Symptoms of a coronavirus – An ambulance doctor told how a coronavirus “quietly kills” the lungs of patients – News – UNIAN

Covid pneumonia can develop for some time without noticeable disorders, so it is often diagnosed too late.

The doctor told why coronavirus kills patients / Illustration by REUTERS

The doctor told why coronavirus kills patients / Illustration by REUTERS

The pneumonia caused by COVID-19 is often atypical and develops unnoticed by patients, which is why they seek medical help too late when their lungs have already received critical injuries.

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As reported TSN, the American ambulance doctor and lecturer in airway treatment courses, Richard Levitan, told The New York Times. After the outbreak, he worked in a hospital in Bellevue for 10 days and shared his observations with reporters.

The doctor admitted that they are not diagnosing deadly pneumonia caused by coronavirus fast enough. It is detected even in those infected without complaints of breathing problems.

“We did an X-ray of a patient who received a blow in the shoulder because we were worried that he had a lung collapse, and he had Covid pneumonia. In patients with injuries in the event of falls, to which we did a CT scan, we accidentally discovered Covid pneumonia. In elderly patients who lost consciousness for unknown reasons, and in a number of patients with diabetes, it was also detected, ”the doctor said.

The doctors were surprised that the patients did not report any sensation of breathing problems, although their chest X-ray showed diffuse pneumonia and the oxygen was below normal.

“We are just beginning to realize that Covid pneumonia initially causes a form of oxygen deprivation, which we call“ silent hypoxia ”-“ silent ”because of its insidious nature, which is difficult to detect,” the doctor explains.

Levitan explains that pneumonia is an infection of the lungs in which air sacs are filled with fluid or pus. Patients usually develop chest discomfort, pain during breathing, and other breathing problems. But when Covid pneumonia first appears, patients do not experience shortness of breath, even if their oxygen drops.

By the time patients begin to suspect something, they already have alarmingly low levels of oxygen and moderate to severe pneumonia. Normal oxygen saturation for most people is between 94 and 100%. In patients with Covid pneumonia, oxygen saturation is 50%.

Most of the patients the doctor came across said they had been sick for a week or so with fever, cough, upset stomach and fatigue, but they only stopped breathing when they arrived at the hospital. In such patients, pneumonia clearly continued for several days, but by the time they realized what they needed in the hospital, they were already in critical condition.

The physician notes that patients came to him with indicators that are incompatible with life. However, they were able to use their smartphones while monitors were installed. Although they breathed quickly, they had a relatively minimal overt disorder, despite the dangerously low levels of oxygen and terrible pneumonia on a chest x-ray.

“We are just beginning to understand why this is so. Coronavirus attacks lung cells that produce surfactant. This substance helps the air sacs in the lungs to remain open between breaths and is critical for normal lung function.

When inflammation from Covid pneumonia begins, it causes the destruction of air sacs and a decrease in oxygen levels. However, the lungs at first remain “malleable,” not yet frozen and not heavy with fluid. This means that patients can emit carbon dioxide from them – and without the accumulation of carbon dioxide, patients do not experience shortness of breath, ”the doctor explains.

Patients compensate for the low level of oxygen in the blood, breathing faster and deeper – and this happens even subconsciously. This physiological response of the patient causes even more inflammation and destruction of the air sacs, and pneumonia intensifies until the oxygen level drops. As a result, patients damage their lungs, breathing harder and harder.

Thus, 20% of patients with Covid pneumonia go into the second and more dangerous phase of lung damage. Fluid builds up, the lungs become hard, carbon dioxide levels increase, and patients develop acute respiratory failure.

According to the doctor, silent hypoxia, which quickly progresses to respiratory failure, explains the cases of sudden death of patients with Covid-19 after respiratory arrest.

Since many patients do not go to the hospital until their pneumonia develops well enough, many have ventilator fans, which leads to a shortage of machines themselves. And even after the transfer to the devices, many of them die.

At the same time, Levitan claims that there is a way to detect Covid pneumonia earlier and treat it more effectively – and this would not require waiting for a coronavirus test in a hospital or doctor’s office. It is necessary to identify “silent” hypoxia at an early stage using a conventional medical device, which can be purchased without a prescription in most pharmacies: a pulse oximeter.

This small device is very easy to use. It is placed on the finger, and after a few seconds two numbers appear: oxygen saturation and pulse rate. Pulse oximeters are extremely reliable in detecting problems with oxygenation and an increase in heart rate.

According to the doctor, all patients who have found a positive result for coronavirus should do pulse oximetric monitoring for two weeks. All people with cough, fatigue, and fever should also monitor with a pulse oximeter.

“We must direct resources to identifying and treating the initial phase of Covid pneumonia at an earlier stage by screening for latent hypoxia,” concluded the physician.

Earlier, the Washington Post wrote that in the US, people started die from coronavirus much earlier than thought.

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LIVE-TICKER Coronavirus – Daimler reports extreme drop in profits

April 23, 2020 – 7:50 a.m.

In the video: These are the changes to the corona measures

How important are caregivers? Very much – the corona crisis shows this once again. Politicians now want to make this clear in their money bags too. And why wearing face masks can really mean stress. In the live ticker you will find all important information and developments.

Here you will find an overview of the changed measures of the federal states and everything from A to Z you need to know about the corona virus.

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7:45 am – Almost a fifth of German companies are planning to cut jobs

According to the ifo Institute, almost a fifth of German companies are planning to cut jobs in the wake of the crisis. 18 percent of the companies wanted to fire employees or not to extend fixed-term contracts, the institute said, citing its April survey. 46 percent of the companies wanted to postpone investments, almost 50 percent would do short-time work.

7:35 a.m. – Daimler reports extreme drop in profits

  DEU Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, April 19, 2020 - After four weeks of standstill due to the corona pandemic in large parts of the production, the car manufacturer Daimler is starting up its plants again on Monday. Here is the Möhringen branch. *** DEU

When it comes to profits, the Corona crisis has slowed the company down considerably.

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The corona crisis led to a slump in profits for the automaker Daimler in the first quarter and makes it impossible to make a precise forecast for the year as a whole. From January to March, earnings before interest and taxes dropped 78 percent to 617 million euros, the Dax group announced in a mandatory announcement on Thursday night.

There were already deep signs of a brake on the Corona crisis when it came to sales: the passenger car subsidiary Mercedes-Benz sold 15 percent less worldwide in the first quarter, while sales in the truck business dropped 20 percent. Production at Daimler only started slowly again this week in Europe after a four-week break. The car dealerships opened. In China, production has already returned to normal.

07:20 – UN Secretary General: “The threat is the virus, not the people”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned of respect for human rights in the fight against the corona virus. Combating corona should not be an excuse for repression. In some societies, hate speech would increase and minorities would become the target of aggression. “We have seen the virus itself not discriminate but its effects – by uncovering deep weaknesses in public services and structural inequalities that hinder access to them,” Guterres said in a video message Thursday. Human rights should therefore be at the center of the response to the pandemic. “Let us never forget – the threat is the virus, not the people.”

07:00 a.m. – Current figures from Germany and the world

country Infected dead
Worldwide 2,628,916 183,441
USA 842.376 46,784
Spain 208,389 21,717
Italy 187.327 25,085
France 157.135 21,340
Germany 150,648 5,315
Great Britain 134,638 18,100
Turkey 98,674 2,376

Source: Johns Hopkins University

6:30 a.m. – More short-time work allowance, less catering VAT

After a marathon session, the grand coalition agreed on new billion-dollar aid for employees, restaurants, businesses and schools at night. Short-time work benefits are to be increased in order to compensate for loss of income, especially for low-wage earners. The catering industry, which is particularly hard hit by the crisis, will receive tax relief. At the same time, the duration of the unemployment benefit is extended. An overview of the decisions.

11:00 p.m. – Current figures from Germany and the world

country Infected Deaths
USA 839.836 46,399
Spain 208,389 21,717
Italy 187.327 25.985
France 159,315 21,373
Germany 149,771 5,211
Great Britain 134,637 18,151
Worldwide 2,623,231 182,740

Source: Johns Hopkins University

10:25 p.m. – Denmark allows foreign family members to enter again

The Danish government eased entry requirements on Wednesday due to the corona pandemic. Foreign spouses and life partners as well as children and parents of Danes can now return to the country even if they do not have a residence permit. Denmark was one of the first countries in Europe to close almost the passenger border on March 14th due to the Corona crisis. Only foreigners who had an important reason were allowed to enter. “However, people with symptoms continue to be rejected at the border,” Foreign and Integration Minister Mattias Tesfaye said in parliament.

9:30 p.m. – Ramelow with everyday mask on the asparagus field

April 22, 2020, Thuringia, Kutzleben: Bodo Ramelow (Die Linke), Prime Minister of Thuringia, presents an asparagus spear in a field of the Spargelhof Kutzleben. The company in the Unstrut-Hainich district is one of the largest asparagus growers in Thuringia

Asparagus harvest at the Kutzleben asparagus farm

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Black suit, blue tie – and a cloth over your mouth and nose: Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) set a good example on Wednesday with the asparagus pricking. The red and green cloth with which the head of government protected large parts of his face was, according to the imprint, a remnant from older times. It promoted the German Hiking Day three years ago – and “Luther 2017”.

8:55 pm – Virus detected for the first time in US pets

ARCHIVE - The two-month-old cat Delayla is sitting in the cat room of the animal shelter in Mainz on June 27th, 2008. While some enjoy their summer vacation in a relaxed manner, others have to toil: Animal shelters and pensions are always on during their long vacations

An infected person actually lived in just one household. (Icon image)

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In the USA, the novel corona virus has been detected in pets for the first time. Two domestic cats in the state of New York were tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the US health agency CDC said on Wednesday. Both animals that lived in different locations in the state had had respiratory problems. In one case, the cat’s owner had previously tested positive for the virus. In the other case, no infection is known in the affected household.

The agency said there is currently no evidence that pets have played a role in the spread of the corona virus. There is therefore no reason for measures against pets. The health authority advised that pets outside of their own household should not be allowed to come into contact with other animals or people. Sick people should stay away from their pets and other animals.

8:30 p.m. – British virologist: little chance of vaccine in 2021

England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty sees little chance of an effective remedy for the disease in the coming year. In the long term, there are two things you can get out of the current situation, he says: Either “through a highly effective vaccine and / or a very effective medication”. However, the probability that they will be available in the coming year is “incredibly low”. You have to see this realistically.

8:00 p.m. – Google is fishing dozens of hacker groups

Google claims to have identified more than a dozen government-sponsored hacker groups that are trying to use the pandemic for cyber attacks. The US company reports in its company blog that 18 million corresponding emails are intercepted.

6:55 pm – Drosten podcast nominated for the Grimme Online Award

The podcast “The Corona Virus Update” with the Berlin virologist Christian Drosten has been nominated for the Grimme Online Award. It has developed into an “instance” for listeners, the jury explained. He gave the virologist Drosten enough space to talk about current studies, symptoms or possible countermeasures – “and to correct himself due to new developments”. The podcast was still very often proposed for the award after the deadline.

“The need for information is very high, as the offers show, the selection of the nomination committee shows,” said Grimme Director Frauke Gerlach. It is particularly high when you live in times of crisis – like now in the Corona crisis.

6:45 pm – WHO: Most outbreaks in Europe are stable or decreasing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most outbreaks in Europe are now stable or are weakening. However, there are worrying increases in Central Europe, Africa and Central and South America, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

6:16 p.m. – Hamburg court considers corona closure of large stores to be inadmissible

The Hamburg Administrative Court has declared the closure of stores with more than 800 square meters of retail space maintained by the Senate to curb the corona pandemic to be inadmissible. With a decision published on Wednesday, the court granted an urgent request from a sports shop in downtown Hamburg, a spokesman said. However, the Senate had already lodged an appeal against this with the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court and requested that the rules should remain pending a decision.

In the opinion of the administrative court, the loosening of the shop opening that has been in effect since Monday violates the right to freedom of occupation. Because the distinction made in the regulation between shops with a sales area of ​​less than 800 square meters, which are allowed to open, and larger ones, which are only allowed to open with a reduced area, “is, according to the administrative court, unsuitable to serve the purpose of infection protection pursued by the legal regulation “the court announced. Rather, this protection can be achieved in large stores “as well as or even better than in smaller facilities”.

You can read here what the previous easing measures in public space in the various federal states look like.

5:44 p.m. – Online music festival with big stars planned

In the corona crisis, the music label Warner Music, together with the World Health Organization (WHO), is organizing an online festival with excerpts from previous concerts by stars such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. The “Play On Fest” with performances by more than 65 musicians and bands should be on the Internet from April 24th to 26th, the US record company announced on Wednesday. All proceeds – such as donations or the purchase of merchandise – should go to the WHO in the fight against the corona pandemic.

5:36 p.m. – UKE fears second wave of corona in autumn

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) has warned of a second wave of corona infections at the end of summer. “I am afraid that we are actually facing a second wave, which could only start after the summer months, in August, and maybe not until the end of August (…),” said UKE CEO Prof. Burkhard Göke in Hamburg on Wednesday. “We are very concerned about the logistics of diagnostics.” If there are then many cold patients in the central emergency room, the UKE will be required to take a smear on everyone, possibly again at intervals. The UKE has already exhausted its diagnostic possibilities “to the limit of availability”, warned Göke.

He is also worried about the wave of influenza that will set in in autumn. The idea that the influenza A infection, which in itself can be very stressful and dangerous, would also pair with a Covid infection, gives him a headache, said the medical director of the UKE. With regard to intensive care, he said there is currently no capacity overload. “We are unsure about autumn.”

5:13 p.m. – Zoos in need: State of North Rhine-Westphalia helps with around 12 million euros

31.03.2020, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne: Lions lie in the outside enclosure in the deserted zoo and sunbathe. The zoos closed due to the corona crisis sound the alarm: they lack the revenue. (to dpa

Coronavirus – Cologne Zoo

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NRW Finance Minister Lutz Lienenkämper (CDU) wants to help the zoos and zoos in the country with 11.825 million euros to deal with the consequences of the corona crisis. The zoos had “no significant financial reserves”. Lienenkämper wrote in a submission to the finance committee of the state parliament that this would endanger an adequate supply of animals and especially endangered animal species. The money should serve to compensate for the loss of revenue, secure liquidity and avert impending closures. The NRW zoos have been closed since March 18 and are therefore no longer paying entry fees. A zoo had published that there would be an emergency slaughter plan if feed was no longer available.

5:03 p.m. – Söder praises nationwide mask requirement

CSU chief Markus Söder has praised the announcements for a nationwide mask requirement due to the corona pandemic. “Good news: now there is a mask requirement in all 16 federal states. It is clear that the relief will be accompanied by protective measures,” wrote the Bavarian Prime Minister on Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, reports the dpa.

Before that, Bremen was the last federal state to announce the requirement to wear mouth-nose covers to protect against infection. The obligation applies in most countries – including Bavaria – from next week and mostly refers to buses and trains as well as shopping in shops. You can read about the regulations in your state here. You can read here how exactly the mask requirement should look in your state.

4:45 p.m. – Virologist Drosten: Germany may be wasting an important corona lead

Christian Drosten, Director at the Institute of Virology at Charite Berlin, taken as part of a press briefing from the Federal Ministry of Health on the spread of the corona virus. At the federal press conference in Berlin, March 9, 2020. Berlin D

Christian Drosten, Director at the Institute for Virology at Charite Berlin, taken as part of a press course

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Virologist Christian Drosten sees the danger that Germany may lose previous successes in corona containment and the situation may slip away. He currently regrets “seeing so much that we are just about to lose this advantage here completely,” said the head of Virology at the Charité on Wednesday in the NDR podcast. In international comparison, Germany is one of the most successful countries in combating pandemics because the outbreak was recognized very early on.

It would not surprise him if one suddenly came into a situation over May and June that “we cannot control if we are not careful”, emphasized Drosten. There would then be many more starting points for the virus than at the beginning of the epidemic. Germany is currently in a very fragile area, said Drosten, referring to the number of reproductions recently estimated by the Robert Koch Institute at 0.9. This means that on average almost every infected person infects a different person.

4:24 p.m. – Estimate: number of British corona deaths twice as specified

In the UK, according to a Financial Times report, twice as many people may have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic than previously thought. This is based on extrapolations by the newspaper based on figures from the British statistical office ONS. According to this, 41,000 people could have died in the wake of the pandemic. That is far more than the official figures suggest so far: According to the Ministry of Health, around 17,300 people have been shown to die of Monday from lung disease in hospitals in the country. This does not include deaths in nursing homes and private households.

The basis for the calculation of the “Financial Times” is the over-mortality rate in Great Britain, which the statistics office gave for the week up to April 10th with about 8000. That means that within a week, 8,000 more people died in the country than the average of previous years.

4:09 pm – Steinmeier: Can we work our way out of the economic valley again

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier prepared citizens for difficult economic times in the face of the Corona crisis, but was optimistic about an upswing afterwards. In his new video message, he called for solidarity in the economy and warned against underestimating the risks of the crisis.

“Time will not pass us by without a trace. We will give up some of the prosperity we have developed together,” said Steinmeier. “But we are and we will remain a strong economy – with millions of people who want to continue to tackle or get going again. Just as we will defeat the virus together, we will work our way out of the economic valley with diligence and prudence.”

3:59 p.m. – German airports expect trough in second quarter

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Impact of Corona Airport Munich In the picture Access Security Control Terminal 2 opened green. Munich Airport Mü

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In view of the fact that air traffic is hardly taking place anymore, German airports expect the low point in passenger numbers in the current second quarter. In the Corona crisis, traffic had dropped to around 5 percent of the previous level by the end of March, as the airport association ADV reported again on Wednesday. Last week (April 13-19, 2019), the number of passengers fell to just 1.2 percent.

For March, the figures showed a 63 percent decrease compared to the same month in the previous year to 7.1 million passengers, which corresponds approximately to the volume of the 1990s. There was particularly little traffic on the domestic routes.

The airline Walter had already filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday.

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According to the study, virus can damage the nervous system

April 21, 2020 – 11:35 a.m.

Respiratory failure as a result

The Sars and Mers pathogens were already known to cause damage to the nervous system. Analyzes show that this is also the case with the new corona virus. A possible consequence could be sudden cessation of breath. We explain what this means in detail for those affected.

+++ You can find all the latest developments in the corona virus at any time in our live ticker on RTL.de +++

Corona patients showed additional symptoms

Infection with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can not only manifest itself with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, but can also cause neurological symptoms. This is the result of a study by Chinese scientists with patients in Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic, from which the virus spread worldwide. As the doctors report in the journal “JAMA Neurology”, a good third of the 214 patients they examined showed signs that the virus had damaged the nervous system. The most common symptoms included dizziness and headache, as well as olfactory and taste disorders.

In the past few days, reports had already accumulated that corona patients at least temporarily lost their sense of smell and taste. These symptoms indicated that the brain was involved, said infectiologist Bernd Salzberger from the Regensburg University Hospital. “So far, however, there have been very few examinations of the brain of corona patients. We are still in the dark. »

Dizziness and headache were common

The current study from Wuhan is also based only on the evaluation of the corresponding patient files, laboratory findings and radiological examinations for the 214 study participants with a proven Covid-19 disease. As reported by the team led by neurologist Ling Mao from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 78 (36.4 percent) of them showed neurological manifestations that were more serious the more serious the overall Covid 19 disease was.

The most common observations made by doctors:

  • Dizziness (36 patients, 16.8 percent)
  • Headache (28 patients, 13.1 percent)
  • Taste disorders (12 patients, 5.6 percent)
  • Olfactory disorders (11 patients, 5.1 percent)
  • Stroke (6 patients, 2.8 percent)

Here Oliver Pocher tells how he perceived the loss of his sense of smell.

Symptoms of Sars infections are known

In an independent editorial to the study, neurologists Samuel Pleasure, Ari Green and Andrew Josephson from the University of California split these manifestations into specific symptoms (loss of smell or taste, muscle weakness and strokes) and non-specific symptoms (headache, loss of consciousness, dizziness and seizures) ) a. In the case of non-specific symptoms in particular, it remains unclear whether these are an expression of the disease itself or are part of a systemic inflammatory reaction in patients who were already very ill. Future studies should examine this question.

“It is important that the authors found that the patients they examined with some of the most common specific symptoms, including odor or taste disorders and muscle disorders, tended to have these symptoms at the beginning of their clinical course,” the three neurologists explain. This differs significantly from the neurological manifestations of Sars infections in 2002/2003, which were also triggered by a coronavirus.

In fact, Sars and Mers – also a coronavirus disease – are known to cause damage to the nervous system. For both infections it has been experimentally proven that the virus can enter the brain via the olfactory nerves in the nasal cavity.

Information important for treating doctors

In the case of Covid-19, it is now being discussed whether respiratory arrest could also be the result of neurological damage – for example, inflammation of the brain stem, where the control for the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract is also located. From a neurological point of view, it is important to clarify how many of the serious illnesses are triggered by the involvement of the central nervous system, notes Peter Berlit, general secretary of the German Society for Neurology.

In view of the current Chinese study, the medical professionals Pleasure, Green and Josephson see neurologists in their future as “at the forefront of the pandemic”. The authors of the study consider it particularly important that doctors consider a Covid 19 infection in patients with corresponding neurological symptoms “in order to avoid a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and to prevent further transmission”.

Source: DPA / RTL.de

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Coronavirus: how it can damage the nervous system

April 17, 2020 – 10:21 am

Respiratory failure as a result

The Sars and Mers pathogens were already known to cause damage to the nervous system. Analyzes show that this is also the case with the new corona virus. A possible consequence could be sudden cessation of breath. We explain what this means in detail for those affected.

+++ You can find all the latest developments in the corona virus at any time in our live ticker on RTL.de +++

Corona patients showed additional symptoms

Infection with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can not only manifest itself with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, but can also cause neurological symptoms. This is the result of a study by Chinese scientists with patients in Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic, from which the virus spread worldwide. As the doctors report in the journal “JAMA Neurology”, a good third of the 214 patients they examined showed signs that the virus had damaged the nervous system. The most common symptoms included dizziness and headache, as well as olfactory and taste disorders.

In the past few days, reports had already accumulated that corona patients at least temporarily lost their sense of smell and taste. These symptoms indicated that the brain was involved, said infectiologist Bernd Salzberger from the Regensburg University Hospital. “So far, however, there have been very few examinations of the brain of corona patients. We are still in the dark. »

Dizziness and headache were common

The current study from Wuhan is also based only on the evaluation of the corresponding patient files, laboratory findings and radiological examinations for the 214 study participants with a proven Covid-19 disease. As reported by the team led by neurologist Ling Mao from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 78 (36.4 percent) of them showed neurological manifestations that were more serious the more serious the overall Covid 19 disease was.

The most common observations made by doctors:

  • Dizziness (36 patients, 16.8 percent)
  • Headache (28 patients, 13.1 percent)
  • Taste disorders (12 patients, 5.6 percent)
  • Olfactory disorders (11 patients, 5.1 percent)
  • Stroke (6 patients, 2.8 percent)

Here Oliver Pocher tells how he perceived the loss of his sense of smell.

Symptoms of Sars infections are known

In an independent editorial to the study, neurologists Samuel Pleasure, Ari Green and Andrew Josephson from the University of California split these manifestations into specific symptoms (loss of smell or taste, muscle weakness and strokes) and non-specific symptoms (headache, loss of consciousness, dizziness and seizures) ) on. In the case of non-specific symptoms in particular, it remains unclear whether these are an expression of the disease itself or are part of a systemic inflammatory reaction in patients who were already very ill. Future studies should examine this question.

“It is important that the authors found that the patients they examined with some of the most common specific symptoms, including odor or taste disorders and muscle disorders, tended to have these symptoms at the beginning of their clinical course,” the three neurologists explain. This differs significantly from the neurological manifestations of Sars infections in 2002/2003, which were also triggered by a coronavirus.

In fact, Sars and Mers – also a coronavirus disease – are known to cause damage to the nervous system. For both infections it has been experimentally proven that the virus can enter the brain via the olfactory nerves in the nasal cavity.

Information important for treating doctors

In the case of Covid-19, it is now being discussed whether respiratory arrest could also be the result of neurological damage – for example, inflammation of the brain stem, where the control for the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract is also located. From a neurological point of view, it is important to clarify how many of the serious illnesses are triggered by the involvement of the central nervous system, notes Peter Berlit, general secretary of the German Society for Neurology.

In view of the current Chinese study, the medical professionals Pleasure, Green and Josephson see neurologists in their future as “at the forefront of the pandemic”. The authors of the study consider it particularly important that doctors consider a Covid 19 infection in patients with corresponding neurological symptoms “in order to avoid a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and to prevent further transmission”.

Source: DPA / RTL.de

Video playlist: everything you need to know about the corona virus

NEW SEQUENCE: RTL.de documentary “Zero Hour – Race with the Virus: How do we defeat Corona?”

In the second part of the RTL.de documentary “Zero Hour – Race with the Virus” we ask the question: How do we defeat Corona? To this end, the authors compare the various measures taken by individual countries around the world with the current recommendations from researchers.

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How Corona can attack the nervous system

April 16, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.

Respiratory failure as a result

The Sars and Mers pathogens were already known to cause damage to the nervous system. Analyzes show that this is also the case with the new corona virus. A possible consequence could be sudden cessation of breath. We explain what this means in detail for those affected.

+++ You can find all the latest developments in the corona virus at any time in our live ticker on RTL.de +++

Corona patients showed additional symptoms

Infection with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can not only manifest itself with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, but can also cause neurological symptoms. This is the result of a study by Chinese scientists with patients in Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic, from which the virus spread worldwide. As the doctors report in the journal “JAMA Neurology”, a good third of the 214 patients they examined showed signs that the virus had damaged the nervous system. The most common symptoms included dizziness and headache, as well as olfactory and taste disorders.

In the past few days, reports had already accumulated that corona patients at least temporarily lost their sense of smell and taste. These symptoms indicated that the brain was involved, said infectiologist Bernd Salzberger from the Regensburg University Hospital. “So far, however, there have been very few examinations of the brain of corona patients. We are still in the dark. »

Dizziness and headache were common

The current study from Wuhan is also based only on the evaluation of the corresponding patient files, laboratory findings and radiological examinations for the 214 study participants with a proven Covid-19 disease. As reported by the team led by neurologist Ling Mao from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 78 (36.4 percent) of them showed neurological manifestations that were more serious the more serious the overall Covid 19 disease was.

The most common observations made by doctors:

  • Dizziness (36 patients, 16.8 percent)
  • Headache (28 patients, 13.1 percent)
  • Taste disorders (12 patients, 5.6 percent)
  • Olfactory disorders (11 patients, 5.1 percent)
  • Stroke (6 patients, 2.8 percent)

Here Oliver Pocher tells how he perceived the loss of his sense of smell.

Symptoms of Sars infections are known

In an independent editorial to the study, neurologists Samuel Pleasure, Ari Green and Andrew Josephson from the University of California split these manifestations into specific symptoms (loss of smell or taste, muscle weakness and strokes) and non-specific symptoms (headache, loss of consciousness, dizziness and seizures) ) on. In the case of non-specific symptoms in particular, it remains unclear whether these are an expression of the disease itself or are part of a systemic inflammatory reaction in patients who were already very ill. Future studies should examine this question.

“It is important that the authors found that the patients they examined with some of the most common specific symptoms, including odor or taste disorders and muscle disorders, tended to have these symptoms at the beginning of their clinical course,” the three neurologists explain. This differs significantly from the neurological manifestations of Sars infections in 2002/2003, which were also triggered by a coronavirus.

In fact, Sars and Mers – also a coronavirus-related disease – are known to cause damage to the nervous system. For both infections it has been experimentally proven that the virus can enter the brain via the olfactory nerves in the nasal cavity.

Information important for treating doctors

In the case of Covid-19, it is now being discussed whether respiratory arrest could also be the result of neurological damage – for example, inflammation of the brain stem, where the control for the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract is also located. From a neurological point of view, it is important to clarify how many of the serious illnesses are triggered by the involvement of the central nervous system, notes Peter Berlit, General Secretary of the German Society for Neurology.

In view of the current Chinese study, the medical professionals Pleasure, Green and Josephson see neurologists in their future as “at the forefront of the pandemic”. The authors of the study consider it particularly important that doctors consider a Covid 19 infection in patients with corresponding neurological symptoms “in order to avoid a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and to prevent further transmission”.

Source: DPA / RTL.de

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López Obrador suspends tours this weekend

MEXICO CITY

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador There are no public activities scheduled this Saturday and Sunday.

Presidency of the Republic announced the agenda of the head of the Executive for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, yesterday, and his only scheduled activity is the press conference on Friday at 07:00 in the National Palace.

There are no public activities scheduled for Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th, according to the agenda, something that is only recorded when the President decides to take vacations in Easter and at the end of the year.

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Although the reason has not been confirmed, it is presumed that it is due to the imminent declaration of the third phase of the contingency due to the epidemic of COVID-19 which is expected to take effect this week.

Other occasions in which López Obrador has not carried out activities over the weekend has been due to being in the drafting of his activity reports or the Government Report last September.

Already on his tour from March 27 to 29, he had changed the format of his work tours to reduce contact with his supporters on his tours of public works supervision in Sinaloa, Nayarit, BC and Sonora.

CALL FOR DIALOGUE DURING QUARANTINE

During the Stay at Home session, to avoid contagions from COVID-19, proximity can help young people learn about the family’s history, suggested writer and researcher Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller.

In a video broadcast on her social networks, the president’s also wife Andrés Manuel López Obrador He said that it is a good time for each family to know their past better.

Being at home, talking about the past of parents, grandparents, loved ones, talking a lot, is a good time to talk honestly, deeply, what we are as a family, what we have lived and what we expect from the future, “said the academic.

Gutiérrez spoke with the Secretary of Public Education, Estaban Moctezuma.

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REGRETS THAT REVOCATION IS NOT ENDORSED

About to declare the most difficult phase of the epidemic due to the COVID-19 and facing the forecasts of the International Monetary Fund Since the Mexican economy will fall more than 6%, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, maintained that he is ready to leave because on December 1 of this year the foundations of the fourth transformation of Mexico will be established.

Reproaching for the second consecutive day that his proposal to submit his term of office to the revocation of the mandate next year on the same date when the chamber of deputies and other positions of popular election was renewed, the country’s president did not there is a need for “so much anger” or for them to “release so much money” to the most famous to arm the campaigns against them, especially when the constitutional reform that worried them the most was to establish the right of the elderly, boys and girls with disabilities and low-income students to receive a pension.

The President blamed his political opponents for not accepting his proposal and predicted that the people in Mexico will not renounce the social conquests that it has achieved, especially the poorest.

I am happy, calm and it is not necessary for me to be here, by force, besides, what is worth a president, an authority, without popular support? It is a dry leaf, it is pure formality, it is a vase, it is an ornament, a president without consensus, without the support of the people; then, as soon as I clarify that, for the record, I proposed it, “remarked the president.

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In these public hospitals they will attend Covid-19 in Phase 3

MEXICO CITY

In order to guarantee and provide medical care -in the best possible way- to all patients who require it during the Phase 3 of the pandemic of Covid-19, The National Hospital Reconversion Plan is underway.

Since March 30, the date on which the sanitary emergency was decreed in Mexico, the Ministry of Health reported that -for scenario 3-, around 2,342 beds available for critically ill and semi-critical patients could be added.

Every time during Phase 2, a total of 5,059 adaptable ventilator beds were counted.

In addition, after the signing of the “Together Against COVID-19” pact, the country’s private hospitals will release 3,115 beds for patients with diseases other than the coronavirus and thus attend to beneficiaries of the IMSS, ISSSTE, INSABI, of the Secretariat of the National Defense and the Secretary of the Navy.

COVID-19 HOSPITALS

The Ministry of Health enabled COVID-19 hospitals, among which the following stand out:

-National Institute of Respiratory Diseases

-National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán

-Hospital General de México

-Hospital Juárez de México

-Federico Gómez Children’s Hospital of Mexico

-General Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea González

-Ixtapaluca Regional High Specialty Hospital

-Tlalnepantla Regional Hospital

-ISSEMyM Toluca Medical Center

MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SECURITY (IMSS)

The Mexican Social Security Institute has arranged 184 highly specialized and second-level medical units throughout the country to serve only patients infected with Covid-19.

-State of Mexico: General Hospital of the Atlacomulco Zone

-Hidalgo: General Hospital of Subzone no. 33 of Tizayuca

-Chiapas: General Hospital of Zone No. 1 of Tapachula

-Nayarit: Banderas Bay Hospital (opening pending)

-For the metropolitan area: General Hospital of the Zone. No. 32 Villa Coapa

Within the hospital conversion for Covid-19, patients will also be seen at:

-XXI Century National Medical Center

-National Medical Center of the West in Guadalajara, Jalisco

-North-East National Medical Center in Monterrey, Nuevo León

-National Medical Center La Raza, with its Hospital of Infectology

INSTITUTE OF SAFETY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OF STATE WORKERS (ISSSTE)

The ISSSTE enabled 37 medical units for the health emergency for Covid-19, – in an early stage – for critical and semi-critical patients.

For the metropolitan area, the following stand out:

In the south:

-National Medical Center “November 20”

-General Hospital Dr. Darío Fernández Fierro

In the north:

-Regional Hospital 1st. October

In the East:

– Ignacio Zaragoza Regional Hospital

-General José María Morelos y Pavón Hospital

In the west:

-Hospital General Tacuba

-General Hospital Dr. Fernando Quiroz

In the State of Mexico:

-Bicentennial High Specialty Regional Hospital Bicentennial of Independence

NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM AVAILABLE TO THE SANITARY EMERGENCY

It should be noted that after the declaration of a health emergency by Covid-19 – on March 30 – all public and private health institutions will be available to the health sector so that – if required – they can attend to infected patients by coronavirus.

According to the national health system, for the care of all Mexicans with or without social security, there are 4 thousand 658 hospitals, of which 1353 are public and 3305 private, including the Mexican Red Cross.

There are 28 thousand 343 external consultation units, of which 20 thousand 957 depend on the public sector and 7 thousand 386 on private initiative.

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Coronavirus signs: These neurological symptoms are possible

Fortunately, typical symptoms of the coronavirus have long been known. Now doctors and researchers are gaining more and more knowledge about signs of coronavirus through studies.

Fever, dry cough and general weakness are the most common ones Coronavirus signs. This is due to the fact that the virus primarily affects the lungs and airways. But apparently the nervous system of Covid-19 can also be attacked.

Coronavirus signs: study of neorological symptoms

To study coronavirus signs in the neurological area, among other things, Ling Mao and his colleagues from the Union Clinic Wuhan (the epicenter of the virus) evaluated the medical records of 214 patients infected with Covid-19 in a study. The scientists not only wanted to find out what neurological abnormalities there were, but also what the symptoms were.

The result of the study was published in JAMA Neurol on April 10, 2020 released and reads as follows: “78 of the patients (36.4 percent) had different types of neurological symptoms, which included the central nervous system (24.9 percent), the peripheral nervous system (8.9 percent) and the skeletal muscles (10.7 percent) . “

Coronavirus signs: These neurological symptoms exist

The researchers in the study of the neurological signs of coronavirus were also able to identify typical symptoms. In patients whose Central nervous system attacked by Covid-19 showed dizziness (16.8 percent) and headache (13.1 percent).



Patients whose peripheral nervous system showed abnormalities mostly suffered from loss of smell and taste. Many coronavirus patients in Europe also show this symptom. Doctors have warned of this coronavirus sign in the past few weeks. The study in Wuhan also showed visual disturbances and nerve pain. The researchers also found that patients with more severe courses of Covid-19 were more likely to have neurological symptoms.

Coronavirus signs: The neurological symptoms appear so early

According to Ling Mao and his colleagues, the neurological abnormalities show up relatively early in the course of the disease. In some cases, they were able to determine that the disorders were even visible before the typical coronavirus symptoms.

“Some patients with fever and headache were admitted to the neurological department after being initially excluded from Covid-19 due to routine blood test results and screening lung CT in the clinic. However, a few days later they had typical Covid-19 symptoms such as cough, sore throat, lower lymphocyte count, and the appearance of frosted glass on lung CT. Your diagnosis of Covid-19 was confirmed by a positive nucleic acid test and then transferred to the isolation ward, “the report said.

More information about the corona virus

Doctors and researchers are slowly gaining more insights into Covid-19. However, we will probably have to be patient until the virus is understood more fully by experts. Some clues can predict the course of Covid-19. And these three signs of coronavirus more often have dangerous consequences. These abnormalities think doctors are very unusual. But in the midst of all the news about the pandemic there is also good news about the corona virus. There is also Hope for a corona vaccine. Because an agent is supposed to kill the virus in just two days.

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Researcher: Coronavirus can attack the nervous system

April 15, 2020 – 9:43 am

Respiratory failure as a result

The Sars and Mers pathogens were already known to cause damage to the nervous system. Analyzes show that this is also the case with the new corona virus. A possible consequence could be sudden cessation of breath. We explain what this means in detail for those affected.

+++ You can find all the latest developments in the corona virus at any time in our live ticker on RTL.de +++

Patients showed additional symptoms

Infection with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can not only manifest itself with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, but can also cause neurological symptoms. This is the result of a study by Chinese scientists with patients in Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic, from which the virus spread worldwide. As the doctors report in the journal “JAMA Neurology”, a good third of the 214 patients they examined showed signs that the virus had damaged the nervous system. The most common symptoms included dizziness and headache, as well as olfactory and taste disorders.

In the past few days, reports had already accumulated that corona patients at least temporarily lost their sense of smell and taste. These symptoms indicated that the brain was involved, said infectiologist Bernd Salzberger from the Regensburg University Hospital. “So far, however, there have been very few examinations of the brain of corona patients. We are still in the dark. »

Dizziness and headache were common

The current study from Wuhan is also based only on the evaluation of the corresponding patient files, laboratory findings and radiological examinations for the 214 study participants with a proven Covid-19 disease. As reported by the team led by neurologist Ling Mao from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 78 (36.4 percent) of them showed neurological manifestations that were more serious the more serious the overall Covid 19 disease was.

The most common observations made by doctors:

  • Dizziness (36 patients, 16.8 percent)
  • Headache (28 patients, 13.1 percent)
  • Taste disorders (12 patients, 5.6 percent)
  • Olfactory disorders (11 patients, 5.1 percent)
  • Stroke (6 patients, 2.8 percent)

Here Oliver Pocher tells how he perceived the loss of his sense of smell.

Symptoms of Sars infections are known

In an independent editorial to the study, neurologists Samuel Pleasure, Ari Green and Andrew Josephson from the University of California split these manifestations into specific symptoms (loss of smell or taste, muscle weakness and strokes) and non-specific symptoms (headache, loss of consciousness, dizziness and seizures) ) on. In the case of non-specific symptoms in particular, it remains unclear whether these are an expression of the disease itself or are part of a systemic inflammatory reaction in patients who were already very ill. Future studies should examine this question.

“It is important that the authors found that the patients they examined with some of the most common specific symptoms, including odor or taste disorders and muscle disorders, tended to have these symptoms at the beginning of their clinical course,” the three neurologists explain. This differs significantly from the neurological manifestations of Sars infections in 2002/2003, which were also triggered by a coronavirus.

In fact, Sars and Mers – also a coronavirus disease – are known to cause damage to the nervous system. For both infections it has been experimentally proven that the virus can enter the brain via the olfactory nerves in the nasal cavity.

Information important for treating doctors

In the case of Covid-19, it is now being discussed whether respiratory arrest could also be the result of neurological damage – for example, inflammation of the brain stem, where the control for the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract is also located. From a neurological point of view, it is important to clarify how many of the serious illnesses are triggered by the involvement of the central nervous system, notes Peter Berlit, General Secretary of the German Society for Neurology.

In view of the current Chinese study, the medical professionals Pleasure, Green and Josephson see neurologists in their future as “at the forefront of the pandemic”. The authors of the study consider it particularly important that doctors consider a Covid 19 infection in patients with corresponding neurological symptoms “in order to avoid a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and to prevent further transmission”.

Source: DPA / RTL.de

Video playlist: everything you need to know about the corona virus

NEW SEQUENCE: RTL.de documentary “Zero Hour – Race with the Virus: How do we defeat Corona?”

In the second part of the RTL.de documentary “Zero Hour – Race with the Virus” we ask the question: How do we defeat Corona? To this end, the authors compare the various measures taken by individual countries around the world with the current recommendations from researchers.

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According to the study, coronavirus can damage the nervous system

April 14, 2020 – 1:44 p.m.

Respiratory failure as a result

The Sars and Mers pathogens were already known to cause damage to the nervous system. Analyzes show that this is also the case with the new corona virus. A possible consequence could be sudden cessation of breath. We explain what this means in detail for those affected.

+++ You can find all the latest developments in the corona virus at any time in our live ticker on RTL.de +++

Patients showed additional symptoms

Infection with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can not only manifest itself with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, but can also cause neurological symptoms. This is the result of a study by Chinese scientists with patients in Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic, from which the virus spread worldwide. As the doctors report in the journal “JAMA Neurology”, a good third of the 214 patients they examined showed signs that the virus had damaged the nervous system. The most common symptoms included dizziness and headache, as well as olfactory and taste disorders.

In the past few days, reports had already accumulated that corona patients at least temporarily lost their sense of smell and taste. These symptoms indicated that the brain was involved, said infectiologist Bernd Salzberger from the Regensburg University Hospital. “So far, however, there have been very few examinations of the brain of corona patients. We are still in the dark. »

Dizziness and headache were common

The current study from Wuhan is also based only on the evaluation of the corresponding patient files, laboratory findings and radiological examinations for the 214 study participants with a proven Covid-19 disease. As reported by the team led by neurologist Ling Mao from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 78 (36.4 percent) of them showed neurological manifestations that were more serious the more serious the overall Covid 19 disease was.

The most common observations made by doctors:

  • Dizziness (36 patients, 16.8 percent)
  • Headache (28 patients, 13.1 percent)
  • Taste disorders (12 patients, 5.6 percent)
  • Olfactory disorders (11 patients, 5.1 percent)
  • Stroke (6 patients, 2.8 percent)

Here Oliver Pocher tells how he perceived the loss of his sense of smell.

Symptoms of Sars infections are known

In an independent editorial to the study, neurologists Samuel Pleasure, Ari Green and Andrew Josephson from the University of California split these manifestations into specific symptoms (loss of smell or taste, muscle weakness and strokes) and non-specific symptoms (headache, loss of consciousness, dizziness and seizures) ) on. In the case of non-specific symptoms in particular, it remains unclear whether these are an expression of the disease itself or are part of a systemic inflammatory reaction in patients who were already very ill. Future studies should examine this question.

“It is important that the authors found that the patients they examined with some of the most common specific symptoms, including odor or taste disorders and muscle disorders, tended to have these symptoms at the beginning of their clinical course,” the three neurologists explain. This differs significantly from the neurological manifestations of Sars infections in 2002/2003, which were also triggered by a coronavirus.

In fact, Sars and Mers – also a coronavirus disease – are known to cause damage to the nervous system. For both infections it has been experimentally proven that the virus can enter the brain via the olfactory nerves in the nasal cavity.

Information important for treating doctors

In the case of Covid-19, it is now being discussed whether respiratory arrest could also be the result of neurological damage – for example, inflammation of the brain stem, where the control for the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract is also located. From a neurological point of view, it is important to clarify how many of the serious illnesses are triggered by the involvement of the central nervous system, notes Peter Berlit, General Secretary of the German Society for Neurology.

In view of the current Chinese study, the medical professionals Pleasure, Green and Josephson see neurologists in their future as “at the forefront of the pandemic”. The authors of the study consider it particularly important that doctors consider a Covid 19 infection in patients with corresponding neurological symptoms “in order to avoid a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and to prevent further transmission”.

Source: DPA / RTL.de

Video playlist: everything you need to know about the corona virus

NEW SEQUENCE: RTL.de documentary “Zero Hour – Race with the Virus: How do we defeat Corona?”

In the second part of the RTL.de documentary “Zero Hour – Race with the Virus” we ask the question: How do we defeat Corona? To this end, the authors compare the various measures taken by individual countries around the world with the current recommendations from researchers.

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