Research: SUN and COLLEAGUES

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Abstract

SUN and COLLEAGUES, 1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Heping Hospital Affiliated of Changzhi Medical College , Changzhi, China;            2 Shanghai University of Sport , Shanghai, China performed a systemic search and reviewed the application of rehabilitation therapy in the clinical treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Background

In 2020, due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. As of 11 August 2020, the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide had reached 19 million, with 700,000 reported deaths, indicating this pandemic's significant global impact.

Methodology

We reviewed the application of rehabilitation therapy in the clinical treatment of COVID-19 patients. A systematic search was performed using PubMed, Springer, CNKI, and Wanfang Data of database up to 1 August 2020. The search terms included the English terms and their Chinese equivalents: 'COVID-19,''ARDS, 'rehabilitation,' 'critically ill patients,' 'physiotherapy,' 'respiratory rehabilitation,' 'traditional Chinese medicine,' and 'psychotherapy.'

Results

Rehabilitation research concerning patients with COVID-19 remains ongoing. Rehabilitation guidance for such patients with COVID-19 is based on previous experience. However, as different patients have differing degrees of dysfunction, personalized plans need to be designed according to the patients' age, sex, lifestyle, hobbies, occupation, and physical conditions.

Conclusion

The rapid development of remote devices that can monitor patients' real-time physical conditions post-discharge may encourage better adherence to rehabilitation training.

References

Tiantian Sun  1 , Liyun Guo  1 , Fei Tian  1   2 , Tiantian Dai  1 , Xiaohong Xing  1 , Junqing Zhao  1 , Qiang Li  1.  Rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19. Expert Rev Respir Med.  ;14(12):1249-1256. Dec 2020. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2020.1811687. Epub Oct 12 2020 .

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