Dr. Seheult of MedCram gives a COVID update on Post COVID Syndrome (“Long Haul” COVID, Long COVID Syndrome). This video was recorded on June 1, 2021.
Roger Seheult, MD is the co-founder and lead professor at https://www.medcram.com
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and an Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.
TOPICS IN THIS VIDEO INCLUDE:
00:00 Defining “Long COVID” and other names for persistent symptoms after COVID 19 recovery
01:49 Studies on symptoms and symptom duration in long COVID patients
04:07 Dr. Seheult’s synopsis on long COVID side effects and how long they might last
07:07 As medical professionals, how do we follow up with COVID 19 patients?
09:49 Cardiopulmonary symptoms to monitor post-COVID & suggested timeline for chest x-rays
13:55 How and when to use ECG/EKG for monitoring long COVID symptoms
15:26 How and when to use an echocardiogram for long hauler patients
17:03 How and when to use a Pulmonary Function Test, especially for COVID patients with ARDS
18:35 When to refer to a specialist, and Dr. Seheult’s experience as a pulmonologist
22:26 Neurological implications for COVID 19 long hauler symptoms
23:38 Signs and symptoms to check when monitoring blood clots; anticoagulant use
25:22 Olfaction and Post-Infectious Smell Loss (PISL)
28:50 Does olfactory training with essential oils work for restoring patients’ ability to smell?
40:10 Assessing and treating symptoms of fatigue for COVID 19 long hauler patients
41:24 Does getting a COVID 19 vaccine help reduce long COVID symptoms?
LINKS / REFERENCES:
How to conserve your energy (Royal College of Occupational Therapists) | https://www.rcot.co.uk/conserving-energy
Is Olfactory Training Effective Treatment for Postinfectious Smell Loss? (Triological Society Best Practice) | https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/lary.28902
Effects of olfactory training in patients with olfactory loss (Laryngoscope) | https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19235739/
Olfactory training is helpful in postinfectious olfactory loss: a randomized, controlled, multicenter study (Laryngoscope) | https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23929687/
Modified olfactory training in patients with postinfectious olfactory loss (Laryngoscope) | https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26031472/
Long term effects of olfactory training in patients with post-infectious olfactory loss (Rhinology) | https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27017331/
Sixty-Day Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 (Annals of Internal Medicine) | https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-5661
Symptoms and Functional Impairment Assessed 8 Months After Mild COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers (JAMA) | https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2778528
Patient-reported outcome measures after COVID-19: a prospective cohort study (European Respiratory Journal) | https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2020/09/17/13993003.03276-2020
How to assess olfactory performance with the Sniffin’ Sticks test® (European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases) | https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879729615001039
What is Pleurisy? (Dr Aishwarya Kelkar) | https://youtu.be/fIJW9K9K0BY
Symptoms After COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Persistent Symptoms After Acute Infection: A Case Series (Annals of Internal Medicine) | https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M21-1976#f1-M211976
All coronavirus updates are at MedCram.com (including more discussion on long covid treatment, long covid symptoms, long covid recovery, COVID long haulers, long covid clinic, and more).
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