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A Review of Respiratory Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) and the Potential Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

PMID: 35930484 (view PubMed database entry)

Michael Simon, James E Simmons,

With the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continuing into its third year, the number of patients who survive acute COVID-19 infection but go on to develop long-term symptoms is increasing daily. Those individuals who experience one or more of a variety of persistent symptoms post-COVID-19 are now diagnosed with the syndrome called post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), often colloquially called "Long COVID." This article discusses relevant research and current hypotheses regarding the pathophysiology and management of respiratory symptoms of PASC, in order to provide primary care physicians with context for management of this heterogeneous population. We focus on the growing body of research that supports the use of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with PASC to improve symptoms and quality of life.

R I Med J (2013) (Rhode Island medical journal (2013))
[2022, 105(7):11-15]

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