A new UK study of over 2,000 post-hospitalization patients with covid-19 presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2022, Lisbon 23-26), and published Respiratory Medicine The Lancet shows that less than a year after having Covid-19, only about one in four patients are feeling perfectly well again.
Professor Brightling concluded: “Our study highlights an urgent need for healthcare services to support this large and growing patient population in which there is a substantial burden of symptoms, including reduced exercise capacity and poor quality of life. significantly diminished health-related life one year after hospital discharge. Without effective treatments, long-term covid can become a new, widespread long-term disease. Our study also provides a rationale for studying long-term covid treatments with a precision medicine approach to target treatments to each patient’s profile with the aim of restoring their health-related quality of life.