Surfing the NASH Tsunami

COVID-19 and the Liver, “it's complicated - Ep 29

October 07, 2020 HEP Dynamics LLC Season 1 Episode 29
Surfing the NASH Tsunami
COVID-19 and the Liver, “it's complicated - Ep 29
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Surfing the NASH Tsunami
COVID-19 and the Liver, “it's complicated - Ep 29
Oct 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 29
HEP Dynamics LLC

Matt Kelly, Chief Innovation Officer at Perspectum, Ltd., joins the Surfers to discuss early findings from the COVERSCAN study which looks at the relationship between COVID-19 infection and major end-organ systems.

Matt Kelly, Chief Innovation Officer at Perspectum, Ltd. joins the Surfers to discuss two studies that look at the relationship between COVID-19 and the liver. In the COVERSCAN study, Perspectum plans to conduct multi-organ scans of 500 patients who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection at two-time points: post-infection and six months later. The goal was to establish the impact of the COVID-19 infection on all the body's major organ systems. During this podcast, Matt discusses the results of the first round of scans on the first 200 patients. In the current UK BioBank analysis, UK BioBank culled through its database of 500,000 patients aged 40-75 to find 1,000 who had prior COVID-19 tests and imaging and compared the 10% of these patients who tested positive to the rest of the cohort. Both sets of results suggest a complicated relationship between fatty liver and severity of COVID-19 infection. This new research is producing eye-opening results that challenge conventional thinking. Perhaps our most important episode to date...


Browse Our NASH and COVID-19 Coverage https://surfingnash.com/covid-19/

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Matt Kelly, Chief Innovation Officer at Perspectum, Ltd., joins the Surfers to discuss early findings from the COVERSCAN study which looks at the relationship between COVID-19 infection and major end-organ systems.

Matt Kelly, Chief Innovation Officer at Perspectum, Ltd. joins the Surfers to discuss two studies that look at the relationship between COVID-19 and the liver. In the COVERSCAN study, Perspectum plans to conduct multi-organ scans of 500 patients who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection at two-time points: post-infection and six months later. The goal was to establish the impact of the COVID-19 infection on all the body's major organ systems. During this podcast, Matt discusses the results of the first round of scans on the first 200 patients. In the current UK BioBank analysis, UK BioBank culled through its database of 500,000 patients aged 40-75 to find 1,000 who had prior COVID-19 tests and imaging and compared the 10% of these patients who tested positive to the rest of the cohort. Both sets of results suggest a complicated relationship between fatty liver and severity of COVID-19 infection. This new research is producing eye-opening results that challenge conventional thinking. Perhaps our most important episode to date...


Browse Our NASH and COVID-19 Coverage https://surfingnash.com/covid-19/