Published: 6 February 2020
Author(s): Luke Curtis
Section: Letter to the Editor

I read with interest your 12/24/19 Papadimitriou paper on factors affecting influenza mortality in a Swiss hospital [1]. One factor that I found especially interesting was the huge influence on malnutrition in increasing mortality. Malnutrition was present in 17 out of 25 (68%) non-survivors but in only 44 of 416 (10.6%) of survivors (OR 25.0, 95% CI 4.5–138.8, p 


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