51 COVID-19 findings in 2022 – Becker’s Hospital Review

by | Sep 19, 2022 | COVID-19

From long COVID-19 to vaccine efficacy to maternal outcomes, Becker’s covered dozens of COVID-19-focused studies since the start of the year.Here are 51 findings Becker’s covered, starting with the most recent: 
1. Nearly 20 percent of COVID-19 survivors may experience lingering, worsening or new-onset symptoms two years after infection, according to a study of nearly 2,000 patients who were hospitalized at the start of the pandemic in Wuhan, China. 
2. Adults 65 and older who contract COVID-19 may be at greater risk for new-onset Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published Sept. 13 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 
3. Flushing the nasal cavity with a mild saline solution may significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a recent study published in Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.
4. Some long COVID-19 patients still have impaired or loss of smell one year after symptom onset, suggesting the condition could be permanent, according to a small study published Sept. 8 in JAMA Network Open.
5. Psychological distress — including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress and loneliness — prior to COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk for long COVID-19, a study published Sept. 7 from Boston-based Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found. 
6. Brain fog and other neurological issues may linger for two years after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a study published Aug. 17 in The Lancet Psychiatry. 
7. A pair of viruses and genetic mutation may be responsible for a string of acute hepatitis cases that’s affected more than 1,000 children worldwide, according to early research cited by The Wall Street Journal.
8. The list of long COVID-19 symptoms may be much longer than the 20 included in the World Health Organization’s clinical case definition of the condition, according to a study published July 25 in Nature Medicine. Other symptoms may include lower libido and hair loss. 
9. A July study involving more than 428,000 COVID-19 patients found the infection is tied to a sixfold increase in heart disease diagnoses in the weeks after infection, compared to those without COVID-19. The findings were published in PLOS Medicine. 
10. Fully vaccinated patients who undergo surgery soon after COVID-19 don’t have an elevated risk of post-surgery complications compared to surgery patien …

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