According to a systematic review consisting of 57 studies and including 250,000+ patients, more than 50% patients with long COVID (persistent postacute sequelae of COVID-19 or PASC) described feeling effects of COVID beyond six months after recovery. The results highlight the persistence and prevalence of long COVID and shed light on the research that is still needed to assess future demands for healthcare. Nearly 80% of the patients studied in this review, were hospitalized due to COVID-19 and developed further pulmonary and extrapulmonary clinical complications, including both physical and mental health manifestations. The results are published in JAMA Network Open on Oct 13.
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