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Rehabilitacion (Madr) ; 54(4): 276-283, 2020.
Article in Spanish | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-735390


The COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge to the management of non-COVID pathologies such as lymphatic diseases and lipoedema. The use of telemedicine can prevent the spread of the disease. A system is needed to help determine the clinical priority and selection of face-to-face or telemedicine options for each patient and how to carry them out during the pandemic. The Spanish Lymphology Group has drafted a consensus document with recommendations based on the literature and clinical experience, as clinical practice guidelines for the management of lymphatic abnormalities and lipoedema during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recommendations must be adapted to the characteristics of each patient, the local conditions of the centres, and the decisions of health care professionals. The document contains minimum criteria, subject to modifications according to the evolution of the pandemic, scientific knowledge and instructions from health authorities.

Betacoronavirus , Coronavirus Infections , Lipedema/therapy , Lymphatic Diseases/therapy , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral , Telemedicine , Comorbidity , Compression Bandages , Continuity of Patient Care , Coronavirus Infections/complications , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control , Disease Management , Emergencies , Equipment Design , Health Services Needs and Demand , Humans , Lipedema/complications , Lipedema/rehabilitation , Lymphatic Diseases/complications , Lymphatic Diseases/rehabilitation , Manual Lymphatic Drainage , Office Visits , Pandemics/prevention & control , Patient Education as Topic , Patient Participation , Physical Therapy Modalities , Pneumonia, Viral/complications , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control , Precision Medicine , Telephone , Triage , Videoconferencing