The most difficult moment of the Covid-19 pandemic is over, although right now we will learn more about this terrible disease. According to a study published in electronic clinical medicinerelated magazine Lancet, some people who have been hospitalized for severe Covid continue to have persistent cognitive impairment.
A study of 46 people receiving resuscitation at a British hospital found that some of them were left with special shortcomings. The researchers applied cognitive tests to each using the Cognitron platform. They then compared the results to a database of 10 people corresponding to each patient, separated by age, gender, education, and language.
British scientists found that patients hospitalized for Covid scored lower than other people. The most obvious effects are slow processing speed and problems with verbal reasoning, mainly when making analogies. The results are lower in patients connected to a ventilator.
The researchers applied two tests: the first six months after hospitalization and the second ten months later. The conclusion is that at best cognitive recovery is likely to be slow.
Some previous studies have seen significant recovery over time in terms of cognitive symptoms and imaging measures of brain function. Consistent with these studies, we observed slow and non-significant trends towards diminishing deficits in both accuracy and response latency as a function of the time elapsed since the onset of illness.
improvement process depends on other factors and more studies are needed with different time frames to track recovery trajectories.
Covid-induced cognitive decline is similar to what happens between the ages of 50 and 70.
Cognitive impairment in people hospitalized with severe Covid similar to the decline seen between the ages of 50 and 70.. The researchers concluded that further studies are needed to determine whether cognitive impairment is related to the clinical features of the acute phase or to mental health status at the time of assessment.
Studies show the impact of Covid-19 on our mental health. One of the most common post-COVID diseases is mint fogl. Researchers published in Journal of Infections follow-up of 120 patients hospitalized for Covid-19. 34% of them reported memory loss and 28% said they had concentration problems.
According to Dr. Alexander Merkler, a neurologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, brain fog manifests itself as memory loss, trouble finding words, or loss of focus. In an interview with Health MattersMerkler and his colleague, Dr. Mitchell Elkind, say many of the patients did not have strokes, seizures, or any other neurological problem that would have caused this effect.
In some cases brain fog is disproportionate to disease. People have recovered from mild Covid and have had long-term cognitive problems.
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