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Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients: A scoping review of current practice and its application during the pandemic.
Siddiq, Md Abu Bakar; Rathore, Farooq Azam; Clegg, Danny; Rasker, Johannes J.
  • Siddiq MAB; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brahmanbaria Medical College, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.
  • Rathore FA; School of Health Sports and Professional Practice, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, United Kingdom.
  • Clegg D; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, PNS Shifa Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Rasker JJ; School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom.
Turk J Phys Med Rehabil ; 66(4): 480-494, 2020 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1000520
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1. Comorbidity PROCESS_OF Elderly (population group)
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2. Comorbidity PROCESS_OF Elderly (population group)
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Elderly (population group)
ABSTRACT
The novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic primarily affects the respiratory system. Elderly individuals with comorbidity are severely affected. Survivors weaned from mechanical ventilation are at a higher risk of developing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). This scoping review, based on 40 recent publications, highlights pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in COVID-19. There is a paucity of high-quality research on this topic. However, rehabilitation societies including the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation have issued PR recommendations in COVID-19 pneumonia with productive cough can benefit from diaphragmatic breathing, pursed-lip breathing, and resistance-breathing training. Besides, those in mechanical ventilation and post-PICS COVID-19 cases, oxygen therapy, early mobilization, airway clearance, aerobic exercise, gradual-graded limb muscle resistance exercise, nutritional and psychological interventions should be consideration. During PR, careful evaluation of vital signs and exercise-induced symptoms is also required. When in-person PR is not possible, telerehabilitation should be explored. However, the long-term effects of PR in COVID-19 need further evaluation.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide / Reviews Language: English Journal: Turk J Phys Med Rehabil Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Tftrd.2020.6889

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Clinical Practice Guide / Reviews Language: English Journal: Turk J Phys Med Rehabil Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Tftrd.2020.6889