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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2020 Apr 24

DOI: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06292-9

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Rehabilitation management of patients with COVID-19. Lessons learned from the first experiences in China

Jianan LI

Rehabilitation Medical Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China


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Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new disease characterized by lung damage and involvement in multiple tissues and organs in the whole body. Some of the patients may have long-term impairment and dysfunctions, including pulmonary fibrosis, heart, liver, kidney, nerve and immune system. Rehabilitation has certain beneficial effect in the acute stage, and especially in the recovery stage, including improving respiratory function, exercise endurance, self-care in daily living activities, as well as psychological support, etc. Rehabilitation is not offside or absent. A reasonable rehabilitation program needs scientific research to avoid arbitrary conclusions.


KEY WORDS: Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19); Rehabilitation

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