Thursday, April 22, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Seizures Induced By COVID Related To Higher Death Risk

Seizures Induced By COVID Related To Higher Death Risk

For the study, the team analyzed medical information for 197 hospitalized patients with Covid-19 who underwent electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring

Some hospitalized patients with COVID experience non-convulsive seizures, which may put them at a higher death risk, suggests a new study.

The study, published in the Annals of Neurology, suggests that neurological complications may be an important contributor to the morbidity and mortality associated with coronavirus.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

Death Risk
The morbidity and mortality associated with coronavirus can be exacerbated by neurological complications. Pixabay

“There is increasing evidence that non-convulsive seizures can damage the brain and make outcomes worse, similar to convulsions,” Westover added.

For the study, the team analyzed medical information for 197 hospitalized patients with COVID who underwent electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring — tests that detect electrical activity of the brain using small metal discs attached to the scalp.

ALSO READ: Depression Alters The Processing of Visual Information: Study

The EEG tests detected nonconvulsive seizures in 9.6 percent of patients, some of whom had no prior neurological problems.

Patients who had seizures needed to be hospitalized for a longer time, and they were four times more likely to die while in the hospital than patients without seizures — suggesting that neurological complications may be an important contributor to the higher death risk, morbidity and mortality associated with COVID. (IANS/KB)

STAY CONNECTED

19,507FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

What Effect Does CBD Oil Have On Testosterone Levels?

By- Harper Deym Researchers have been looking at the possible health effects of CBD since it became legal in the United States. We will have...

Co-living: Reflecting Urban Youth’s ‘No-Compromise’ Approach To Life

A new pan-India study has showcased that the preferences of the young urban population have changed dramatically as they opt for homes that are...

7 Tips To Get Started With Fitness When You’re Stuck At Home

Starting a fitness routine is a tough and overwhelming choice. Especially if you are a beginner and can barely differentiate between a bench press...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Produced Oxygen On Mars

New feat to the credit of Perseverance: the NASA rover transformed carbon dioxide from Mars' atmosphere into oxygen, a first on another planet, the...

World Earth Day: Celebrate Sustainable Travel

Each year 22nd April or Earth Day as we know it brings with it a reminder to do better for our planet and takes...

UN: World Is In Danger Of Losing Benefits The Ocean Provides

The world is at risk of losing many of the benefits the ocean provides, warns the latest UN assessment on the state of the...

Restaurant Marketing Strategies During Corona Virus Outbreak

It comes as no surprise the sudden surge in COVID cases has stopped many lot sectors in their tracks. The restaurant business is one...

Dates, Ramzan’s Favourite Fruit, Are Both Nutritious And Healthy!

Come Ramzan and one is immediately reminded of dates. Yes, that sumptuous fruit with which the faithful break their fast during the Iftar (breaking...

Recent Comments