Post COVID Comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation - The Limelight Case ReportJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
Authors : Padma Rani S;
Page : 494-501
Keywords : COVID-19 post covid sequelae pulmonary rehabilitation hypoxemia quality of life;
Background: In the pandemic of covid 19, though the natural history and phases of infectivity and severity indices are known through various available scientific evidences, yet there are some patients with atypical post-acute covid sequelae of prolonged subacute phase/delayed recovery phase requiring meticulous attention and comprehensive assessment to look into the pulmonary and functional impairments. Materials and methods: The standard respiratory and endurance parameters, level of physical function by FIM and Barthel index score, Quality of life questionnaire are assessed prior to and post rehabilitation intervention and compared Discussion: The prototype of pulmonary rehabilitation may suit as a framework, particularly in a subset of patients with long term respiratory consequences where the program of customized rehabilitation intervention, formulated on a graded target-oriented basis focusing on the level of tolerance and the physical capacity of the patient, thereby improving the functional ability with a short follow up. Conclusion: Better outcome in terms of Quality of Life and independent ambulation with concomitant improvement in respiratory and endurance parameters in this case, has given way to frame the customized comprehensive, rehabilitation program as a prima facie evidence in a situation where pragmatic approaches are scarce and some ethical trials need to be implemented for the betterment of the patients and their functional wellbeing to be restored at the earliest.
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