‘Unusual’ cancers emerged after the pandemic. Doctors ask if covid is to blame.

Story by Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post 6/6/24 ROCK HILL, S.C. — Kashyap Patel looked forward to his team’s Friday lunches. All the doctors from his oncology practice would gather in the open-air courtyard under the shadow of a tall magnolia tree and catch up. The atmosphere tended to the lighthearted and optimistic. But that […]

The knowns and unknowns of long COVID-19: from mechanisms to therapeutical approaches

Roxana Gheorghita1,2Iuliana Soldanescu3Andrei Lobiuc2, et. al., Front. Immunol., 03 March 2024Sec. Viral Immunology Volume 15 – 2024 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2024.134408 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been defined as the greatest global health and socioeconomic crisis of modern times. While most people recover after being infected with the virus, a significant proportion of […]

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 blood holds clues to understanding long COVID

The search for biomarkers could eventually lead scientists to tests and treatments By Meghan Rosen, MARCH 4, 2024 Science News When I talk to immunologist Paul Morgan, he’s on the hunt for potentially life-altering drugs.  He’s got a call with a pharmaceutical company planned in the next half hour. His goal: persuade the company to supply his lab […]

Persistent symptoms and clinical findings in adults with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19/post-COVID-19 syndrome in the second year after acute infection: population-based, nested case-control study

Raphael S. Peter, Alexandra Nieters, Siri Göpel, et. al.,doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2024.05.22.24307659 Abstract Objective To assess risk factors for persistence vs improvement and to describe clinical characteristics and diagnostic evaluation of subjects with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19/post-COVID-19 syndrome (PCS) persisting for more than one year. Design Nested population-based case-control study. Setting Comprehensive outpatient assessment, including neurocognitive, cardiopulmonary exercise, and laboratory testing in four university health centres in […]

Brain abnormalities in survivors of COVID-19 after 2-year recovery: a functional MRI study

Yimiao Zhao , Qiongdan Liang , Zhendong Jiang, et. al, May 09, 2024DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.lanwpc.2024.101086 Summary Background A variety of symptoms, particularly cognitive, psychiatric and neurological symptoms, may persist for a long time among individuals recovering from COVID-19. However, the underlying mechanism of these brain abnormalities remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the long-term neuroimaging effects […]

Severe COVID-19 may be linked to long-haul symptoms

Byline: May 22, 2024 By Nardy Baeza Bickel Michigan NewsTopics: People who experience very severe COVID-19 illness have a higher prevalence of persistent symptoms, according to a new University of Michigan study. The findings highlight the urgent need to characterize and treat long-haulers — people who continue to experience lingering symptoms months after their initial […]

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 […]

Factors influencing long-term recovery in critically ill COVID-19 survivors: A prospective multicentre cohort study

Ingrid Didriksson, Attila Frigyesi, Martin Spångfors, et. al. Abstract Background Long-term outcomes after critical COVID-19 have not been sufficiently studied. This study aimed to describe changes in functional outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessed at 3 and 12 months in a cohort of critically ill COVID-19 survivors. A secondary aim was to investigate factors associated with good functional outcome and […]

Long Covid explanation in new study possibly paves way for tests and treatments

Scientists say that drugs that calm a key part of the immune system should be studied in clinical trials as potential long Covid treatments. Long Covid impacts some adults’ blood biomarkers, new study finds Jan. 18, 2024, By Barbara Mantel, Science Scientists have identified a persistent change in a handful of blood proteins in people with […]