Sarika Dakhode

Department of Community Medicine, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), India


  • Research   
    The Impact of COPD and Smoking History on the Severity of COVID-19
    Author(s): Havish Odugula VSS, Sarika Dakhode* and Ashok Mehendale

    Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are particularly vulnerable to respiratory tract infections causing respiratory exacerbations. There is no enough evidence to say either it are at higher risk of COVID infection or its complications like severe pneumonia or death. The study's purpose is to examine if COPD is linked to bad outcomes of COVID19 like hospitalization, or death due to COVID19. COVID-19 development and prognosis are both exacerbated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a history of smoking. Many who smoke are so much more susceptible to respiratory infections. Smoking can enhance the activity of ACE-2 receptor, which would be recognized as site for both the SARS-CoV2 and NL638 which are two human respiratory coronaviruses. This is also true for latest electronic devices used for smoking that "heat instead of burn, “such as elec.. Read More»

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