Effect of Olfactory Rehabilitation on the Recovery of Post-Coronavirus Disease Olfactory Dysfunction: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Alex Zxi Jian Ho • Nur Izzati B. Ishak • Eugene Hung Chih Wong, Published: June 06, 2024, DOI: 10.7759/cureus.61855 Cite this article as: Ho A, Ishak N B, Wong E (June 06, 2024) Effect of Olfactory Rehabilitation on the Recovery of Post-Coronavirus Disease Olfactory Dysfunction: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Cureus 16(6): e61855. doi:10.7759/cureus.61855 Abstract Introduction Persistent olfactory dysfunction was seen in many […]

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, and Dizziness in COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  Zahra Jafari, Bryan E. Kolb and Majid H. Mohajerani Abstract: Objectives: Extensive studies indicate that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) involves human sensory systems. A lack of discussion, however, exists given the auditory–vestibular system involvement in CoV disease 2019 (COVID-19). The present systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to […]

COVID-19 and Bone Loss: A Review of Risk Factors, Mechanisms, and Future Directions

Published: 15 January 2024, Volume 22, pages 122–134, (2024), Amy Creecy, Olatundun D. Awosanya, Alexander Harris, et. al. Springer Link Abstract Purpose of Review SARS-CoV-2 drove the catastrophic global phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a multitude of systemic health issues, including bone loss. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent findings related to bone loss and potential […]

Got a weird COVID-19 symptom? You’re not alone

From COVID tongue to COVID toe, doctors have seen some bizarre cases By Meghan Rosen, 2022 Science News As we head into our third pandemic winter, most people are all too familiar with the signs of COVID-19. The disease wears many different faces and can show up as chills, cough, difficulty breathing or other troublesome jumbles of […]

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 […]

Exploring the Clinical Features, Management of Hypertension, and Predictors of Severity in Hospitalized Hypertensive COVID-19 Patients

Abstract Background Hypertension significantly contributes to the severity, prolonged hospitalization, the need for intensive care, and mortality of COVID-19 patients. However, the data is still evolving. This study investigated the predictors of severity among hypertensive COVID-19 patients. Methodology This cohort study included 333 hospitalized hypertensive COVID-19 patients at the Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from April […]

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), […]

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 […]

Cognition and Memory after Covid-19 in a Large Community Sample

Authors: Adam Hampshire, Ph.D., Adriana Azor, Ph.D, et. al. Published February 28, 2024, N Engl J Med 2024;390:806-818, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2311330 VOL. 390 NO. 9 BACKGROUND Cognitive symptoms after coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), are well-recognized. Whether objectively measurable cognitive deficits exist and how long they persist are unclear. METHODS We invited 800,000 adults in a study in […]

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 […]