New Information Database On Patients Who Have Had COVID 19
Last month Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the needs of those afflicted with Post Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) at a White House meeting. These individuals who suffer long after treatment for COVID-19 have displayed many symptoms. Fatigue, shortness of breath, sleeping disorders, fevers, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety and depression and so-called “brain fog” are among those symptoms.
An article appeared in USA Today “Dr. Anthony Fauci aims to answer ‘a lot of important questions’ about ‘COVID long-haulers’ in new nationwide initiative”. Dr. Fauci was quoted to say: “Sometimes these symptoms arise well after the time of infection or they evolve over time and they may persist…for months, and can range from mild, annoying to actually quite incapacitating”.
The National Institutes of Health expects to integrate data from existing projects on COVID-19 patients into a new initiative. The COVID 19 Neuro Databank-Biobank (or the NeuroCOVID Project) will be led by New York University.
This project “is asking institutions and individual clinicians to submit information about neurological symptoms, underlying medical conditions, disease course, complications and outcomes.” Participants are asked to contact Sharon B. Meropol, MD, program director, or Tammy Kershner, project manager. (Their email addresses are available on the above page.)
Dr. Barbara Karp, program director at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke said that “[A]s we get into COVID long-haulers, the long-term consequences of COVID… a lot of that is in the neurological domain.” According to Dr. Pravin George, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s neuro-intensive care unit, [T]he most common symptom among long haulers is brain fog, which includes memory issues, difficulty concentrating and intense fatigue.”
There is still a great deal to learn about the lingering effects on long-haulers who continue to suffer from the after-effects of recovering from the disease.
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