Almost half of the 86 patients were current or former smokers and 65 per cent of hospitalised patients were overweight or obese. Importantly, CT unveiled lung damage in this patient group that was not identified by lung function tests.
Moreover, 56% showed evidence of COVID-19-related lung damage on CT scans. However, the severity of the symptoms decreased, and the number of people affected by lung damage fell to 56%.
COVID-19 patient undergoing muscle training for rehabilitation.
The patients, average age 61, were evaluated six, 12 and 24 weeks after leaving the hospital. He had taken the elderly woman to the hospital before he took the victim to a secluded spot near the Aranmula Airport and raped her.More news: Jelly Belly is Giving Away a Candy Factory Willie Wonka Style
At the 6-week visit, echocardiography showed that 48 patients (58.5%) had dysfunction of the left ventricle of the heart at diastole, which improved over time. By the 12-week visit, the patients reported improved symptoms, such as reduced breathlessness.
Tests of lung function included FEV1 (the amount of air that can be expelled forcibly in one second), FVC (the total volume of air expelled forcibly), and DLCO (a test to measure how well oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood).
All these measurements improved between six- and 12-weeks follow-ups.
33% showed carbon monoxide diffusion capacity as less than 80% of normal at 6 weeks, improving to 22% at 12 weeks. At six weeks, 23 percent of the patients showed FEV1 levels less than 80 percent of normal, improving at 12 weeks to 21 percent of the patients. CT scans still showed lung damage in 88 per cent of patients.More news: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Updates Will Be A Little Longer
The 20-year-old girl was assaulted sexually while being taken from Pathanamthitta to the COVID care centre in Kozhencherry. The lack of physical movement, on top of the severe infection, leads to severe muscle loss. At the beginning, they were able to walk an average of 16% of the distance that, in theory, they should be able to walk normally if healthy.
"Despite the significant improvement, the average period of three weeks in rehabilitation wasn't enough for them to recover completely", Al Chikhanie said. They spent an average of three weeks in intensive care and two weeks in a pulmonary ward before being transferred to a clinic for about three weeks of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Al Chikhanie said that patients who started rehabilitation within a week after coming off ventilators had quicker recoveries than those admitted after 2 weeks.More news: Physician explains the difference between flu and COVID-19 symptoms