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Nature: Analysis of the long-term effects of new coronavirus pneumonia

Nature: Analysis of the long-term effects of new coronavirus pneumonia


Nature: Analysis of the long-term effects of new coronavirus pneumonia.  The internationally renowned academic journal “Nature” recently published a health research paper, which analyzed the long-term impact of COVID-19 and pointed out that the disease was severe at the beginning of the onset of COVID-19, the risk of long-term complications increased, and the use of medical and healthcare resources Increase related.

This study detailed the symptoms of more than 87,000 people in the United States after recovering from the acute phase of new coronavirus pneumonia for up to 6 months, and may help the development of nursing strategies and health system planning.

The paper stated that the industry has basically grasped the characteristics of the acute symptoms of new coronavirus pneumonia, but has little knowledge of the long-term complications after the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In this study, Ziyad Al-Aly of the Veterans Health Care System in Missouri, the corresponding author of the paper, and colleagues used data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care Database to analyze 73,435 Diagnosis, medication and test results of up to 6 months after recovery from the acute phase of the new coronavirus pneumonia for 13 unhospitalized patients and 13,654 hospitalized patients.

By comparing the outcomes of patients with new coronavirus pneumonia who were not hospitalized, hospitalized, and admitted to the intensive care unit after hospitalization, they found an increasing risk gradient: the most severely ill people are also at higher risk of other pneumonia-related health problems in the later stages.

The study also found that after the first 30 days of onset, all patients with new coronavirus pneumonia have an increased risk of death, and it is easier to seek medical treatment for other problems than the nearly 5 million people in the Veterans Health Management Center who have not contracted new coronavirus pneumonia or were hospitalized. Rescue. These problems include respiratory diseases, neurological diseases, mental health problems, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, fatigue, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain and anemia. Patients experiencing long-term symptoms will also experience an increase in the use of various drugs, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and pain relief drugs.

The authors of the paper also pointed out that although their research has clarified the symptoms of patients after being infected with new coronavirus pneumonia, they cannot determine whether these symptoms are direct or indirect effects of new coronaviruspneumonia.


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