Search Tag: Long COVID

Omicron Has Half the Risk of Long COVID Compared to Delta

2022 21 Jun

New research shows that the Omicron variant is less likely to cause Long-COVID compared to the Delta variant. The findings are published in The Lancet.  This is the first peer-reviewed study to report the risk of Long-COVID associated with the Omicron variant. As per the NICE guidelines, Long-COVID is defined as new or ongoing symptoms four weeks... Read more

Long COVID and Recovery Following Hospitalisation

2022 10 May

More than 500 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide. Patients infected with COVID-19 are at a higher risk of persisting health impairments six months after hospital discharge associated with reduced physical function and health and quality of life. It is thus important to understand the long-term trajectory of recovery from COVID-19.... Read more

ICU-Related Loss of Quality of Life After COVID-19

2022 12 Apr

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the number of hospital admissions, including many patients presenting acute respiratory failure. Approximately 15% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients require ICU admission.  It is well established that the physical and psychological impact of an ICU stay on patients can be quite significant and prolonged.... Read more

Medical Gaslighting, Long-COVID, and Possible Predictive Blood Test

2022 14 Feb

Many individuals with COVID-19 report symptoms lasting for over four weeks, but for some, these symptoms persist past 12 weeks. Some described extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive dysfunction, i.e. ‘brain fog’, or a persistent loss of taste or smell.   The prevalence of this symptom cluster, colloquially known as ‘Long-COVID’, has been... Read more