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

  • Marta Lazzeri | marta.lazzeri@ospedaleniguarda.it Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy.
  • Andrea Lanza Department of Neuroscience, Sleep Medicine Center, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy.
  • Raffaella Bellini Department of Rehabilitation, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy.
  • Angela Bellofiore Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Simone Cecchetto Direction of Health Professions, APSS Trento, Italy.
  • Alessia Colombo Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Francesco D'Abrosca Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy.
  • Cesare Del Monaco Respiratory Unit and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Gaudiello Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR), Unità Spinale ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy.
  • Mara Paneroni Respiratory Rehabilitation Departement, ICS Maugeri, Lumezzane (BS), Italy.
  • Emilia Privitera Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Mariangela Retucci Respiratory Unit and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Veronica Rossi Health Professions Department Unit, Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Martina Santambrogio Respiratory Unit and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
  • Maurizio Sommariva Emergency Department, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy.
  • Pamela Frigerio Maternal and Pediatric Department, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy.

Abstract

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

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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Author Biographies

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 Cà 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 Cà 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 Cà 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 Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan

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

Published
2020-03-26
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Keywords:
Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, infection, physiotherapy, rehabilitation
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How to Cite
Lazzeri, M., Lanza, A., Bellini, R., Bellofiore, A., Cecchetto, S., Colombo, A., D’Abrosca, F., Del Monaco, C., Gaudiello, G., Paneroni, M., Privitera, E., Retucci, M., Rossi, V., Santambrogio, M., Sommariva, M., & Frigerio, P. (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

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