The COVID-19 pandemic — what have urologists learned?

Benedikt Ebner, Yannic Volz, et, al. Nature Reviews Urology volume 19, pages344–356 (2022) Abstract On 11 March 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic and COVID-19 emerged as one of the biggest challenges in public health and economy in the twenty-first century. The respiratory tract has been the center of attention, but COVID-19-associated complications affecting […]

Long COVID still has no cure — so these patients are turning to research

With key long COVID trials yet to yield results, people with the condition are trying to change how clinical trials are done. When Lisa McCorkell got COVID-19 in March 2020, her symptoms were mild. Her physicians told her to isolate from others and that she would recover in a few weeks. But the weeks stretched […]

Long COVID patients report improvements following self-regulation therapy, study finds

by University of California, Los Angeles A new UCLA-led study suggests that some people living with long COVID may be able to alleviate certain symptoms by using short-term, self-regulating therapies. The small-scale study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, recruited a group of 20 long COVID patients, many of whom had been experiencing symptoms for more than […]

Japanese Preprint Calls For mRNA COVID -19 Vaccines To Be Suspended Over Blood Bank Contamination Concerns

MAR 23, 2024 – Authored by Naveen Athrappully via The Epoch Times  Receiving blood transfusion from COVID-19-vaccinated individuals could pose a medical risk to unvaccinated recipients since numerous adverse events are being reported among vaccinated people worldwide, according to a recent study from Japan. The preprint review, published on March 15, examined whether receiving blood from COVID-19-vaccinated […]

Five Bold Predictions for Long COVID in 2024

Sara Novak, January 25, 2024 With a number of large-scale clinical trials underway and researchers on the hunt for new therapies, long COVID scientists are hopeful that this is the year patients — and doctors who care for them — will finally see improvements in treating their symptoms. Here are five bold predictions — all […]

Could new clues on how long COVID affects immune system lead to treatment?

By Deep Shukla on January 28, 2024 Medical News Today Approximately 10%-20%Trusted Source of individuals with a SARS-CoV-2 infection experience lingering symptoms beyond three months after symptom onset. These symptoms referred to as long COVID, can be debilitating, but there is a lack of diagnostic or therapeutic tools. A new study published in Science found that patients experiencing long COVID symptoms six months after […]

Clinical trial aims to find out if low-dose lithium could treat long COVID

By ELLEN GOLDBAUM Published January 11, 2023  “I just kept hearing the same story: that within days they were noticing satisfactory benefit. ” Thomas J. Guttuso Jr., professor, Department of Neurology, University of Buffalo Adults experiencing long COVID may be interested in a new University at Buffalo clinical trial that is testing low-dose lithium as a potential treatment. […]

Efficacy and Safety of Lithium Treatment in SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patients

Carlos Spuch, 1 ,* † Marta López-García, 1 , 2 , † Tania Rivera-Baltanás, 1 ,  , Front Pharmacol. 2022; 13: 850583. Published online 2022 Apr 14. doi:  10.3389/fphar.2022.850583PMCID: PMC9046673PMID: 35496309 Abstract At the beginning of the pandemic, we observed that lithium carbonate had a positive effect on the recovery of severely ill patients with COVID-19. Lithium is able to inhibit the replication of several types of […]

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 […]