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Table 1 Patients’ demographics, comorbidities, surgical and clinical details, respiratory parameters and need of oxygen support

From: COVID-19: not a contraindication for surgery in patients with proximal femur fragility fractures

  Case n° 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  Sex F F M F F F F F F M
  Age 85 72 85 89 77 98 81 81 80 91
  Hospital stay (days) 22 8 13 9 9 9 12 12 29 7
  Clinical history AF, PD, NIDDM    HTN, HT HTN, PD, HCL, MPD Coronary artery disease Coronary artery disease HTN HTN, PD  
  Fracture Left, AO31A Left, AO31A Left, AO31A Right, AO31A Right, AO31A Right, AO31A Right, AO31A Left, AO31A Right, AO31B Right, AO31B
  SARS-CoV-2 quantitative RT-PCR Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive Positive
  Surgery PFN PFN PFN PFN PFN PFN PFN PFN HA HA
  Postoperative blood transfusions (N) 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 1
  Complications - - UTI, Pericardial effusion Respiratory failure - Respiratory failure - - UTI Respiratory failure
  Chest X-ray Positive Positive Negative Positive Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative
  Mechanical ventilation No No No No No No No No No No
Oxygen support through Venturi mask (L/min) Admission No (SaO2 94% in AA) No (SaO2 96% in AA) No (SaO2 95% in AA) No (SaO2 93% in AA) 4 L/min (SaO2 94%) No (SaO2 90% in AA) No (SaO2 97% in AA) No (SaO2 96% in AA) No (SaO2 93% in AA) No (SaO2 96% in AA)
First 3 days of hospitalization 6 L/min 8 L/min 6 L/min No 4 L/min 2 L/min 2 L/min 2 L/min 4 L/min 8 L/min
Major level needed during hospitalization 10 L/min 8 L/min 6 L/min No 6 L/min 4 2 2 8 8
Discharge No (SaO2 96% in AA) No (SaO2 96% in AA) No (SaO2 96% in AA) - No (SaO2 96% in AA) - 2 L/min (SaO2 96%) No (SaO2 96% in AA) No (SaO2 93% in AA) No (SaO2 96% in AA)
  Discharge mode COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit Death COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit Death COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit COVID-19 Rehabilitation Unit
  Follow-up (days) 31 29 23 18 18 15 14 16 39 35
  1. Abbreviations: PFN proximal femoral nailing; HA hemiarthroplasty; RT-PCR real time polymerase chain reaction; AF atrial fibrillation; HTN hypertension; HT hypothyroidism; HCL hypercholesterolemia; NIDDM diabetes mellitus; PD Parkinson’s disease; MPD myeloproliferative disorder; UTI urinary tract infection; AA ambient air