Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is designated as a global pandemic. Elderly men with underlying medical conditions are more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and usually develop severe/ critical illness, therefore more attention we should be paid to them.
Objective: Describe methods that may help old patients with COVID-19 recover.
Methods: A case of a 91-year-old male COVID-19 patient in Haihe Hospital, Tianjin, China, has been reported here who survived after receiving supportive medical treatment and psychological assistance.
Results: In addition to medical interventions, psychological support may be needed to better treat COVID-19 patients, including the elderly.
Conclusion: Special care should be provided for elderly COVID-19 patients. Mutual understanding and support between patients and health-care workers are essential during this pandemic.
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.2648] [PMID: 32091533]
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00524-2020] [PMID: 32269088]