COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Read the most recent insights on the topic of COVID-19.
Tiredness experienced by Long-COVID patients has a physical causeResearchers from Amsterdam UMC and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) have discovered that the persistent fatigue in patients with long-COVID has a biological cause, namely mitochondria in muscle cells that produce less energy than in healthy patients. The results of the study were published today in Nature Communications.
Nucleocapsid Protein Accumulates in Epithelium of a Post-COVID-19 PatientFollowing the COVID-19 crisis, a surge in cases of acute kidney failure prompted the Pathology Department to initiate investigations at the Core Facility Cellular Imaging Electron Microscopy Centre Amsterdam. This research aimed to refine treatment strategies for hospitalized patients and those experiencing post-COVID kidney complications. The findings, recently published in Microbiology Spectrum, revealed unexpected insights.
Athletes have no reason to be concerned by their COVID-19 vaccine this winter but timing mattersIt is now almost a rule of thumb: As soon as an athlete falls to the ground with a sudden cardiac arrest, social media is awash with claims that COVID-19 vaccinations are to blame. This was the case with English footballer Charlie Wyke, cyclist Sonny Colbrelli and, most recently, with college basketballer, and son of LeBron, Bronny James. In the view of Harald Jorstad, Sports Cardiologist at Amsterdam UMC, there is no evidence to support these claims, but timing of the vaccination can be structured to not negatively influence performance. This article is, today, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Cognitive behavioural therapy lessens post-viral fatigue after COVID-19 Those with post-viral fatigue after suffering from COVID-19 benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, resulting in less fatigue and concentration problems. Lead researcher, Hans Knoop, Professor of Medical Psychology at Amsterdam UMC found that “After behavioural therapy, patients not only had less symptoms but also functioned better both physically and socially. Those improvements were still present even after six months.” Today, research from Amsterdam UMC, RadboudUMC and three other hospitals is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Long-COVID a greater burden for migrant groups than the Dutch population All prominent migrant groups in the Netherlands suffer more from long-covid than the native Dutch population, research from Amsterdam UMC has found. The study, published today, in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe, shows that in some groups the rates of long-covid are up to 50% larger than in the Dutch population. Resulting in many migrant groups “suffering in silence,” in the words of senior author Professor Charles Agyemang.