Wednesday, September 28

Not just Organs and Brains, COVID-19 now leads to near-fatal Gangrene due to Clots in the Intestine


If tricolor fungus, decreased lung capacity and clots in the arteries of the limbs, heart, and brain weren’t enough, COVID-19 patients are now getting intestinal clots and gangrene.

In Mumbai’s city hospitals, nearly a dozen cases have been treated by physicians and surgeons, according to a report in the Times of India, who caution that complaints of unexplained abdominal pain should be investigated.

Studies have shown that about 16-30 percent of COVID-19 patients also have gastrointestinal symptoms and have minimal to no symptoms. Patients with intestinal clots may come down with acute mesenteric ischemia, a rare abdominal emergency associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality.

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Meanwhile, ICMR has invited independent researchers from across India to contribute their scientific knowledge related to COVID-19 to present their innovative research ideas in priority areas, saying that there is little knowledge available related to the functional aspects of the virus. . Transmission dynamics, natural infection and immunological response to vaccines.

In addition, it is important to understand vaccine hesitancy and low uptake, the clinical spectrum of the disease, and the drivers of its progression. Also, there is a need to prepare clinical management protocols in line with emerging global evidence,” the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

These projects were designed to address the most pressing research questions in the following domains – clinical research, diagnostics and biomarkers, epidemiology and surveillance, and operations research, it added. ICMR now invites independent researchers across the country to contribute to scientific knowledge related to COVID-19.

The apex research body said by presenting its innovative research ideas in the form of brief concept proposals in the following identified priority areas.

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