Category: "COVID"

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

University of Alberta study also shows higher numbers of new neurological disorder diagnoses among people with pre-existing conditions in the months after they have COVID. People with neurological disease have a greater chance of death after contracting COVID-19, according to a new U of A study. The research also confirms a higher risk of developing new […]

Impact of COVID-19 in Patients With Epilepsy: Higher Hospitalization, Death Rates

Impact of COVID-19 in Patients With Epilepsy: Higher Hospitalization, Death Rates

Among patients with epilepsy, the risk for mortality and hospitalization from COVID-19 infection is higher, according to study results published in Epilepsia. Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study to determine whether patients with epilepsy are at a greater risk for being hospitalized with and dying from COVID-19. The primary outcomes of interest included COVID-19 hospitalization and […]

Elevated COVID-19 Risks for People with Epilepsy Unveiled by New Study

Elevated COVID-19 Risks for People with Epilepsy Unveiled by New Study

Imagine navigating a global pandemic with the added vulnerability of living with epilepsy. Recent research spearheaded by Swansea University and the University of Edinburgh has shed light on this very scenario, revealing that individuals with epilepsy faced significantly higher risks of hospitalization and mortality due to COVID-19 compared to those without the condition. This study, […]

Is Epilepsy a Risk Factor for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Older Patients?

Is Epilepsy a Risk Factor for Poor COVID-19 Outcomes in Older Patients?

Epilepsy was associated with higher in-hospital mortality, longer length of stay, and worse discharge dispositions among older adults with COVID-19. Older adults with comorbid epilepsy and COVID-19 infection demonstrated poorer outcomes compared to individuals without epilepsy. This suggests that pre-existing neurologic conditions, such as epilepsy, may be risk factors for worse COVID-19 outcomes among older […]

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