COVID raises risk of long-term brain injury, large U.S. study finds

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CHICAGO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

The year-long study, published in Nature Medicine, assessed brain health across 44 different disorders using medical records without patient identifiers from millions of U.S. veterans.

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"The results show the devastating long-term effects of COVID-19," senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement.

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"Memory impairments, commonly referred to as brain fog, were the most common symptom. Compared with the control groups, people infected with COVID had a 77% higher risk of developing memory problems.

People infected with the virus also were 50% more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blood clots, compared with the never infected group.

Those who had COVID were 80% more likely to have seizures, 43% more likely to have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, 35% more likely to have headaches and 42% more likely to suffer movement disorders, such as tremors, compared with the control groups
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Reuters, eh? Russian propaganda.
Don't know if you are being cheeky or seriously dismissing it.

"Al-Aly and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System studied medical records from 154,000 U.S. veterans who had tested positive for COVID from March 1, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021.

They compared these with records from 5.6 million patients who did not have COVID during the same time frame, and another group of 5.8 million people from the period just before the coronavirus arrived in the United States.
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"Given the colossal scale of the pandemic, meeting these challenges requires urgent and coordinated - but, so far, absent - global, national and regional response strategies,” Al-Aly said.

Coordinated will never happen.
 

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It was a jab at @torbee. He claims Reuters is Russian propaganda.
Newsweek is the really bad one: Well, the zombie publication they are calling Newsweek now.

Reuters is fairly middle-of-the-road, a little less reliable than AP.

That said, Reuters does SHARE too much Russian propaganda due to its uncomfortably close relationship with TASS:

Employees at one of the most well-known news wire services are privately fuming over their company’s ongoing partnership with a Russian state-controlled media organization that has published unverified information about the war in Ukraine.

Multiple journalists at Reuters told POLITICO that staff are frustrated and embarrassed by the company’s continued partnership with Tass, the wire service owned by the Russian government. The relationship dates back to 2020, when the news wire first announced a partnership to distribute content from the state-owned news organization. That move raised some eyebrows among staff at Reuters at the time. But it passed largely unnoticed by people outside the company. In the wake of the Ukraine invasion, more scrutiny is being placed on the arrangement, including from Reuters’ employees.

 
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CHICAGO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

The year-long study, published in Nature Medicine, assessed brain health across 44 different disorders using medical records without patient identifiers from millions of U.S. veterans.

...

"The results show the devastating long-term effects of COVID-19," senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement.

...

"Memory impairments, commonly referred to as brain fog, were the most common symptom. Compared with the control groups, people infected with COVID had a 77% higher risk of developing memory problems.

People infected with the virus also were 50% more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blood clots, compared with the never infected group.

Those who had COVID were 80% more likely to have seizures, 43% more likely to have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, 35% more likely to have headaches and 42% more likely to suffer movement disorders, such as tremors, compared with the control groups
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There is evidence to this and ironically my lab is studying exactly this. We have developed a brain organoid model to study this. I'll let you know which neurons or accessory cells or both are lost!
The sequelae you have listed are true!
 

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There is evidence to this and ironically my lab is studying exactly this. We have developed a brain organoid model to study this. I'll let you know which neurons or accessory cells or both are lost!
The sequelae you have listed are true!
I make OP's mom sequelae on the reg.
 

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CHICAGO, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

The year-long study, published in Nature Medicine, assessed brain health across 44 different disorders using medical records without patient identifiers from millions of U.S. veterans.

...

"The results show the devastating long-term effects of COVID-19," senior author Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of Washington University School of Medicine said in a statement.

...

"Memory impairments, commonly referred to as brain fog, were the most common symptom. Compared with the control groups, people infected with COVID had a 77% higher risk of developing memory problems.

People infected with the virus also were 50% more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blood clots, compared with the never infected group.

Those who had COVID were 80% more likely to have seizures, 43% more likely to have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, 35% more likely to have headaches and 42% more likely to suffer movement disorders, such as tremors, compared with the control groups
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Just like playing sports, drinking, drug use......

And after two years, someone thinks they've got a claim on what "long term" affects there MIGHT be?
 
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Just like playing sports, drinking, drug use......

And after two years, someone thinks they've got a claim on what "long term" affects there MIGHT be?
Umm no. In this case, the virus is directly responsible for either neuronal death in the cerebral cortex, death of accessory cells such as microglia, persistent inflammation leading to cell death or something else. There is no "thinking" involved in science, just data. The data clearly shows that some people have neural insults due to Sars-Cov-2. Nothing nebulous about that.
 

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Just like playing sports, drinking, drug use......

And after two years, someone thinks they've got a claim on what "long term" affects there MIGHT be?
I mean, "just like" other than everything you mentioned being voluntary activities and contracting a virus being involuntary.

Some might say that's a wee bit of difference :rolleyes:
 

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Umm no. In this case, the virus is directly responsible for either neuronal death in the cerebral cortex, death of accessory cells such as microglia, persistent inflammation leading to cell death or something else. There is no "thinking" involved in science, just data. The data clearly shows that some people have neural insults due to Sars-Cov-2. Nothing nebulous about that.
GFY fancy elitist scientist guy!