to determine the usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in assessing COVID-19 disease severity and correlate them with mortality due to the same. Methods: Data for COVID-19 were retrospectively collected and analyzed from May 2020 to October 2020. The CRP value was correlated with disease severity using Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient. A logistic regression model was adopted to analyze the association between mortality and related factors. Results: Out of 642 patients enrolled, 22 died while 620 recovered. Most of the non-survivors were male. Multivariate analysis showed that age, diabetes, hypertension, and CRP values were significantly associated with mortality. CRP showed a strong positive correlation with disease severity and, hence, mortality. Conclusion: In patients with COVID-19, CRP correlated with disease severity and tended to be a good predictor of adverse outcome.</p> 2021-09-18T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021