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Long COVID
A section specially dedicated to Long COVID or PASC ie Post-acute Sequelae of COVID-19. The section on Long COVID will cover all the latest research and developments about Long COVID or PASC and also provide guidelines to all long haulers about the new treatment protocols and therapeutics available for long COVID or Post-acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). Long COVID is expected to become a major h...
COVID-19 News - Viral Peristence - Long COVID  May 13, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: When Thailand Medical News sounded the alarms about SARS-CoV-2 viral persistence as early as mid-2020, we were ridiculed by so called experts from Europe particularly British, French, German and Swiss individuals. Ironically some of these very same “bastards” are today presenting themselves as “experts” about SARS-CoV-2 persistence and some even developing th...
Long COVID - neuroPASC - Immune Imprinting  May 12, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: Despite the fact that SARS-CoV-2 primarily targets the respiratory system, this treacherous pathogen doesn’t stop there. In its destructive journey through the human body, it often reaches the central nervous system (CNS), causing distressing neurological symptoms.   Intriguingly, these symptoms don’t merely appear during the acute phase of COVID-19. They have a much...
COVID-19 News - Post COVID - Autoimmune Encephalitis  May 10, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are tirelessly studying its long-term effects on the human body. A recent review study conducted by scientists from Sichuan Taikang Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, and Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan University in China reveals an alarming connection between post-COVID n...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Viral Persistence In The Gastrointestinal Tract  May 10, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Findings from a new study clearly indicates the persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract of many exposed to the virus leading to distinct immunological dysfunctions and Immune impairments that contribute to Long COVID. Millions of humans are basically walking around unaware that they are reservoirs of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is able to disarm...
Long COVID - Unique Molecular Signatures in Monocytes and Regulatory T Cells  May 09, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has infected nearly a billion people and resulted in millions of deaths since its emergence in late 2019. Despite extensive research on the human immune response during the active phase of the disease, the long-term effects after recovery remain largely unknown. This is crucial for understanding SARS-CoV-2 and the long-term complic...
Long COVID - Lower Levels Of CD4 And CD8 T-Cells  May 07, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: A groundbreaking study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that most individuals suffering from Long COVID neurological symptoms have lower levels of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. These crucial immune cells are responsible for coordinating the immune system's response to viruses. This discovery proves that SARS-CoV-2 triggers immune dysfunction and even induces immun...
Long COVID - Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis  May 05, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: Researchers from Yale University, USA while presenting a new clinical cases report are warning that more cases of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, a hematological disorder are emerging as a complication in Long COVID.   Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a potentially fatal condition in which certain white blood cells (histiocytes and lymphocytes) build up in and dam...
Long COVID - Autoimmune Disease  May 02, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: The ongoing saga of the COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled a plethora of previously unknown health complications, and the Long-COVID syndrome is perhaps the most notorious among them. Affecting around 28 to 30% of Americans who have contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus and about 30 to 33% of Europeans, the lingering effects of Long COVID such as brain fog, post-exertional malaise, and joint pai...
Long COVID - Gastrointestinal Health  Apr 28, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does our understanding of the virus and its long-term effects on human health. In particular, recent research has focused on the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and the incidence of new GI illnesses in individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. Two recent notable studies, one from the University of Liverpool-UK and the ot...
Long COVID - Anti-Desmoglein 2 Autoantibodies - Heart Issues  Apr 26, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, has been linked to various unexpected symptoms and complications. Post-acute cardiac issues are known to be associated with this viral infection.   A study team led by scientists from the University of Birmingham-United Kingdom have discovered the presence of autoantibodies against antigens in the skin, muscle, and heart in individ...
Long COVID - Persisting Thromboinflammation  Apr 19, 2023  10 months ago
Long-COVID, also known as post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS), has increasingly become a major health concern as it affects multiple systems in the body and can persist for over four weeks after the initial infection.   Even those who were not hospitalized for the virus are at an elevated risk of developing thromboinflammatory-associated health issues such as ischemic stroke, heart failure,...
COVID-19 News - SARS-Cov-2 - Cell Nucleus  Apr 15, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition to acute infection, long-term complications, known as Long COVID or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC), have become a major concern. The cytopathic effects of SARS...
COVID-19 News - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)   Apr 15, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: A groundbreaking meta-analysis by researchers from the University of Bologna-Italy has revealed that COVID-19 survivors are at a significantly higher risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) compared to those who have never contracted the virus. With over 647 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the long-term consequences of the virus are becoming a mounting conce...
Long COVID - Autoantibodies Production Enhanced Even In Mild COVID-19  Apr 14, 2023  10 months ago
Long COVID: New study findings are raising alarm bells as scientists have discovered that even mild cases of COVID-19 can lead to long-term autoimmune issues in patients, whether they suffer from long COVID or not. Furthermore, vaccination doesn't seem to help in reducing autoantibody levels in these individuals. These discoveries call for an urgent reassessment of vaccination and infection pr...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy   Apr 14, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: Once considered rare in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more cases studies of acute necrotizing encephalopathy are emerging globally with a new trend showing that its now mostly young adults or infants developing the condition!   Acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) was first described in 1995 as a complication of viral respiratory tract infection in pediatric patie...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Endoplasmic Reticulum   Apr 10, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a complex, interconnected network of channels and flattened sacs that plays a pivotal role in various cellular functions, including protein synthesis, folding, transport, and the regulation of intracellular calcium (Ca2+) levels. The ER has been identified as a critical player in the replicative cycle of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-1...
Long COVID - SARS-CoV-2 - Mitochondria  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID: Mitochondria, the cellular powerhouses, are crucial for cellular energy production and homeostasis. They form dynamic networks within cells, adapting their morphology to meet fluctuating energy demands. Interestingly, the mitochondrial network is vulnerable to perturbations in its dynamics and function due to interactions between SARS-CoV-2 proteins and certain mitochondrial proteins. ...
Long COVID- Fasudil - Rho-Kinase Inhibitor - SARS-CoV-2 Induced Vascular Dysfunction  Apr 07, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID: The world is grappling with the long-term consequences of COVID-19, and millions of patients continue to experience debilitating symptoms long after the acute phase of the disease. This phenomenon, known as Long COVID, affects a significant portion of the population, with systemic vascular dysfunction being a key component.   Despite the widespread prevalence of Long COVID, the ...
Long COVID - Sleep Issues  Apr 06, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID, or post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), is a global public health crisis marked by patients experiencing lingering and debilitating symptoms beyond four weeks after the acute onset of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Pic Credit: ThinkStock Photos   Sleep disturbances are prevalent in 34-50% of Long COVID cases, but the severity, associated risk factors, and interactions with mood disord...
Long COVID - Dopamine  Apr 02, 2023  11 months ago
A new study by researchers from University of Pavia-Italy, IRCCS Mondino Foundation-Italy, University of Rome-Italy, IRCCS Maugeri Pavia-Italy and the University of Milan-Italy proposes that dopamine transmission imbalance due to neuroinflammation along with the induced cytokines causing dopamine dysfunction could contribute to Long COVID.   Dopamine (DA) is a crucial neurotransmitter in th...
Long COVID - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)   Apr 01, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID: A growing number of peer reviewed studies are showing that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) might be useful in Long COVID. Certain cases studies and clinical trials have showed its effectiveness in helping with manifestations of fatigue, various cognitive and neurological issues in Long COVID.   Hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized en...
COVID-19 News - Giant Cell Arteritis  Apr 01, 2023  11 months ago
It is becoming more apparent each passing day that exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can trigger a whole avalanche of medical conditions, health issues and diseases as the novel coronavirus is able to cause disruption and damage to hundreds of the human host cellular pathways, genes, key enzymes and proteases and also cause damage to various cells and tissues.   Adding the list of nume...
Long COVID - Diminished Peripheral CD8+β7 Integrin+ T Cells  Mar 31, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID: A new study led by researcher from University of Minho, Braga-Portugal and Hospital of Braga-Portugal has found that diminished peripheral CD8+β7 integrin+ T cells and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgA response characterizes Long COVID.   It has been estimated that several millions of individuals worldwide are likely to experience Long COVID, a condition that continues to affect patients...
Long COVID News - Pregnenolone  Mar 26, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID News: Thailand Medical News strongly advocates that more research is conducted with regards to supplementation with the hormone pregnenolone to help with certain Long COVID manifestations as we strongly feel that it can help with fatigue, cognitive issues and many other symptoms seen in Long COVID. Long COVID, also referred to as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), has ...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Microglial Purinergic Signaling  Mar 24, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro-Brazil have in a new study discovered that SARS-CoV-2 spike protein alters microglial purinergic signaling! The study findings have numerous worrisome implications in terms of the long-term health and medical issues that many Post COVID individuals will ultimately develop.   Despite long-term sequelae of COVID-19 emergin...
COVID-19 Herbs - Curcumin  Mar 23, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 Herbs: A randomized controlled clinical trial conducted by researchers from Arizona State University has demonstrated that the herbal phytochemical curcumin offers anti-inflammatory benefits for adults recovering from COVID-19 and were vaccinated. The protection provided by COVID-19 infection and vaccination varies against reinfection and breakthrough infection. The study team aimed to...
COVID-19 Drugs - Tucaresol  Mar 23, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Tucaresol, an is an orally administered antisickling agent which increases the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin is emerging as a potential COVID-19 antiviral and drug to treat SARS-CoV-2 induced lymphopenia and immunodeficiency according to researchers from ChemThera Sciences, a pharmaceutical research company based in Montreal, Canada with a branch in Delaware, United States.  ...
COVID-19 News - Metabolic Alterations -170 Dysregulations  Mar 21, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from University of Zacatecas-Mexico, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social-Mexico, Waters Technologies of Brazil, Waters Corporation-Mexico and University of Monterrey-Mexico has alarmingly found that up to 170 metabolic dysregulations were found in recovered SARS-CoV-2 patients two years on….. especially dysregulated lipid pathways.   Accordi...
Long COVID News - Breathing Issues  Mar 21, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID News: A new study by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine has found the mechanism that may explain one of the most prevalent symptoms of Long COVID - breathing difficulties. These post-COVID-19 respiratory issues are the result of a condition called lung fibrosis, which occurs when damaged lung tissue forms scars, making it challenging for the lungs to expand and cont...
Long COVID News - T Cell Dysregulation  Mar 20, 2023  11 months ago
Long COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from University of California, San Francisco-USA, Ulm University Medical Center-Germany, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital-USA has found that T Cell dysregulation, uncoordinated adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 along with inflammation are among the many factors behind Long COVID!   The study investigated the role of T-cells in Lon...
COVID-19 Research - 1,449 Human Host Plasma Proteins Altered By SARS-CoV-2  Mar 17, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri-USA have in a new study utilizing detailed proteomics discovered that over 1,449 Human Host proteins including critical genes, enzymes and cellular proteases necessary for various cellular functions are altered (damaged, dysregulated or suppressed) by SARS-CoV-2 infections!   Identification of p...
Long COVID News - Decreased Plasma Tryptophan - Increased Kynurenine Levels  Mar 17, 2023  11 months ago
LONG COVID News: A new study by researchers based in Iraq and Thailand has found that decreased plasma Tryptophan and increased Kynurenine levels may be contributing factors to Long COVID symptoms.   Already, severe cases of COVID-19 have been linked to reduced levels of tryptophan (TRY) in the blood and an increase in indoleamine-dioxygenase (IDO)-triggered production of neuroactive trypto...
Long COVID News - Prosopagnosia - Face Blindness  Mar 14, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire USA has found that SARS-Cov-2 infections can lead to individuals developing visual impairments including prosopagnosia!   Prosopagnosia (also known as face blindness or facial agnosia) is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. There is no treatment for the condit...
Long COVID News - Adrenal Glands  Mar 12, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID-19 News: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, researchers and medical professionals are starting to take note of a troubling phenomenon: Long COVID. This condition, also known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), affects some individuals who have recovered from the initial acute phase of COVID-19. There are many possible factors that can contribute t...
Long COVID News - Maraviroc - Pravastatin  Mar 11, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID News: A study by American and Costa Rican researchers has found that the drugs Maraviroc and Pravastatin can be used to treat Long COVID.   Maraviroc, sold under the brand names Selzentry and Celsentri, is an antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV infection. It is taken by mouth. It is in the CCR5 receptor antagonist class. It was approved for medical use in the United State...
Long COVID News - Metformin Prevents Long COVID  Mar 10, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID News: In a recent study, researchers from the University of Minnesota-USA investigated the potential benefits of early outpatient treatment of COVID-19 patients with metformin, ivermectin, or fluvoxamine in preventing the development of Long COVID, also known as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC).   Their study findings showed that early use of metformin during initial SAR-Co...
Long COVID - L-Arginine And Vitamin C Supplementation  Mar 08, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID: Alterations in l-arginine metabolism have been reported in patients with COVID-19 and L-arginine is known to be involved in regulating various biological processes, including immune and vascular function.   This RCT study led by Italian researchers from Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS-Italy shows the effects of L-arginine plus vitamin C supplementation on l...
Long COVID - Gastrointestinal Disorders  Mar 07, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID: A new study by researchers from VA Saint Louis Health Care System, Saint Louis -USA and Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis-USA led by Dr Ziyad Al-Aly has found that most that people with SARS-CoV-2 infection are at increased risk of gastrointestinal disorders in the post-acute phase of COVID-19. The researchers advised that Post COVID care should involve attention to...
Long COVID - Interferon Autoantibodies Not Invoved  Mar 07, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID: Study findings by researchers from University of California-San Francisco-USA has dispelled the hypothesis that interferon autoantibodies are involved in causing Long COVID conditions.   For a while now, interferon (IFN)–specific autoantibodies have been implicated in severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and have been proposed as a potential driver of the persistent ...
Long COVID - Chronic Headaches - Immunometabolic Rewiring  Mar 07, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID: COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which has affected millions of people worldwide. Although most people with COVID-19 recover within a few weeks, there is increasing evidence that some individuals experience long-term symptoms, even after they have cleared the virus from their bodies. This condition is known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV...
Long COVID News -Persistent Spike Protein In Blood And Extracellular Vesicle  Mar 06, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID News:  A new study by researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City – USA has found persistent circulation of soluble and extracellular vesicle-linked spike protein in Long COVID patients!   Past Long COVID News coverages have already showed that viral persistence was also contributing to Long COVID. https://w...
COVID-19 News - Strokes - Heart Failures -Post-COVID  Mar 06, 2023  12 months ago
COVID-19 News: Several studies have reported that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are at a higher risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) such as heart attacks and strokes.   From previous studies and clinical reports, commonly occurring cardiovascular complications in COVID-19 patients include myocardial injury (21% of patients), arrhythmia (10.4% of patients), and he...
Long COVID News - Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Issues  Mar 06, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID News: A new study by researchers from the Division of Gastroenterology and also the Division of Pathology at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Northwell Health System, Hyde Park, New York-USA has found that gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary symptoms and disorders are common in Long COVID.   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, ...
Long COVID News - Hematological Changes Up To 985 Days  Mar 03, 2023  12 months ago
Long COVID News: While some half-baked studies conducted by garb