Evolution of neurologic symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long haulers”


Authors: Sareen T. Ali,Anthony K. Kang,Tulsi R. Patel,Jeffrey R. Clark, et. al. ,May 2022 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Abstract Objective We characterized the evolution of neurologic symptoms and self-perceived recovery of non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long haulers” 6–9 months after their initial Neuro-COVID-19 clinic evaluation. Methods In this follow-up study on the first 100 patients, 50 […]

Dysautonomia and small fiber neuropathy in post-COVID condition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


N. Azcue, R. Del Pino, et. al., Journal of Translational Medicine volume 21, Article number: 814 (2023)  Abstract Background Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and post-COVID condition can present similarities such as fatigue, brain fog, autonomic and neuropathic symptoms. Methods The study included 87 patients with post-COVID condition, 50 patients with ME/CFS, and 50 healthy controls (HC). The hemodynamic autonomic function was […]

COVID Long Haulers Are Calling Attention to Chronic Illnesses


But society is not prepared for the growing crisis of long COVID and the Medical Profession has abdicated its responsibility to treat Long haul patients. A Year has passed and NOTHING HAS CHANGED! By Meghan O’Rourke , Originally published March 1, 2022 Scientific American, updated Nov 2023 When the first wave of coronavirus infections hit the U.S. in […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Vagus Nerve Inflammation May Lead To Dysautonomia: New Study


 Authored by Megan Redshaw  The Epoch Times AUG 2023 New data may provide answers for those experiencing persistent symptoms long after their bout with COVID-19 has ended. These may include fatigue, lightheadedness, brain fog, cognitive issues, gastrointestinal problems, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or an inability to tolerate upright postures. A July 15 study published […]

Autonomic dysfunction in ‘long COVID’: rationale, physiology and management strategies


Melanie Dani,  Andreas Dirksen, Patricia Taraborrelli,  Miriam Torocastro, Dimitrios Panagopoulos, Richard Sutton, and Phang Boon Lim Clin Med (Lond). 2021 Jan; 21(1): e63–e67.  doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2020-0896 PMCID: PMC7850225 PMID: 33243837 ABSTRACT The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented morbidity, mortality and global disruption. Following the initial surge of infections, focus shifted to managing the longer-term sequelae of illness in survivors. ‘Post-acute COVID’ (known colloquially as ‘long COVID’) is […]

Potential molecular mechanisms of chronic fatigue in long haul COVID and other viral diseases


Carl Gunnar Gottschalk, Daniel Peterson, Jan Armstrong, Konstance Knox & Avik Roy  Infectious Agents and Cancer volume 18, Article number: 7 (2023) Cite this article, A Correction to this article was published on 24 April 2023 Abstract Historically, COVID-19 emerges as one of the most devastating diseases of humankind, which creates an unmanageable health crisis worldwide. Until now, this disease costs millions of lives and continues to paralyze […]

Unraveling long COVID: Here’s what scientists who study the illness want to find out


September 9, 2023, By Will Stone NPR Newsletter Researchers looking for root causes of long COVID work in the autopsy suite inside the Clinical Center at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images For people suffering from long COVID’s often disabling symptoms, including intense fatigue, breathing troubles, cognitive issues and heart […]

Alteration of the blood-brain barrier by COVID-19 and its implication in the permeation of drugs into the brain


Héctor Hernández-Parra1,2 Octavio Daniel Reyes-Hernández3 Gabriela Figueroa-González4 Manuel González-Del Carmen5 Maykel González-Torres6 Sheila I. Peña-Corona2 Benjamín Florán7 Hernán Cortés8* Gerardo Leyva-Gómez2* https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36998270/ Diverse neurological symptoms have been reported in patients with SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19), including stroke, ataxia, meningitis, encephalitis, and cognitive impairment. These alterations can cause serious sequelae or death and are associated with the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into the Central Nervous System […]

COVID-19 and possible links with Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism: from bench to bedside


David Sulzer, Angelo Antonini, Valentina Leta, Anna Nordvig, Richard J. Smeyne, James E. Goldman, Osama Al-Dalahmah, Luigi Zecca, Alessandro Sette, Luigi Bubacco, Olimpia Meucci, Elena Moro, Ashley S. Harms, Yaqian Xu, Stanley Fahn & K. Ray Chaudhuri  npj Parkinson’s Disease volume 6, Article number: 18 (2020) Cite this article Abstract This Viewpoint discusses insights from basic science and clinical perspectives on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)/severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in the brain, with a particular focus […]