Research Studies

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Long COVID: Similarities and Differences

Are ME/CFS and long COVID similar conditions, with the only difference being the trigger driving their development? Scientists evaluated levels of depressive symptoms, fatigue, sleep quality, anxiety, and olfactory and cognitive functions in 42 ME/CFS patients and 73 long COVID patients to find out if this is the case.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Tolerance in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers created an online questionnaire for RA and AIRD patients to self-report short-term COVID-19 vaccine-related adverse events. Vaccines included in the study were Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, and Sinopharm. The most common coexisting autoimmune diseases were thyroid disorders, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren’s syndrome (10.0%, 2.6%, and 2.5%, respectively).

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