On April 28, 2020, the Covid-19 Patient Monitoring Center was opened at the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. The 1-year results of the determinations made at the center were announced. A study was conducted on 5 thousand patients who caught and survived the coronavirus in 1 year. The patients were followed up day by day in the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th months.
Stating that they are following 5 thousand patients, Covid-19 Patients Monitoring Center Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Murat Köse said, “This center is a first in Turkey. The reason for the opening of the COVID-19 Patient Monitoring Center is that there is almost no organ or system that is not affected by COVID-19. Again, patients with COVID-19 can Then we thought that there would be many problems. We have followed up 5,000 patients since the center was opened. We followed the patients at one, three, six, nine and 12 months after they left the hospital. We had patients who completed one year. Their patients were chest, infection, psychiatry and nutrition specialists. We evaluated it,” he said.
Dr. Köse continued his words as follows: “Patients who had COVID-19 had physical and psychological symptoms. At first, we were seeing complaints such as weakness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort and cough. However, now joint, muscle and headaches, feeling of drowsiness, hair loss, We see symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and memory impairment.
Stating that at the end of the 12th month, different symptoms are seen in men and women, Dr. Köse said, “At the end of the first year, we see that weakening of memory and difficulty in concentrating come to the fore in middle-aged men. The situation affects the comfort of life and work life of the patients. Again, at the end of the twelfth month, we found that hair loss in older women increased gradually. “We see it at a rate of one or two percent. In men, the rate of memory weakness and concentration difficulties can reach up to 10 percent,” he said.
Emphasizing that the psychological effects continue in patients with COVID-19 after the 12th month, Dr. Köse said, “In this process, we started a considerable amount of antidepressants for the patients. When we stop the antidepressant, there are serious effects on the home and work lives of the patients. Psychological symptoms are more prominent than physical symptoms.”
Saying that COVID-19 affects the heart the most, Dr. Köse said, “The most common sight we saw in COVID-19 patients was heart enzyme and heart failure. Again, we observed that COVID-19 affected the pancreas and disrupted diabetes in this process. Again, there were many patients who lost weight and lost their nutrition. This being the case, we were also at the end of the first year. We distributed the patients to branches. At the same time, we noticed that these persistent symptoms that emerged after COVID-19 were more common in patients with severe COVID-19. For example, we started to see more persistent symptoms in diabetes patients after COVID-19. Organ that COVID-19 did not affect “And there is no system, one of them is COVID-19, which also affects the urogenital system. This makes us doubt whether it can cause infertility in the future. Will there be more IVF centers in the future? It is a matter of curiosity for us.”