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Long-term impact of COVID-19 on survivors

Long-term impact of COVID-19 on survivors

Project Overview

 

The long-term impact of COVID-19 on patients who recover from the virus remains unknown.  Evidence from the 2003 SARS outbreak indicates that COVID-19 could substantially affect quality of life in survivors: around 22% of SARS survivors suffered from impaired lung function tests and their overall quality of life was still affected 6 months after disease onset. 

Patients Required

Estimated completion

Mar 2023

Total Patients Required

200

Study Location

Multiple Centres

Project Aim

A/Prof Gianluigi Li Bassi is conducting a new study aiming to elucidate the impact of COVID-19 on long-term health outcomes such as renal, pulmonary, liver and neurological dysfunction and general health-related quality of life. 

  “We anticipate that COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU could have various degrees of organ dysfunction up to 2 years after ICU discharge,” says A/Prof Gianluigi Li Bassi. “It is critical that we investigate the long-term impact of COVID-19 to ensure that the millions of people infected with the virus around the world receive the best medical care in the future.”

Project Impact

The results of the proposed study may help treating clinicians and GPs in after-care to address specific problems of this patient population and therefore increase general well-being and quality of life. 

Researchers

Associate Professor Gianluigi Li Bassi
Lead Researcher

It is critical that we investigate the long-term impact of COVID-19 to ensure that the millions of people infected with the virus around the world receive the best medical care in the future.

Associate Professor Gianluigi Li Bassi, Lead Researcher

Co-Investigators

  •  Professor John Fraser | Director ICU, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital

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