Professor Kier Lewis is the Welsh Lead on ground-breaking study
Chronic respiratory diseases have long been a significant burden on healthcare systems worldwide, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded this issue. That’s why it’s exciting to see ground-breaking research being published on this topic, and we’re proud to highlight the contributions of Professor Kier Lewis, a respected researcher in the field of respiratory medicine.
In a recent study (Effects of sleep disturbance on dyspnoea and impaired lung function following hospital admission due to COVID-19 in the UK: a prospective multicentre cohort study) published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet, Professor Kier Lewis and their team examined the impact of chronic respiratory diseases on healthcare systems globally. “This study recruited over 3000 people admitted to hospitals with COVID. Common continued sleep disturbance is in people with COVID and how it affects many of their other long-term symptoms and reduced quality of life, hopefully addressing sleep quality better might help.” shared Professor Kier Lewis.
Over the course of a year, the study closely followed up with participants and revealed just how common continued sleep disturbance is in people with COVID and how it affects many of their other long-term symptoms and reduced quality of life.
This research is vital to advancing our understanding of chronic respiratory diseases and their implications for healthcare systems. We’re grateful to Professor Kier Lewis and their team for their contributions, as well as the patients and hospital staff who participated in the study. Let’s continue to support and invest in this critical area of research.
Details of the study can be read here: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1gwS27tFB1Tt2W