Title

Correlation and inquiry between critically ill coronavirus patients and secondary infections

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has come to be a massively widespread pandemic. While it is still considered a debate to where the virus originated from, it has become a major issue for civilians and medical officials at risk of exposure. Literature suggests the virus inflames and damages the walls of the air sacs within the lungs ultimately causing respiratory malfunction. Because of this, it has been hypothesized that a large percentage of the critically ill Covid-19 patients are in fact induced with respiratory complications. As the body attempts to fight off the virus, the lungs become exponentially more susceptible to damage. Eventually, fluid will fill the lungs. Common results of the fluid are the use of respiratory assists including the ventilator, increasing risk of infection within the lungs causing further complications for patients. Superimposed Bacterial Pneumonia, an acute pneumonia resulting from a bacterial infection is caused by outside stimulus including the Coronavirus. While bacterial infections can be resolved by antibiotics, viruses cannot and unnecessary treatment can make symptoms worse. As a result, bacterial pneumonia coincides with viral responses causing complications. The purpose of my research would be to analyze the specific data of bacterial infections in the respiratory tract (Bacterial/Coronavirus Pneumonia) at Lexington Medical Center connected to the critically ill coronavirus patients to ultimately illustrate the true morbidity of secondary infectious diseases. By specifically following these factors, the experiment conducted, will highlight the usefulness and necessity of antibiotic treatments within viral contractions to change medical practices in the future of medicine.

Location

HSS 203

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:15 AM

Correlation and inquiry between critically ill coronavirus patients and secondary infections

HSS 203

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has come to be a massively widespread pandemic. While it is still considered a debate to where the virus originated from, it has become a major issue for civilians and medical officials at risk of exposure. Literature suggests the virus inflames and damages the walls of the air sacs within the lungs ultimately causing respiratory malfunction. Because of this, it has been hypothesized that a large percentage of the critically ill Covid-19 patients are in fact induced with respiratory complications. As the body attempts to fight off the virus, the lungs become exponentially more susceptible to damage. Eventually, fluid will fill the lungs. Common results of the fluid are the use of respiratory assists including the ventilator, increasing risk of infection within the lungs causing further complications for patients. Superimposed Bacterial Pneumonia, an acute pneumonia resulting from a bacterial infection is caused by outside stimulus including the Coronavirus. While bacterial infections can be resolved by antibiotics, viruses cannot and unnecessary treatment can make symptoms worse. As a result, bacterial pneumonia coincides with viral responses causing complications. The purpose of my research would be to analyze the specific data of bacterial infections in the respiratory tract (Bacterial/Coronavirus Pneumonia) at Lexington Medical Center connected to the critically ill coronavirus patients to ultimately illustrate the true morbidity of secondary infectious diseases. By specifically following these factors, the experiment conducted, will highlight the usefulness and necessity of antibiotic treatments within viral contractions to change medical practices in the future of medicine.