Long COVID scientists try to unravel blood clot mystery

May 15, 202312:15 AM ET By Anil Oza, Rebecca Ramirez, Emily Kwong, Gabriel Spitzer, Margaret Cirino, Berly McCoy, https://www.npr.org/2023/05/10/1175217130/long-covid-scientists-try-to-unravel-blood-clot-mystery As part of studying long COVID, graduate researcher Bradley Wade Hamilton separates out microclots from blood platelets in a solution. The federal COVID-19 public health emergency ended last week, but millions in the U.S. — and across the globe — are still dealing […]

Saliva changes in composition associated to COVID-19: a preliminary study

Alberto Muñoz-Prieto, Ivana Rubić, Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Sanchez, Josipa Kuleš, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, José Joaquín Cerón, Enrique Bernal, Alberto Torres-Cantero, María Rosario Vicente-Romero, Vladimir Mrljak & Asta Tvarijonaviciute  Scientific Reports volume 12, Article number: 10879 (2022) Cite this article Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV 2), is usually associated with a wide variety of clinical presentations from asymptomatic to severe cases. The use of […]

Acute blood biomarker profiles predict cognitive deficits 6 and 12 months after COVID-19 hospitalization

Maxime Taquet, Zuzanna Skorniewska, Adam Hampshire, James D. Chalmers, Ling-Pei Ho, Alex Horsley, Michael Marks, Krisnah Poinasamy, Betty Raman, Olivia C. Leavy, Matthew Richardson, Omer Elneima, Hamish J. C. McAuley, Aarti Shikotra, Amisha Singapuri, Marco Sereno, Ruth M. Saunders, Victoria C. Harris, Linzy Houchen-Wolloff, Neil J. Greening, Parisa Mansoori, Ewen M. Harrison, Annemarie B. Docherty, Nazir I. Lone, PHOSP-COVID Study Collaborative Group Nature Medicine (August 2023)  Abstract Post-COVID cognitive deficits, including ‘brain fog’, are clinically complex, with both objective and […]

Striking drop in stress hormone cortisol predicts Long Covid in US study

Authors: Bloomberg/The Strait Times August 11, 2022 Striking decreases in the stress hormone cortisol were the strongest predictor for who develops long Covid in new research that identified several potential drivers of the lingering symptoms afflicting millions of survivors. Levels of cortisol in the blood of those with the so-called post Covid-19 condition were roughly half […]

Laboratory Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis in COVID-19

Authors: Denise Battaglini, 1 , 2 , 3 Miquéias Lopes-Pacheco, 4 Hugo C. Castro-Faria-Neto, 5 Paolo Pelosi, 1 , 2 and Patricia R. M. Rocco 4 , 6 , 7 , * Front Immunol. 2022; 13: 857573.  Apr 27.  2022 doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.857573 PMCID: PMC9091347 PMID: 35572561 Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, with progression to multiorgan failure in the most severe cases. Several biomarkers can be altered […]