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Physiotherapy Care of Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - A Brazilian Experience

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Renato Fraga Righetti ; Mirian Akemi Onoue [2] ; Flavia Vanessa Aurea Politi [3] ; Débora Trigo Teixeira [4] ; Patricia Nery de Souza [5] ; Claudia Seiko Kondo [6] ; Eliana Vieira Moderno [7] ; Igor Gutierrez Moraes [8] ; Ana Lígia Vasconcellos Maida [9] ; Laerte Pastore Junior [10] ; Felipe Duarte Silva [11] ; Christina May Moran de Brito [12] ; Wania Regina Mollo Baia [13] ; Wellington Pereira Yamaguti [14]
Total Authors: 14
Document type: Journal article
Source: Clinics; v. 75, p. -, 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Some patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) present with severe acute respiratory syndrome, which causes multiple organ dysfunction, besides dysfunction of the respiratory system, that requires invasive procedures. On the basis of the opinions of front-line experts and a review of the relevant literature on several topics, we proposed clinical practice recommendations on the following aspects for physiotherapists facing challenges in treating patients and containing virus spread: 1. personal protective equipment, 2. conventional chest physiotherapy, 3. exercise and early mobilization, 4. oxygen therapy, 5. nebulizer treatment, 6. non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal oxygen, 7. endotracheal intubation, 8. protective mechanical ventilation, 9. management of mechanical ventilation in severe and refractory cases of hypoxemia, 10. prone positioning, 11. cuff pressure, 12. tube and nasotracheal suction, 13. humidifier use for ventilated patients, 14. methods of weaning ventilated patients and extubation, and 15. equipment and hand hygiene. These recommendations can serve as clinical practice guidelines for physiotherapists. This article details the development of guidelines on these aspects for physiotherapy of patients with COVID-19. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/16832-9 - Effects of electrical stimulation on the prevention of muscle mass loss in patients with sepsis and septic shock: a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial
Grantee:Wellington Pereira dos Santos Yamaguti
Support type: Regular Research Grants