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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Review Article

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COVID-19: The Contribution of other Chronic Lung Syndromes for the Intervention of a Novel Disease

Author(s): Vicente Benavides-Córdoba, Diana Guerrero-Jaramillo and Jhonatan Betancourt-Peña*

Volume 16, Issue 4, 2020

Page: [207 - 212] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573398X17666210129124433

Price: $65


COVID-19 has spread throughout the world causing a significant number of cases of pneumonia and SARS. Patients with COVID-19 may also have other cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular disorders. These multisystemic complications present the need for comprehensive interventions focused on improving symptoms, functional capacity, and quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation has the potential to offer some of these benefits. However, the evidence related to specific aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation evaluation and intervention in COVID19 is limited. We have learned from experiences with other types of chronic lung diseases that have used pulmonary rehabilitation successfully. While the evidence of rehabilitation emerges in COVID-19, it is necessary to establish some initial recommendations, prepared according to the sequelae found until now.

Keywords: COVID-19, lung diseases, rehabilitation, exercise, hypoxia, pleural effusion.

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