A new study revealed that brain fog In patients with coronavirus it can persist for months, even among those who have not been hospitalized as a complication of the coronavirus, and brain fog is a condition that means impaired cognition, memory, and focus, according to the network.CNN“American.
The study, which was published in the journal JAMA Network Open, that nearly a quarter of Corona patients in the US Mount Sinai Hospital System registry had some problem with their memory – and although hospital patients were more likely to develop this brain fog after infection with the Corona virus, some outpatients had impaired perceptive too.
“In this study, we found an increase in cognitive impairment several months after patients contracted corona, and disturbances in executive functioning, processing speed, memory coding, and recall were prevalent among patients in the hospital,” said researcher Jacqueline Baker, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
“This pattern is consistent with early reports describing a post-coronavirus brain dysfunction syndrome that has significant implications for occupational, psychological, and functional outcomes,” the researchers wrote.
Separate research, published in April in the journal ., found Lancet PsychiatryAs many as 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 have long-term mental or neurological health symptoms and brain fog symptoms include difficulty thinking or concentrating.
The CDC notes on its website that “although most people with coronavirus improve within weeks of becoming sick, some people develop post-coronavirus conditions.”
Post-coronavirus cases are a broad group of new, recurring, or persistent health problems that people can experience four or more weeks after their first infection with the virus that causes coronavirus.
The new study included data, from April 2020 through May 2021, on 740 COVID-19 patients with no history of dementia. The average age of the patients was 49. Cognitive performance was assessed for each patient. The researchers analyzed the frequency of cognitive impairment among the patients.
Of all patients, the researchers found that 15% showed impairments in vocal fluency in speaking and 16% had impairments in a group of mental skills called their executive function; 18% showed a deficit in their cognitive processing speed; 20% in their ability to process categories or lists; 23% in memory recovery and 24% in memory encoding, among other drawbacks.
The researchers noted that hospitalized patients were more likely to have impaired attention, executive functioning, language fluency and memory.
For example, when it comes to memory retrieval, researchers found that 39% of hospitalized patients had impairment in that area compared to 12% of outpatients.
When it comes to coding memory, the data showed that 37% of hospitalized patients were impaired, compared to 16% of outpatients.