PHOSP-COVID Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 study: a national consortium to understand and improve long-term health outcomes

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Total publications:21 publications

Grant number: MR/V027859/1

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    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Leicester
  • Research Category

    Clinical characterisation and management

  • Research Subcategory

    Post acute and long term health consequences

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The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically led to severe acute illness, hospitalisation and death. Beyond the health of those affected, it has had widespread economic, psychological and societal effects. The clinical spectrum is broad, ranging from those with no or minimal symptoms to severe pneumonia in 15-20% with evidence of widespread disease beyond the lung. As we emerge from the first wave of the pandemic we have new insights into the acute phase of this disease but very little information concerning longterm effects of COVID-19 and the ongoing medical, psychological and rehabilitation needs of these patients. We shall establish a national consortium and a research platform embedded within clinical care to understand and improve long-term outcomes for survivors following hospitalisation with COVID-19. We have built the consortium from existing expert groups across the UK and shall use standardised assessments of patients, including advanced imaging, recording of information and collection of samples. This study will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of the impact on the health of those that have been hospitalised with COVID-19. This will enable trials of new strategies of clinical care including personalised treatments to improve the long-term outcome of current and future COVID-19 survivors.

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Post-acute COVID-19 neuropsychiatric symptoms are not associated with ongoing nervous system injury.

Acute blood biomarker profiles predict cognitive deficits 6 and 12 months after COVID-19 hospitalization.

Prevalence of physical frailty, including risk factors, up to 1 year after hospitalisation for COVID-19 in the UK: a multicentre, longitudinal cohort study.

Effects of sleep disturbance on dyspnoea and impaired lung function following hospital admission due to COVID-19 in the UK: a prospective multicentre cohort study.

Implementable Deep Learning for Multi-sequence Proton MRI Lung Segmentation: A Multi-center, Multi-vendor, and Multi-disease Study.

The effect of COVID rehabilitation for ongoing symptoms Post HOSPitalisation with COVID-19 (PHOSP-R): protocol for a randomised parallel group controlled trial on behalf of the PHOSP consortium.

Residual Lung Abnormalities after COVID-19 Hospitalization: Interim Analysis of the UKILD Post-COVID-19 Study.

Characteristics and risk factors for post-COVID-19 breathlessness after hospitalisation for COVID-19.

SARS-CoV-2-specific nasal IgA wanes 9 months after hospitalisation with COVID-19 and is not induced by subsequent vaccination.