Coronavirus Disease and Risk of Ischemic Stroke

How does the risk of acute ischemic stroke compare between patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and patients with influenza, a respiratory virus previously associated with stroke?

Describe the adjustments that were made in the data analysis. Explain why these adjustments were made. Identify the parameters for confidence intervals established for this study. Identify the odds ratio after adjustment for age, sex, and race for the likelihood of stroke for patients with COVID-19 and patients with influenza infection. Explain how using the odds ratio impacts the study outcomes. Describe how you would apply the outcomes or conclusions from this epidemiologic study to inform your practice as a DNP-prepared advanced practice nurse.