Retrospective Analysis of Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Infection: A Single-Center Study From Kerala

Sheela Mathew • Sreejith Ramaswamy • Shiji P V • Aquil Kalanad • Aaron G. John, Published: June 06, 2024, DOI: 10.7759/cureus.61772 , Mathew S, Ramaswamy S, P V S, et al. (June 06, 2024) Retrospective Analysis of Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Infection: A Single-Center Study From Kerala. Cureus 16(6): e61772. doi:10.7759/cureus.61772 Abstract Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in significant morbidity and […]

New Comprehensive Review Examines Potential Harms of COVID-19 Vaccination and Intramuscular Vaccination

News Release | April 16, 2024 WASHINGTON — A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviews evidence for 19 potential harms of the COVID-19 vaccines, and for nine potential shoulder injuries from intramuscular administration of vaccines more broadly. The committee that conducted the review identified sufficient evidence to draw 20 conclusions about whether these […]

The underlying cause of Long COVID is still a puzzle

The underlying cause of Long COVID is still a puzzle to researchers. But Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and co-lead investigator of the Yale RECOVERY and Yale LISTEN studies, has theories. Iwasaki explains that Long COVID is an “umbrella term” and likely has “multiple mechanisms that are not […]

The Concealing Effect of COVID-19: Unveiling the Surge in Community-Acquired Infections and Its Association With Diabetic Ketosis During the Pandemic

Abstract Background Some studies suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has contributed to diverting attention from other community-acquired infections (CAIs), leading to an increase in their incidence and severity. Our study aimed to describe and compare clinical features of CAI before and during the pandemic as a factor precipitating diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA). Methodology We included 250 […]

From Infection to Chronic Illness: Learning From Long COVID

May 17, 2024, American Society for Microbiology Since the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has caused unexplained, chronic, post-infection symptoms in survivors. The phenomenon, known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection or “Long COVID,” surfaced shortly after COVID-19 testing was introduced to the public, and doctors began noting a pattern of onset of chronic fatigue and dysautonomia in patients […]

Long-COVID improves in 50% of patients after a year in a Midwestern cohort

Grant Stalker, Rosarie Tudas, et. al., doi: Abstract Background: Many of those infected with COVID-19 experience long-term disability due to persistent symptoms known as Long-COVID, which include ongoing respiratory issues, loss of taste and smell, and impaired daily functioning. Research Question: This study aims to better understand the chronology of long-COVID symptoms. Study Design and Methods: We prospectively enrolled […]

FDA Finds mRNA COVID Vaccines May Cause Seizures in Toddlers

FDA researchers detected a safety signal for seizures in children ages 2-4 following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA. By Brenda Baletti, Ph.D. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected a safety signal for seizures in young children following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Network […]

Large study provides scientists with deeper insight into long COVID symptoms

Thaweethai T, Jolley SE, Karlson EW, et al. Development of a Definition of Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection.  JAMA. Published online May 25, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.8823 NIH-funded research effort identifies most common symptoms, potential subgroups, and initial symptom-based scoring system – with aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment. Initial findings from a study of nearly 10,000 Americans, many […]

Over half the people who get COVID have lingering symptoms after 3 years, new study finds

Research highlights the need for ‘clearer definition’ of COVID, says Dr. Marc Siegel By Melissa Rudy Fox News :Published November 25, 2023 The real risks of long COVID-19 Paul Gigot interviews Dr. Marty Makary. For over half the people who recover from COVID-19, some symptoms linger for as long as three years, according to a new study published this […]