Scientists Warn Of The Risk Of Brain Dysfunction In Patients With COVID-19

Scientists Warn Of The Risk Of Brain Dysfunction In Patients With COVID-19
Scientists Warn Of The Risk Of Brain Dysfunction In Patients With COVID-19

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MOSCOW, January 10 - RIA Novosti. Scientists from Vanderbilt Research University, together with Spanish doctors, found that patients with COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit suffered from brain dysfunction more often than patients with other respiratory diseases. This is reported by the EurekAlert! Portal.

Brain dysfunction affects thousands of patients around the world who are treated in hospitals. This can manifest itself in different ways: from disorientation and inability to concentrate, as in delirium, to complete loss of consciousness, as in a coma.

Scientists have tracked the symptoms of brain dysfunction in more than two thousand patients who underwent severe coronavirus in intensive care units.

On average, patients stayed in a state of brain dysfunction for 12 days. In 82 percent of the observed patients, the coma lasted an average of ten days. Half of the subjects suffered from a state of disorientation for three days.

"These rates are twice as high as among 'non-covid' patients in the intensive care unit," said Brenda Pan, a researcher at Vanderbilt University.

It is noted that 88 percent of the study participants were connected to ventilators.

At the same time, in patients who communicated with family and friends at least through social networks, the risk of developing symptoms of brain dysfunction was 30 percent lower.

According to scientists, brain dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 patients could be caused, among other things, by the fact that they were aware of the mortal danger of this infection.

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