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In this research letter, the authors highlight a case series of patients who were hospitalized in the ICU with COVID-19 and were followed as outpatients. Lung function abnormalities were common in their cohort compared with other post-ARDS follow-up cohorts, and there was less cognitive impairment despite similar rates of delirium and dosages of sedation. Depression and insomnia rates were comparable with previous post-ICU outcome data.
Although limited, these are helpful data that may inform about some of the long-term effects of COVID-19 and how they compare with more well-known post-ICU complications from ARDS. These data appear to be encouraging.
– Morgan Soffler, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
Critically ill patients with COVID-19 spend significant time on mechanical ventilation and have prolonged hospitalization duration. Whether these patients after discharge have immediate pulmonary and neurocognitive recovery is unknown.