Patients with COVID-19–related, long-term smell and taste disorders were younger, had a lower occurrence of anosmia/ageusia, and more often experienced distorted senses.
Persistent Olfactory Dysfunction Caused by COVID-19 Affects Nearly One-Third of Patient Cohort
COVID-19 produced persistent olfactory dysfunction in 29% of cohort at a one-year follow-up evaluation.
COVID Associated with Increased Attention on Articles in Otolaryngology Journals
COVID-19 pandemic was associated with an increase in volume, citations, and attention for both COVID and non-COVID articles in otolaryngology journals as compared to pre-COVID articles.
COVID-19–Related Olfactory Dysfunction Associated with Major Depressive Disorder Likelihood
The Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD) might help predict symptoms of depression in olfactory dysfunction (OD) patients.
Modified Olfactory Training Is Effective in Treating Post–COVID-19 Parosmia
Parosmia has been reported to develop after COVID-19 and may be a sign of recovery in olfactory function following anosmia.
Parosmia Is Distinct from Quantitative Olfactory Loss in Patients with COVID-19–Related Dysfunction
Parosmia was associated with significantly better quantitative olfactory scores but worse quality-of-life scores.
Early Diagnosis, Treatment Essential in Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in Patients with Recent COVID-19 Infection
Clinical suspicion of acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFR) among COVID-19 patients and early management with antifungal therapy and surgical debridement is essential for better outcomes and higher survival.
Objective Screening, Evaluation for Taste Disorders Is Key for COVID-19 Patients
Due to the high prevalence of taste disorders as an early clinical symptom in patients with COVID-19, proper screening and evaluation should be performed.
No Correlation Between SARS- CoV-2 Viral Load and Olfactory Psychophysical Scores in COVID-19 Patients
Olfactory dysfunction (OD) presence does not seem to be useful in identifying subjects at risk for being COVID-19 super spreaders.
Nasal Lavage May Be a Valid Alternative to Swab Method in SARS-CoV-2 Detection
Nasal and nasopharyngeal lavages appear to be well tolerated and highly reliable in detecting SARS-CoV-2.