Some Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Symptoms That Last Months. Nobody Knows Exactly How to Treat Them

Kayla Brim laughed when she learned it could take 10 days to get her COVID-19 test results back. “I thought, ‘Okay, well, within 10 days I should be fine,’” she remembers. That was on July 2. More than a month later, Brim is still far from fine. Prior to the pandemic, the 28-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho, juggled homeschooling her two kids with her work as a makeup artist—she was supposed to open her own salon in July. Now, she suffers daily from shortness of breath, exhaustion, excruciating headaches, brain fog, neuropathy, high blood pressure and loss of taste and smell. She feels like “a little old lady,” completely knocked out by simple tasks like making lunch for her children. She’s working just enough to help pay the bills and the lease on her empty salon, but she has no idea when she’ll be able to work full-time again, and no idea how she and her husband will manage financially if she can’t. “Half of my day is spent trying to sleep, and the other half of it is trying to pretend like I’m okay—and I don’t know when I’ll be okay,” Brim says. This is “long-haul” COVID-19. Even young, healthy people can become long-haulers (as many call themselves), left unable to work, lead a normal life or, some days, get out of bed. The consequences for each individual can be devastating—and at scale, they’re staggering. Over time, long-haul coronavirus may force hundr...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

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AbstractAimWe designed a prospective randomized study to assess the outcome of Colorado microdissection needle in comparison with conventional surgical blade for performing neck dissections.Materials and MethodsSixty patients who underwent neck dissection for oral cancers were randomly allocated into two groups. The outcome measurements were in terms of cosmetic outcome of neck scar, intraoperative blood loss, over all operative time, and postoperative neck drain assessment.ResultsThe use of microdissection needle in performing skin incision and neck dissection eliminates the need for local anesthetic with vasoconstrictor ...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We describe our experience with the SCAIF during the pandemic in five patients with a variety of tumour types and locations. All five patients had a successful outcome with none requiring further reconstruction and all had a functional swallow postoperatively, including a patient who underwent a total pharyngeal reconstruction with a SCAIF.DiscussionThe use of a SCAIF during the current COVID-19 pandemic has significant advantages and is a reliable alternative to a soft tissue free flap.
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionChlorhexidine diacetate-impregnated polyglactin sutures showed reduced erythema, pain and trismus in healthy patients undergoing surgical removal of third molar.
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Propofol ameliorates NP and neuroinflammation of rats by up-regulating PPAR γ expression to block the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. PMID: 32985377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractAims/hypothesisThe aim of this study was to use Mendelian randomisation (MR) to identify the causal risk factors for type 2 diabetes.MethodsWe first conducted a review of meta-analyses and review articles to pinpoint possible risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Around 170 possible risk factors were identified of which 97 risk factors with available genetic instrumental variables were included in MR analyses. To reveal more risk factors that were not included in our MR analyses, we conducted a review of published MR studies of type 2 diabetes. For our MR analyses, we used summary-level data from the DIAbetes Genetics ...
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions/interpretationIn Denmark, children with type 1 diabetes generally feel well supported in school but have more headaches than other children. Poor glycaemic control is associated with worse psychological school-related wellbeing.Graphical abstract
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the efficacy and mechanism of action of TG-C in a rat model of OA. Using the monosodium-iodoacetate (MIA) model of OA, we examined whether TG-C could improve OA symptoms and cartilage structure in rats. Our results showed that TG-C provided pain relief a nd cartilage structural improvement in the MIA OA model over 56 days. In parallel with these long-term effects, cytokine profiles obtained on day 4 revealed increased expression of interleukin-10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, in the synovial lavage fluid. Moreover, the increased levels of TGF-β1 and IL-10 caused by TG-C in...
Source: Inflammopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Environmental Pollution - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Pollut Source Type: research
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