Scientists find new sequelae of new coronary pneumonia: affect the brain and cause brain fog in patients
The new crown epidemic has been going on for more than a year. As time goes by, scientists have learned more about the new crown virus from the initial ignorance to now. Of course, the sequelae of some patients with new coronary pneumonia have also been discovered. According to media reports, the Mount Sinai Health System of the United States published a new study on “JAMA Network Open”,It reveals a long-term side effect of new coronary pneumonia, which can cause brain fog in patients.
In the study, in order to measure the prevalence of cognitive impairment in patients with new coronary pneumonia and its relationship with the severity of the disease, experts from the Mount Sinai Health System analyzed the data of 740 subjects and performed cognitive functions on the subjects test.
Cognitive function tests include forward and backward counting, language tests, and Hopkins vocabulary learning tests. These tests show patients a series of different types of words and test how many words they can recall.
Subsequently, the researchers calculated the frequency of damage for each measurement and used logistic regression (logistic regression) to assess the relationship between cognitive impairment and the location of treatment for patients with new coronary pneumonia, and adjusted for race, smoking, body mass index, comorbidities, and depression Disease and other data.
turn out,Inpatients are more likely to have obstacles in attention, executive function, category fluency, memory coding, and memory recall than outpatients.Patients treated in the emergency department are more likely to suffer from impaired categorical fluency and memory coding than patients treated in the outpatient department.
In general,The researchers found that the most significant cognitive deficits were memory coding (memory confusion) and memory recall (amnesia), which occurred in 24% and 23% of the subjects, respectively.
The researchers pointed out that although the elderly and certain populations may be particularly susceptible to cognitive impairment after severe illness, in the relatively young cohort in this study,A considerable number of people also show cognitive dysfunction after a few months of recovery from new coronary pneumonia.
However, further research is needed to determine the risk factors, the underlying mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction, and rehabilitation options.
It is understood that brain fog is a phenomenon in which the brain is difficult to form clear thinking and memory. The feeling of fatigue in the circadian rhythm. It is characterized by memory loss, weak inhibition, decreased decision-making ability, slower thinking speed, and decreased concentration.
The phenomenon is manifested in that fact recall is affected, situational memory is affected, visual memory is affected, lack of attention, decision-making ability and lack of inhibition will accumulate.