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Half of COVID patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

first_img‘Long COVID’ The study, which is being presented at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) later this month, suggested those affected are “worthy of further study and early intervention”. As the pandemic has scorched its way across the planet, most attention has been focused on the immediate impact, measured by hospital admissions and deaths.But it has become increasingly clear that the virus can reverberate long after a patient has “recovered”. Online support groups across the world have attracted thousands of members looking for help and advice about ongoing illness.In July, a study of recovered hospital patients in Italy found that 87 percent were still suffering at least one symptom 60 days after falling ill. Fatigue and breathing difficulties were the most common.Researchers from King’s College London, which is behind a large-scale symptom-tracking project, estimate that one in 10 people using the app still have symptoms after 30 days and some remain unwell for months.”We are increasingly seeing evidence of ‘long COVID’, and fatigue is one of the commonly reported side effects. This study highlights that fatigue was experienced in both hospitalized patients and in those with milder initial presentations,” said Michael Head, of the University of Southampton, commenting on the latest research. “The emerging extent of long COVID is why it is important to reduce community transmission, even among younger groups of people who are not immediately seriously ill.” More than half of patients and staff with COVID-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the “significant burden” of lingering symptoms.It comes as patient groups and doctors call for more research into the medium- and long-term effects of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which has sickened more than 30 million people across the world and killed at least 943,000.”Whilst the presenting features of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been well-characterized, the medium- and long-term consequences of infection remain unexplored,” said Liam Townsend, of St James’s Hospital and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at Trinity College Dublin.  The study, which tracked 128 participants at St James’s Hospital, found that 52 percent reported persistent fatigue when they were assessed an average of 10 weeks after “clinical recovery” from infection, regardless of how serious their initial infection was.The preliminary study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, included 71 people who had been admitted to hospital and 57 employees of the hospital who had mild illness. The average age was 50 and all participants had tested positive for COVID-19.Researchers looked at a variety of potential factors, including the severity of the initial illness and pre-existing conditions, including depression.They found that it made no difference whether a patient had been hospitalized or not. However, they did find that women, despite making up just over half of the participants (54 percent), accounted for two-thirds of those with persistent fatigue (67 percent). Those with a previous history of anxiety or depression were also found to be more likely to have fatigue.The authors said the findings showed that more work was needed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on patients in the longer term. “Our findings demonstrate a significant burden of post-viral fatigue in individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection after the acute phase of COVID-19 illness,” they concluded.  Topics :last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Harrison Barnes traded by Mavericks mid-game

first_imgHarrison Barnes was on the court for the Mavericks when reports came down that he was traded. pic.twitter.com/YnqCbW3cuV— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2019The internet had a tough time trying to figure out if Barnes knew whether he’d been traded:Not sure if Harrison Barnes knows he got traded…sitting on the bench…Kings players got pulled pic.twitter.com/R20dh3thkm— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019does he know? pic.twitter.com/qtP6XhDwDs— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 7, 2019Harrison Barnes still hanging around the Mavs bench after getting traded pic.twitter.com/Nkij6KRKQE— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019It seems someone eventually let the 26-year-old in on the trade news:Think someone just told Harrison Barnes he got traded pic.twitter.com/QlZstU2QA6— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019Probably not the way Barnes thought his night was going to go. NBA TRADE RUMORS: Latest news, buzz, reported deals ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday night that Dallas had traded Barnes to Sacramento:The Kings are trading Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019This was one of several trades made that night, but it immediately stood out because Barnes was playing in a game for the Mavericks when the news of his trade broke.  The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and a multitude of players are finding themselves on the move.Trade news often breaks on the internet before players are notified, as was the case for Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.last_img read more

Antonio Brown trade: 9 Opta facts over WR’s 9 seasons with Steelers

first_imgStatDenver BroncosKansas City ChiefsLos Angeles ChargersGames363Catches (single-game high)29 (16)38 (9)17 (10)Receiving yards (single-game high)330 (189)563 (155)234 (154)Touchdowns (single-game high)2 (2)4 (2)2 (2)— In 2018, only two Raiders wide receivers topped 100 receiving yards in a game (Amari Cooper twice and Jordy Nelson once) and none caught multiple touchdown passes in a game. Brown topped 100 yards five times and had multiple touchdown catches in three different games.— Since 2010, only Rob Gronkowski has more touchdown receptions than Brown. However, Brown has never caught a touchdown pass from a quarterback not named Ben Roethlisberger.— In the seven regular-season games that Roethlisberger did not start since 2010, Brown has been targeted 53 times and caught 30 passes for 405 yards and no touchdowns (averages of 7.6 targets and 4.3 catches for 57.9 yards). When Roethlisberger starts, Brown averages 9.9 targets and 6.6 catches for 87.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He has topped 100 receiving yards in two of the seven games Roethlisberger did not start. NFL trade news: Antonio Brown dealt to Raiders StatNumberNFL rankReceptions8371stReceiving yards11,2071stReceiving TDs742ndTargets1,2892ndYards/Game86.24th— Since the start of the 2010 season, Brown has caught 159 passes for at least 20 yards, the second most in the league.— Over that same span, Brown has 36 touchdowns of at least 20 yards, the most in the league.— Brown has scored 20 of his touchdowns in the final two minutes of games, the second-most since 2010.— Brown led the league with 15 touchdown catches in 2018. Oakland receivers combined for nine touchdown receptions last year.— Brown has tallied 100+ catches, 1,200+ receiving yards and 8+ receiving touchdowns in each of the last six seasons. No Raider has ever put up those numbers in a single season.The last Raider to:StatPlayer (Total)SeasonCatch 100+ passes in a seasonTim Brown (104)1997 (Only player in franchise history to do so)Record 1,200+ receiving yards in a seasonJerry Rice (1,211)2002Catch 8+ touchdown passes in a seasonMichael Crabtree (8)2017Brown’s career numbers against AFC West opponents: After weeks of speculation, Antonio Brown is moving on from Pittsburgh and heading to Oakland.The disgruntled Steelers receiver hinted Sunday on social media that he has been dealt to the Raiders after asking for a trade from the team that selected him with a sixth-round draft pick just under a decade ago. Here we take a look at nine facts about Brown over his nine-year career in Pittsburgh with the help of our colleagues at Opta. (If you like what you see here, give @OptaJerry — the official Twitter page for Opta’s NFL and NCAA stats-driven football coverage — a follow on Twitter.)— Brown was drafted into the league prior to the 2010 season. Since then, he has been one of the most dominant wideouts in the NFL. Related Newslast_img read more

Microtel opens contest for non-profits ahead of grand opening

first_imgOnly one vote is allowed.MasterBuilt will present a cheque to the winning organization June 18th during a grand opening ceremony. “(Then it would support) renovations and upkeep so we can make sure have our doors open for those animals that don’t have a place to go.”Cindy Mohr, executive director with the Association for Community Living, said her organization would use the funds to support a wide range of programs and services, from a cooking program to equipment and tools that will help clients be more independent in the community.“The cooking program allows them to eat healthy, provides social interaction, and gives them some extra meals,” she said.The agency supports about 55 residents in the community, and others who rely on the organization for drop-in services.Residents have until 11 a.m. Pacific Time June 15 to cast their vote at www.microtelcanada.com/commonground.Advertisement “There’s a lot of needs in every community,” she said.Candace Buchamer of the SPCA said a $5,000 influx for her organization would go to meet the needs of the animals relying on the shelter today, and who will need the shelter in the future.Funds would support a range of services from spays to neuters to vaccinations to emergency surgeries, Buchamer said. It would also help support building upkeep, she said.“First and foremost, (the money would go to) anything that will deal directly with the animals,” said Buchamer.Advertisementcenter_img A trio of local non-profit groups are in the running for a $5,000 kitty of cash from a new hotel set to open its doors to travellers later this month.MasterBuilt Hotels, which is wrapping up construction of the Microtel Inn & Suites at the Alaska Highway and 93 Street, has announced it will make the donation as part of its grand opening ceremonies June 18. It is calling on Fort St. John residents to vote on which group will receive the money.In the running are the North Peace branch of the BC SPCA, the Association of Community Living, and Kidsport Fort St. John.- Advertisement -“We looked at a lot of options, it was not an easy choice,” said Donna Fahey, sales and marketing director with MasterBuilt.The company has made similar donations to groups in nine other Canadian cities where it has built a Microtel, including Blackfalds, Red Deer, and Whitecourt in Alberta. The funds have gone to support hospitals and food banks in the past, according to Fahey.It’s the first time, however, the company is turning to the community to decide who gets the money, Fahey said.Advertisementlast_img read more