Respiratory physiotherapy in patients with COVID-19 infection in acute setting: a Position Paper of the Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR)

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On February 2020, Italy, especially the northern regions, was hit by an epidemic of the new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that spread from China between December 2019 and January 2020. The entire healthcare system had to respond promptly in a very short time to an exponential growth of the number of subjects affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) with the need of semi-intensive and intensive care units.

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Marta Lazzeri, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Andrea Lanza, Department of Neuroscience, Sleep Medicine Center, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Raffaella Bellini, Department of Rehabilitation, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR)

Angela Bellofiore, Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Simone Cecchetto, Direction of Health Professions, APSS Trento

Italian Association of Physiotherapists, Rome

Alessia Colombo, Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Mara Paneroni, Respiratory Rehabilitation Departement, ICS Maugeri, Lumezzane (BS)

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

Emilia Privitera, Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

 

Martina Santambrogio, Respiratory Unit and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan

Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

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Lazzeri, Marta, Andrea Lanza, Raffaella Bellini, Angela Bellofiore, Simone Cecchetto, Alessia Colombo, Francesco D’Abrosca, Cesare Del Monaco, Giuseppe Gaudiello, Mara Paneroni, Emilia Privitera, Mariangela Retucci, Veronica Rossi, Martina Santambrogio, Maurizio Sommariva, and Pamela Frigerio. 2020. “Respiratory Physiotherapy in Patients With COVID-19 Infection in Acute Setting: A Position Paper of the Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR)”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1285.