Chemistry Alumna Co-authors Study on COVID-19

    September 1, 2020

    Karolyn Teufel, M.D. '98 co-authored a study alongside other George Washington University researchers that found five biomarkers were associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients.

    In a study of 299 COVID-19 patients who were admitted to GW Hospital between March 12 and May 9, 2020, they found that elevated levels of the biomarkers IL-6, D-dimer, CRP, LDH and ferritin meant an increased risk for ICU admission, invasive ventilatory support and death. This is an important finding, because it may help physicians in the U.S. better predict outcomes of COVID-19 patients.

    “The association between biomarkers and clinical outcomes in novel coronavirus pneumonia in a US cohort” was published in Future Medicine and is available here

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