Clinical outcomes among patients with 1-year survival following intensive care unit treatment for COVID-19

JAMAHeesakkers H, van der Hoeven JG, Corsten S, et al. | February 10, 2022

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Patients who survive intensive care unit (ICU) treatment for COVID-19 were followed up for 1 year to report on the occurrence of physical, mental, and cognitive symptoms 1 year after ICU treatment.

  • This exploratory multicenter prospective cohort study was conducted in ICUs of 11 Dutch hospitals.

  • A total of 246 patients who were alive 1 year following ICU treatment for COVID-19 were included.

  • Physical symptoms were reported in 74.3%, mental symptoms in 26.2%, and cognitive symptoms in 16.2%.

  • Following were the most frequently reported new physical problems: weakened condition, joint stiffness, joint pain, muscle weakness and myalgia.

  • Overall findings suggest frequent presence of physical, mental, and cognitive symptoms 1 year after ICU treatment for COVID-19.

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