Three-quarters of patients have moderate or severe coronavirus infection. have had at least one symptom for up to six months
- Researchers reviewed 45 published studies looking at more than 9,700 patients with COVID-19. moderately or severely severe
- Nearly three-quarters of people, 73%, said they had at least one symptom lasting up to six months.
- The most common symptom was fatigue or weakness, reported in approximately 40% of ‘distance carriers’.
- About 36% said they had difficulty breathing, 29.4% reported having trouble sleeping or insomnia, and 20% reported brain fog.
COVID-19 patients Most moderate or severe symptoms have at least one long-term symptom.
Researchers found that nearly three-quarters of people continued to experience symptoms of fatigue, difficulty breathing and even brain fog after the infection was cleared or discharged from the hospital.
In some cases, patients have symptoms for about 60 days, and in some cases, up to six months.
The team from Stanford University said the findings suggest that doctors should continue to monitor patients so they can. ‘Recommend and treat’ them better if symptoms persist.
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Nearly three-quarters of people, 73%, said they had at least one symptom continued for up to six months.
‘We have no information about individuals infected with COVID-19. and just carry out daily activities So we don’t want to raise much concern about the value of 73% of people experiencing long-term results,’ Lead author Tahmina Nasserie. A doctoral candidate in epidemiology and population health at Stanford University told CNN.
‘We want people to understand that most of these are hospitalized so that we can only generalize our findings for that population.’
COVID-19 has a broad impact on people and acts without prejudice. This means that some people will have mild symptoms and recover relatively quickly, while others may suffer.
Those in the latter category became known as ‘Long-haulers’, with some studies estimating that up to a quarter of patents will become
For an analysis published in JAMA Network Open, the team reviewed 45 studies published between January 1, 2020 and March 11, 2021, including more than 9,700 patients.
The study specifically looked at ‘persistent’ symptoms, which were defined as continuing for at least 60 days after diagnosis. onset of symptoms or hospitalization or at least 30 days after recovery from hospital discharge
The results showed that about 73 percent of patients reported having at least one long-term condition.
This figure was consistent even in studies that followed patients for up to six months after they recovered.
The most common symptom was fatigue or exhaustion, reported in about 40 percent of ‘distance carriers’.
Another 36 percent reported having difficulty breathing, and 29.4 percent reported sleep problems or insomnia.
About 25 percent reported being unable to concentrate, also known as brain fog, and 11 percent had a loss of taste.
“This systematic review found that symptoms of COVID-19 often persist beyond the acute phase of infection. But it is necessary to standardize the design and improve the quality of education,” the authors write.
“Because of the millions of patients infected with COVID-19 Chronic symptoms are therefore a burden on each patient and family. as well as outpatient care, public health, and the economy.”
‘The findings of this review will likely improve the quality of future studies… enabling researchers to better assess the risks of long-term outcomes associated with COVID-19 and physicians to advise and treat patients. get better’