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One in eight people over the age of 50 in England underwent surgery at a hospital last year, a UCL study found.
Performing cancer-related surgery is a very common procedure that is discontinued, because obstructive sleep apnea interferes with medical care.
Older patients and those with poorer health conditions suffered the most, according to the study, who analyzed information from more than 7,000 people.
About 20 percent of those who have two or more medical treatments have undergone surgery or some other form of treatment.
Although it was difficult to find a predetermined time, blood diseases including lung diseases, pneumonia and diabetes all grew from the spread of the epidemic. “There is less opportunity for physical activity and social interaction,” said Paola Zaninotto, a UCL student and lead author of the study.
At the same time, fewer tuberculosis cases are diagnosed. Approximately 3.6 per 1,000 adults were diagnosed with dementia in November and December 2020 compared to 9.1 per 1,000 pre-epidemic.
As well as the barriers to accessing medical care, Zaninotto said, this could be because isolation means “a lack of awareness has not been identified” by friends and relatives.