Study finds signs of "brain complications" in severe COVID-19 cases

The most commonly reported complication was stroke, occurring in 62% of a group of severely ill patients.
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(University of Utah Health) Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists. The researchers found that inflammatory proteins produced during infection significantly alter the function of platelets, making them " hyperactive " and more prone to form dangerous and potentially deadly blood clots.
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We read with great interest the systematic review and meta-analysis by Kunutsor and Laukkanen, which was recently published in the Journal of Infection and attempted to investigate the cardiovascular complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) [1]. The authors investigated and reported the pooled incidence for cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation, cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndrome, stroke, and among these pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE).
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Stroke, altered mental status, and new-onset psychosis are some of the neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 documented by the UK researchers.Medscape Medical News
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A survey of hospitalized patients finds some suffer fatigue, ischemic stroke, delirium, and other symptoms.
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While previous studies and case reports have found that COVID-19 patients have experienced vascular and neurological problems, a newstudy inthe Lancet Psychiatry reports that patients are also showing symptoms of psychiatric disorders, including psychosis and depression.The study was the result of a collaborative effort of specialists in the United Kingdom to document COVID-19 complications.“To our knowledge, this is the first systematic, nationwide U.K. surveillance study of the breadth of acute complications of COVID-19 in the nervous system,” wrote Aravinthan Varatharaj, M.R.C.P., of University Hospital Sout...
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The outbreak of a novel coronavirus since December 2019, became an emergency of major international concern. As of June 21, 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused 8,769,844 confirmed infections with 463,745 ...
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Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Amos Lal, Jennifer Sargent
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Publication date: Available online 26 June 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Amos Lal, Jennifer Sargent
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We present a case of bilateral occipito-temporal infarction revealed by a sudden cortical blindness with haemorrhagic transformation after intravenous thrombolysis in a diabetic patient infected by Covid-19. Differential diagnoses are discussed in front of this unusual presentation and evolution.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Routine inpatient and outpatient health care has been greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and both equipment and personnel have been redeployed in order to manage the crisis (https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-releases-recommendations-adult-elective-surgeries-non-essential-medical-surgical-and-dental). There have been anecdotal accounts (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/well/live/coronavirus-doctors-hospitals-emergency-care-heart-attack-stroke.html) and a publication (1) discussing the decrease in the number of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) activiations.
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