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What Now for Rehabilitation Specialists? Coronavirus Disease 2019 Questions and Answers.

Yonter SJ, Alter K, Bartels MN, Bean JF, Brodsky MB, González-Fernández M, Henderson DK, Hoenig H, Russell H, Needham DM, Kumble S, Chan L. What Now for Rehabilitation Specialists? Coronavirus Disease 2019 Questions and Answers. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2020 Dec 1; 101(12):2233-2242.

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Abstract:

Recognizing a need for more guidance on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, members of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Editorial Board invited several clinicians with early experience managing the disease to collaborate on a document to help guide rehabilitation clinicians in the community. This consensus document is written in a "question and answer" format and contains information on the following items: common manifestations of the disease; rehabilitation recommendations in the acute hospital setting, recommendations for inpatient rehabilitation and special considerations. These suggestions are intended for use by rehabilitation clinicians in the inpatient setting caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The text represents the authors'' best judgment at the time it was written. However, our knowledge of COVID-19 is growing rapidly. The reader should take advantage of the most up-to-date information when making clinical decisions.





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