The long-term boomerang effect of COVID-19 on admissions for non-COVID diseases: the ECIEN-2022 study.

Publication date: Jul 15, 2023

Since COVID-19 pandemic started, many changes have been seen in the cycling patterns of pediatric pathologies. On year 2020, we described the initial effects of COVID-19, with a significant decrease in emergency visits and admissions, but 2 years later the situation seems to be reversed. Our study bridges a literature gap by exploring the lasting effects of COVID-19 on pediatric non-COVID admissions, particularly the resurgence of respiratory illnesses. ECIEN-2022 is a single-center, retrospective, observational-study conducted 3 years after the pandemic onset, to describe the long-term effects of COVID-19 in pediatric admissions for non-COVID diseases. Admissions during year 2022 were compared with the Pre-Pandemic Period (PPP: 2015-2019). Pediatric Emergency Department (P-ED) visits, hospital, and Intensive Care Unit (P-ICU) admissions were compared across pre- and post-pandemic periods. Monthly distribution and year-waves are presented. P-ED monthly visits (mean and Standard deviation (SD) raised from 3521 (533) in the PPP to 3775 (996) in 2022 (p 

Concepts Keywords
3years COVID-19
Boomerang Hospitalization
Pandemic Long-term effects
Pediatric Respiratory infections, SARS-CoV-2


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH emergency
disease VO Gap
disease VO monthly
disease MESH Respiratory infections

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