Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Post-convalescent COVID-19 Adults: A Comparative Insight

Ghada E. Elgarawany • Sapna Shevade • Shahad Aldebi • Bader Ahmed • Fagr Omer • Raghad Adel, Published: June 06, 2024, DOI: 10.7759/cureus.61773 Cite this article as: Elgarawany G E, Shevade S, Aldebi S, et al. (June 06, 2024) Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Post-convalescent COVID-19 Adults: A Comparative Insight. Cureus 16(6): e61773. doi:10.7759/cureus.61773 Abstract Background and objective COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is highly contagious and […]

Research Suggests Unusual Form Of Cell Death Causes Severe COVID-19 Lung Damage

MAY 31, 2024 – Authored by Megan Redshaw, J.D. Epoch Times SARS-CoV-2 infection may cause severe pulmonary conditions such as pneumonia, inflammation, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, but until now, researchers have not understood the driving force behind lung damage caused by COVID-19. In a recently published paper in Nature Communications, researchers at Columbia University discovered […]

The Assessment of Functional Status Among COVID-19 Patients at Three Months Using Pulmonary Function Tests

Mohini Asija • Shaveta Dahiya • Rohit Parsad • Sanjay Fotedar • Rohit Sharma • Vikas Bhatthi  May 28, 2024, DOI: 10.7759/cureus.61221  Abstract Introduction The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the lives of thousands of patients worldwide with many patients having residual symptoms months after the acute infection. The severity of lung involvement ranges from mild asymptomatic to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), […]

Emerging role of complement in COVID‑19 and other respiratory virus Diseases

Mark T. Xiao1 · Calder R. Ellsworth· Xuebin Qin,: 3 February 2024 Abstract The complement system, a key component of innate immunity, provides the first line of defense against bacterial infection; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that it may also engender severe complications in the context of viral respiratory disease. Here, we review the […]

Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations

Hannah E. Davis, , Lisa McCorkell, Julia Moore Vogel, Eric J. Topol Nature Reviews Microbiology volume 21, pages133–146 (2023)Cite this article Abstract Long COVID is an often debilitating illness that occurs in at least 10% of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. More than 200 symptoms have been identified with impacts on multiple organ systems. At least 65 million individuals […]

COVID-19 Can Remain Undetected In Lungs For 18 Months: Study

DEC 14, 2023 – Authored by Amie Dahnke via The Epoch Times  The COVID-19 virus can remain in the lungs for months after an individual has been infected—even though it may be undetected by over-the-counter (OTC) tests, a new study finds. The findings, established by a research team from the Institut Pasteur in France and […]

Breathing difficulties after covid-19: a guide for primary care

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2023-074937 , June 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:e074937, Rachael Evans, Anton Pick, et. al. What you need to know Around one in four adults who were hospitalised with covid-19 and one in six who were not hospitalised experience persistent breathing difficulties beyond four weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection,12 and a cohort study in China demonstrated that breathlessness can persist […]

Runaway immune reactions cause long COVID breathing problems

Author: Christopher Vaughan, Stanford Medicine 2023 Stanford Medicine researchers have found a mechanism behind one of the most common symptoms of long COVID — shortness of breath. Post COVID-19 breathing problems are caused by a condition known as lung fibrosis, when damaged lungs form scar tissue, which makes it difficult for lungs to expand and […]

Who Is Most at Risk for Long COVID?

Demographic, clinical characteristics offer hints for caregivers, policymakers By JAKE MILLER March 8, 2023 Research This article is part of Harvard Medical School’s continuing coverage of COVID-19. A new study of more than 800,000 people has found that in the U.S., COVID “long haulers” were more likely to be older and female, with more chronic conditions than people in […]

Cardiorespiratory dysautonomia in post-COVID-19 condition: Manifestations, mechanisms and management

Artur Fedorowski, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Frida Nikesjö, Christer Janson, Judith Bruchfeld, Maria Lerm, Kristofer Hedma: May 2023, Journal of Internal MedicineVolume 294, Issue 5 p. 548-562 Abstract A significant proportion of COVID-19 patients experience debilitating symptoms for months after the acute infection. According to recent estimates, approximately 1 out of 10 COVID-19 convalescents reports persistent health issues more than 3 months after […]