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Post-COVID Neurologic, Psychiatric Symptoms May Persist for 2 Years
According to Paul Harrison, FRCPsych, of the University of Oxford in England, and colleagues, health records of nearly 1.3 million people, mostly in the US, revealed that risks of cognitive deficit (brain fog), dementia, psychotic disorders, and epilepsy or seizures were elevated at 2 years for adults who had COVID. Adult COVID patients had an increased risk of anxiety and depression in the first six months, but this risk decreased over time, the researchers reported in Lancet Psychiatry.
Neurology August 22nd 2022
Serotonergic Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and Risk for Neonatal Seizures
Using covariate analysis of records from more than 1.2 million children over 17 years, these researchers conclude that the elevated risk for neonatal seizures and childhood epilepsy in children who were exposed to SSRIs or SNRIs during pregnancy can be attributed to the indicated SSRI and SNRI use for pregnant women, history of parental epilepsy, and other covariates, rather than the use of the medication itself.
Obstetrics & Gynecology July 19th 2022
The 8 Most Expensive Chronic Conditions
More than half of adult Americans (60%) have at least one chronic condition that eventually lead to disability, mortality, and reduced quality of life. And chronic conditions account for 90% of America’s $3.8 trillion in annual healthcare costs. The CDC says these are the eight most expensive.
Cardiology October 29th 2021