We have now completed this important #Covid-19 research study and are busy analysing the results. We hope to publish the findings sometime in late 2022 or early 2023.
In the DYNAMO study we are hoping to the find out what changes occur within the body of people recovering from #Covid-19 at 5-7 months and 11-13 months following discharge from hospital compared to people who haven’t had Covid-19 and whether these changes can help explain why some patients may experience fatigue.
The study is being led by Professor Charlotte Bolton from the University of Nottingham and the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and Dr Ayushman Gupta and is funded by the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and Nottingham University Hospitals Research and Innovation.
What is the purpose of the study?
There is emerging evidence suggesting people that have had severe Covid-19 and survived may experience symptoms of fatigue and develop underlying organ damage that may be long lasting. But very little is known about the nature of organ damage, what causes the symptoms of fatigue and whether these problems get better with time.
Measurements will be taken using state-of-the-art MRI imaging at rest and also during low intensity exercise, to mimic everyday activity. In doing so we then hope to use this information to adapt exercise rehabilitation programmes, making them better suited for Covid-19 survivors.
This study has now fully completed