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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (6): 16–38.
Published: 01 November 2022
... persistent symptoms are diagnosed with long COVID, or post-COVID syndrome. Individuals with long COVID develop symptoms related to multiple organ systems. One of the more frequent systems affected is the pulmonary system. Individuals develop shortness of breath and/or fatigue. These are sometimes unrelated...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (5): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Stephen L. Demeter, MD, MPH The Centers for Disease Control has defined long COVID—or post–COVID-19 conditions—as a clinical syndrome reflecting a wide range of new, persistent, or recurring health problems experienced by individuals infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and therefore, we have more limited experience in understanding all of its outcomes. Thus, clinical, functional, and permanent impairment assessment is challenging. Symptoms including fatigue, dyspnea, and cognitive difficulties have been referred to as “post-acute COVID,” “long COVID,” or “long haulers...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
...]) conditions are referred to by a wide range of names, including long COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID, post-acute COVID syndrome, chronic COVID, long-haul COVID, late sequelae, and others, as well as the research term, post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Symptoms may...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (6): 3–14.
Published: 01 November 2021
... forward. This article highlights several concerns in evaluating and treating patients with enduring COVID-19-related illness. © 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2021 American Medical Association COVID-19 Long COVID Post-Acute COVID Post-COVID-19 Post-COVID-19 Conditions...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (2): 39–50.
Published: 01 March 2023
... identified were adverse events, quality of life, and mortality 7 ; most fPROMS measure quality of life issues. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created yet another need for the use of fPROMs. The most frequent complaints associated with the entity commonly referred to as long COVID include...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 13–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
... health of COVID-19 patients. Further research must be undertaken in this area. Patients with longer hospital stays were less likely to improve their anxiety level in the intervention group. The authors suggest that CBT should be focused on patients who have long hospital stays and a chronic disease...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., first responders, etc). This area of law is changing rapidly, and physicians will have to check the current status of such law in the applicable jurisdiction to a case before them. Administrative requests for impairment ratings before literature is published on the long-term outcomes in COVID-19...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 3–11.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD; Helene Fearon, PT; Steven Feinberg, MD; Barry Gelinas, MD, DC; David Langham, Esq; J. Mark Melhorn, MD Virtual independent medical evaluations (IMEs) have become and are likely to remain common even after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic ends, but virtual...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (5): 38–54.
Published: 01 September 2022
... you to review his medical records. Included was a screening spirometry. The FVC was 2.80 L. The insurance company is asking only one question: Is this patient's reduced FVC all due to “long COVID” or is some related to his obesity? He is 5 ft 10 in tall (178 cm) and weighs 340 lbs (140.6 kg; BMI...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
... need to evaluate the mental status and integrative functions of these patients. CNS impairment may result from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular disease, post-coronavirus disease (COVID) syndrome, and other illnesses. A full neuropsychological evaluation may not have been performed...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2023
...). Beginning in early 2020, two large, overlapping epidemics affected the United States (US). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic quickly became the third leading cause of death, contributing to the deaths of more than 350,000 people by the end of 2020. 1 Predating and then overlapping...