The study, which was conducted between January and August of last year, revealed that the effects of Corona on the patient do not always go away after his recovery, and that the likelihood that they will need medical treatment again is much more than the person who did not contract the virus.The study found that there are devastating long-term losses on survivors of the Coronavirus, with many people suffering from heart problems, diabetes, and chronic liver and kidney disease.
Of the 47,780 people discharged from the hospital in the first wave, 29.4% were returned to hospital within 140 days, and 12.3% of the total died.
The results of the study reveal a picture of a Corona patient who is likely to suffer from serious complications from the virus, compared to the general population: a man over fifty, a former smoker, is overweight and lives in a poor area. In addition, he is likely to suffer from underlying diseases such as high blood pressure, respiratory disease, and diabetes.The researchers called for urgent monitoring of people who had been discharged from hospital.
“This is the largest study of people who were discharged from hospital after being admitted with” Covid 19 “, said study team leader Kamlesh Khunti, professor of primary care for diabetes and vascular medicine at the University of Leicester.
He added: “The message here is that we really need to be prepared for a long-term Covid virus. Follow-up with these patients is a huge task … but some kind of monitoring must be arranged.”
Professor Khunte continued: “The team was surprised to discover that many people returned with a new diagnosis, and that many had problems with the heart, kidneys and liver, in addition to diabetes.”
“These people urgently need follow-up and need to take things like aspirin and statins,” he said.
The study concluded that Corona survivors were three and a half times more likely to be sent back to the hospital, and death, within the “140-day” time frame, compared to other outpatients.