Neurocognitive Rehabilitation in COVID-19 Patients: A Clinical Review.

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From: Southern Medical Journal(Vol. 115, Issue 3)
Publisher: Southern Medical Association
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 171 words

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Byline: Ryan Mathern, From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atrium Health, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Department of Life Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and the Department of Hospital Medicine, Atrium Health, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.; Pooja Senthil; Nguyen Vu; Thanigaiarsu Thiyagarajan Abstract Abstract: COVID-19 has affected many people all around the world for more than two years now have suffered many long-term consequences which is commonly referred to as long-haulers. Despite multiorgan complaints in long haulers, symptoms related to cognitive functions commonly referred as brain fog are seen in the high risk covid patients with age more than 50, women more than men, obesity, asthma and those who experienced more than five symptoms during the first week of covid illness. Long term isolation has certainly contributed to high level of anxiety and stress calling for an empathetic response to this group of covid patients as there is no specific test to detect long haulers and no specific cognitive rehabilitation techniques available as of today.

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