research product . 2021

Visceral adiposity elevates the risk of critical condition in COVID-19 : A systematic review and meta-analysis

Földi, Mária; Borbásné Farkas, Kornélia; Kiss, Szabolcs; Dembrovszky, Fanni; Szakács, Zsolt; Balaskó, Márta; Erőss, Bálint Mihály; Hegyi, Péter; Szentesi, Andrea Ildikó;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Country: Hungary
A higher body mass index (BMI) has become acknowledged as one of the important risk factors for developing critical condition in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In addition to BMI, body composition, particularly visceral adiposity, might be an even more accurate measure to stratify patients. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the association between the distributions of CT-quantified fat mass and critical condition of patients with COVID-19.A systematic search was conducted in five databases for studies published until 17th November 2020. In the meta-analysis, we calculated pooled mean difference (standardized mean difference; SMD) of visceral fat area (VFA; c...
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