The Neurological Implications of COVID-19: A Comprehensive Narrative Review


Ithamar Cheyne • Venmanassery Sreejan Gopinath • Neeharika Muppa , et. al., May 15, 2024, DOI: 10.7759/ cureus.60376  Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 revealed a huge number of problems as well as discoveries in medicine, notably, regarding the effects of the virus on the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). This paper is a narrative […]

Long COVID’s Unique Neural Impact


Co-authors are Jonas A. Hosp, M.D., Nils Schroter, M.D., Marco Reisert, Ph.D., Horst Urbach, M.D., Cornelius Weiller, M.D., and Elias Kellner, Ph.D Neurology Neuroscience, November 22, 2023 Summary: A new study reveals distinct brain changes in long COVID patients compared to those fully recovered from COVID-19 and healthy controls. The research employed Diffusion Microstructure Imaging (DMI) […]

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments


The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system BY STEPHANI SUTHERLAND, MARCH 1, 2023 March 2023 Neuroscience Tara Ghormley has always been an overachiever. She finished at the top of her class in high school, graduated summa cum laude from college and earned top honors in veterinary […]

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 […]