16 Sep 2022 by lbireha

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Long COVID and LBI contribution on WHO Clinical management of COVID-19 guideline

The publication shows that in patients with long COVID, exercise capacity, functional status, dyspnea, fatigue, and quality of life improved after 6 weeks of personalized interdisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation. Furthermore it founds it way in the living-guideline “Clinical management of COVID-19” of the World Health Organization to justify the exercise recommendations for the treatment of breathing impairment and fatigue.

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Long COVID Improves Exercise Capacity, Functional Status, Dyspnea, Fatigue, and Quality of Life.
Nopp S, Moik F, Klok FA, Gattinger D, Petrovic M, Vonbank K, Koczulla AR, Ay C, Zwick RH.
Respiration. 2022;101(6):593-601. doi: 10.1159/000522118. Epub 2022 Feb 24. PMID: 35203084; PMCID: PMC9059007.

WHO Clinical management of COVID-19: Living guideline, 15 September 2022