Long covid: Hair loss and sexual dysfunction are among wider symptoms, study finds

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/ bmj.o1887 27 July 2022: BMJ 2022;378:o1887, Jacqui Wise People experiencing long covid have reported a wider set of symptoms than previously thought, including hair loss and sexual dysfunction. Electronic health records of 2.4 million people in the UK from January 2020 to April 2021 were analysed for a study published in Nature Medicine.1 The cohort included 486 149 people with […]

Long-term complications of COVID-19

Authors: Amar D. Desai,*Michael Lavelle,*Brian C. Boursiquot, and Elaine Y. Wan Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2022 Jan 1; 322(1): C1–C11.Published online 2021 Nov 24. doi:  10.1152/ajpcell.00375.2021PMCID: PMC8721906PMID: 34817268 Abstract SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly spread across the globe and infected hundreds of millions of people worldwide. As our experience with this virus continues to grow, our understanding of both short-term and […]

Associations between body-mass index and COVID-19 severity in 6·9 million people in England: a prospective, community-based, cohort study

Authors: Min Gao, MSc *, Carmen Piernas, PhD  , Nerys M Astbury, PhD, Prof Julia Hippisley-Cox, FRCPProf Stephen O’Rahilly, FRS, Prof Paul Aveyard, FRCGP † Summary Background Obesity is a major risk factor for adverse outcomes after infection with SARS-CoV-2. We aimed to examine this association, including interactions with demographic and behavioural characteristics, type 2 diabetes, and other […]

Histopathological observations in COVID-19: a systematic review

Authors: Vishwajit Deshmukh1, Rohini Motwani, Ashutosh Kumar3, Chiman Kumari4, Khursheed Raza5 Correspondence to Dr Rohini Motwani, Department of Anatomy, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India; rohinimotwani@gmail.com Abstract Background Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has caused a great global threat to public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 disease as a pandemic, affecting the human respiratory and other […]

Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among 540,667 Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19, March 2020–March 2021

Authors: Lyudmyla Kompaniyets, PhD1; Audrey F. Pennington, PhD1; Alyson B. Goodman, MD1,2; Hannah G. Rosenblum, MD1,3; Brook Belay, MD1; Jean Y. Ko, PhD1,2; Jennifer R. Chevinsky, MD1,3; Lyna Z. Schieber, DPhil, MD1; April D. Summers, MPH1; Amy M. Lavery, PhD1; Leigh Ellyn Preston, DrPH1; Melissa L. Danielson, MSPH1; Zhaohui Cui, PhD1; Gonza Namulanda, DrPH1; Hussain […]

Comorbidity and its Impact on Patients with COVID-19

Authors: Adekunle Sanyaolu 1, Chuku Okorie 2, Aleksandra Marinkovic 3, Risha Patidar 3, Kokab Younis 4, Priyank Desai 5, Zaheeda Hosein 6, Inderbir Padda 7, Jasmine Mangat 6, Mohsin Altaf 8 Abstract A novel human coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has made its way across the globe to affect over 180 countries. SARS-CoV-2 has infected humans in all age […]