Impact of early in-hospital nutritional status on clinical outcomes in
Coronavirus disease 2019 patients: A single-center retrospective
Background： This study investigated the effects of nutritional status
at the time of admission on clinical outcomes in patients with
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Methods：A retrospective analysis
was performed on 54 patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Clinical data of
admitted patients, albumin and pre-serum albumin levels,
gastrointestinal intolerance, and general information were collected and
analyzed. The primary clinical outcomes were length of hospital stay and
hospitalization costs. Results：The results showed that albumin and
pre-serum albumin levels of patients at admission were negatively
associated with the length of hospital stay and hospitalization costs (P
< 0.001). Patients with poor appetite had longer hospital
stays (P < 0.001) and higher hospital costs (P = 0.022).
Conclusion：These results indicated that the nutritional status at
admission can directly influence the clinical outcomes of COVID-19.