March 31, 2021
People discharged from hospital after suffering with Covid-19 appear to have increased rates of organ damage compared with similar individuals in the general population, a new study has found. 
Covid Patients Are Suffering Organ Damage After Leaving Hospital
The increase in risk was not confined to the elderly and was not uniform across ethnic groups, prompting researchers to suggest that the long-term burden of Covid-19-related illness on hospitals and broader healthcare systems is likely to be “substantial”.
Covid-19 is most known for causing serious respiratory problems, however it can also affect other organs and systems within the body, including the heart, kidneys and liver.
In the UK, long Covid describes ongoing symptoms from the virus that last more than four weeks. In some cases, these can last for more than 12 weeks, which might also be referred to as post-Covid-19 syndrome.While we know that typical symptoms of long Covid include breathlessness, cough, chest pain, fatigue, sleep issues, dizziness, tinnitus and gastrointestinal issues, the long-term pattern of organ damage after infection has been unclear.
To investigate this, a team of UK researchers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), University College London (UCL) and University of Leicester analysed rates of organ dysfunction in individuals – 47,780 Covid patients with an average age of 65 (of which 55% were men) – with the virus several months after being discharged from hospital last year.
They then compared these rates with a matched control group from the general population.
Participants were matched with controls based on personal characteristics and medical history. Health records were then used to track rates of hospital readmission (or any hospital admission for controls), death from any cause, and diagnoses of respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, kidney, and liver diseases.Over an average follow-up of 140 days, nearly a third of individuals who were discharged from hospital after acute Covid-19 were readmitted and more than one in 10 died after discharge. These events were four and eight times greater, respectively, than those in matched controls.
Rates of respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes were also significantly raised in patients with Covid-19.
Differences in rates of organ damage between patients with Covid-19 and matched controls were greater for adults aged 69 and under, than for those aged 70 or older, and in ethnic minority groups compared with the white population. Meanwhile differences in disease rates between men and Women were generally small.
It’s not the first time a study has noticed a link between Covid-19 and organ damage. A preprint from last year looked at people with Covid infection – some were hospitalised with the virus, but most weren’t.
Of 201 patients observed, almost 70% of individuals had impairment in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms. Organs found to be impacted included the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and spleen. 
The mean age of the group was 44 years old – and 70% of them were female. We know long Covid appears to impact women more than men. 
The findings of the latest study on those hospitalised with the virus are observational and the authors said they cannot rule out the possibility that rates of diagnoses in general might have decreased indirectly because of the pandemic, particularly in people not admitted to hospital with the virus.
Nevertheless, they said the findings suggest that the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of post-Covid syndrome requires integrated, rather than organ- or disease-specific approaches.
Integrated care pathways effective in other diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, could be useful in the management of post-Covid syndrome, they said.Related...Long Covid Isn't Just Leaving People Sick – It's Taking Everything They've Got‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long CovidIt's The Last Day Of Shielding, But We Don't Feel ReliefHere's How Likely It Is You'll Catch Covid On Public TransportThis Could Be Why Women Are More Likely To Have Long Covid
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
What's an NFT & Why Are Celebrities So Obsessed? | E! News
April 09, 2021
bLKxhBgxxoE
Kelly Clarkson Overshares With TMI Trash Can Story | E! News
April 09, 2021
zgnt2Prt-HE
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Mourn Prince Philip's Death | E! News
April 09, 2021
v0XDVtI_GXs
How 'The Mole Agent' Director Maite Alberdi Captured an Oscar-Nominated Documentary Film Noir
April 09, 2021
Ur2j2GWDEq8
'9-1-1: Lone Star' Actor Ronen Rubinstein Comes Out as Bisexual
April 09, 2021
1uFouo_K0gA
Behind Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon M. Chu's Bi-Coastal 'In the Heights' Variety Cover Shoot
April 08, 2021
oe_PMKFoMTw
Botched Botox Patient Says She'll Get Injected Again | TMZ
April 10, 2021
qa3T3Y8R5CA
DMX Dead At 50 After Suffering Overdose | TMZ Through The Years
April 09, 2021
TIT58RbruhE
Kendall, Kylie, Bieber, Drake & More Pack Celeb Hotspot The Nice Guy | TMZ
April 09, 2021
ljb3RLtrp4I
Prince Philip’s most infamous gaffes: ‘I can’t believe he just said that’ | Page Six Celebrity News
April 09, 2021
H7dJ6Hj0IJo
Why Prince Philip was never called a king | Page Six Celebrity News
April 09, 2021
8gIB5BjeP4U
DMX, NY hip-hop icon, dead at 50 | Page Six Celebrity News
April 09, 2021
SgChPhUSDuE
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.