Depends on Post-Covid SyndromeSurvivors of The new corona virus They have a much higher risk of dying within six months of being infected. Abstract published in the scientific journal nature This Thursday (22), it appears in one of the largest studies ever conducted The consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – It emphasizes the urgency of strategies Health To reduce the damage to the recovered.
Conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA, the analysis came from the National Health Bank of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA), including data from more than 87,000 diagnosed patients. Covid-19 And 5 million healthy individuals – who acted as a control group.
When analyzing variables such as drug use, laboratory abnormalities and subsequent deaths more than six months after infection, the researchers concluded that survivors of the new coronavirus had a 59% higher risk of death compared to those without the infection.
In the sixth month, eight out of every 1,000 patients had previously died of Covid-19. Esteem was higher among those who needed it in the hospital Time of illness: There were 29 out of every thousand who died.
According to the research, which also identified sequelae of the disease among 73,745 patients previously infected with Covid-19, the Respiratory system He was not the only one infected in the long term with the new coronavirus. specific Neurological disordersCardiovascular, digestive and metabolic disorders, in addition to general malaise and fatigue, Musculoskeletal pain And anemia. There has also been an increase in analgesic (opioid and non-opioid) use. AntidepressantsOral anxiolytics, antihypertensives, and oral hypoglycemic agents were among the group.
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In order to compare the consequences of Sars-CoV-2 on Human body With regard to other respiratory viruses, the researchers also conducted a second analysis: They assessed what happened to the health of 16,354 people with Covid-19 who needed to be hospitalized because of the disease, and 13,997 infected patients. ache Seasonal – who also needed hospitalization – six months after the injury.
Among those who have contracted the new coronavirus, the risk of death has been shown to be 50% higher compared to flu survivors – with around 29 additional deaths per 1,000 patients in a classroom. Recoveries from Covid-19 were also more likely to be diagnosed with later, long-term illnesses. “Compared to influenza, Covid-19 had a significantly higher disease burden, both in terms of the size of the risk and the extent of the organ system’s involvement,” said Ziyad Al-Ali, the study’s lead. The current situation.
For the medical professor, the data indicate that official Covid-19 deaths represent only the “tip of the iceberg” of the epidemic, given that indirect deaths from the infection are not necessarily recorded as being caused by The new corona virus.
In order to reduce the harm to health from the pathogen, Ali advocates Establishing the protocols And specific strategies for facing these situations. And he warns, “Doctors should be vigilant when evaluating people who have contracted Covid-19, and these patients will need integrated, multidisciplinary care.”
In future analyzes, the researchers plan to check whether – and in what way – factors such as ageAnd the education e Sex It affected the performance of disease survivors, as approximately 88% of the data in the hepatitis C virus database corresponded to men, despite the presence of approximately 9,000 women.