International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 2, Issue 5 | Research Article | Open Access

Real World Cross-Sectional Analysis of COVID-19 Sequelae

Christopher Suhar*

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, 10820 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

*Correspondence to: Christopher Suhar 

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Background: An understanding of the sequelae following COVID-19 infection is continuously evolving. This retrospective cross-sectional analysis highlights persistent symptoms and quality of life in adult patients after hospitalization with COVID-19.

Materials & methods: Pandemic-induced lockdowns necessitated entirely virtual patient enrollment and follow-up. Participants completed telephone questionnaires on average 8-months after hospital discharge.

Results: N=95 participants completed the questionnaire. 62.4% were male and 37.6% were female, and the average age was 57 +15. Independently, those with gastrointestinal symptoms had 6.9 times higher odds of prolonged sequelae compared to those who did not have GI symptoms. No significant association existed between odds of recovery and use of over-the-counter medications or supplements.

Conclusion: Our findings support the burgeoning evidence surrounding the heterogeneity of post-COVID sequelae. Leveraging virtual technology, we gathered vital patient-reported information at a time of limited clinical experience.


COVID-19; Pandemic; Cardiovascular; Neuropsychiatric


Melody Hermel, Megan Sweeney, Heather Catchpole, Priscilla Gonzalez, Yu-Ming Ni, Christopher Suhar, et al. Real World Cross-Sectional Analysis of COVID-19 Sequelae. Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2023;2(5):1-12.