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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A

Sep 15, 2021

Many patients experience neurocognitive deficits, PTSD, and generalized weakness and disability following an intensive care unit (ICU) stay. JAMA Medical News Senior Writer Rita Rubin talks with E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, about ICU aftereffects, post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, and how the coronavirus pandemic, particularly hospitals’ restrictions on visitors, impeded progress made since the 1990s in caring for the critically ill.

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