Vagus nerve stimulation for long COVID

By Bhavana Kunkalikar, Jun 2022; News Medical Life Sciences In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers assessed the effectiveness of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) in managing long coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the various manifestations of COVID-19 have been extensively studied, research is still required to understand the persistent neuropsychiatric […]

Study points to vagus nerve dysfunction as a central pathophysiological feature of long COVID

by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Feb 2022 News Medical Life Sciences New research to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2022, Lisbon, 23-26 April) suggests that many of the symptoms connected to post-COVID syndrome (PCC, also known as long COVID) could be linked to the effect of the virus on […]

New research points to possible reason for long COVID

A Spanish study suggests that SARS-CoV-2 mediated vagus nerve dysfunction (VND) could be responsible for long COVID. By SHIRA SILKOFF, FEBRUARY 2022 – The Jerusalem Post Many symptoms of post-COVID syndrome could be caused by lasting damage sustained to one of the most important nerves in the human body during initial infection with coronavirus, new research has […]

Vagus nerve dysfunction has a central pathogenic role in the pathophysiology of the post-COVID condition

By Neha Mathur, Jun 2023, The Lancet In a recent study posted to Preprints with The Lancet* server, a team of researchers performed an extensive database search to identify studies providing consistent data on structural and functional alterations in organs and body parts innervated by the vagus nerve in subjects with post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) condition (PCC), […]

Long COVID Linked With Viral Persistence, Serotonin Decline

Emily Harris, JAMA. Published online November 1, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.21170 A study linking viral infection with reduced levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in learning, memory, and mood, has proposed a new potential mechanism underlying post–COVID-19 condition. Also known as long COVID, the condition involves symptoms such as fatigue, memory loss, and cognitive impairment. Using results from human participants, […]