Cognitive function in patients after Covid infection

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What The Study Did: Researchers found a relatively high rate of cognitive impairment several months after patients had contracted COVID-19 in a study that included 740 individuals who were treated as an outpatient, in an emergency department or as a hospital inpatient. Impairments in executive functioning, processing speed, category fluency, memory encoding and recall were predominant among hospitalized patients.

Authors: Jacqueline H. Becker, Ph.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, is the corresponding author.

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