Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patient with COVID-19


  • Worawat Chumpangern Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen
  • Tulyachat Khotsopa Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen


pulmonary rehabilitation, COVID-19, post-COVID-19 syndrome


COVID-19 is resulted from SAR-CoV-2 infection which cause serious pulmonological and systemic inflammation particularly among at-risk population, leading to prolonged hospitalization and requirement for organ support such oxygen therapy. In Thailand, health resource has been limited, Moreover, patients with COVID-19 probably have post-COVID-19 syndrome regarding presence of symptom after resolution from acute infection. Pulmonary rehabilitation is multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach aiming to enhance self-management ability for patients who suffering from respiratory disease. Current evidences demonstrate that pulmonary rehabilitation provide various clinical benefit in chronic respiratory disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. Nevertheless, evidence pulmonary rehabilitation in COVID-19 is still sparse. National practice guidelines generally recommend pulmonary rehabilitation in COVID-19 based on previous available data from chronic respiratory disease and infectious control should be considered. Pulmonary rehabilitation provide minimal risk thus can be safely executed in hospital setting for acute infection and long-term approach to reduce post-COVID-19 symptom.


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Chumpangern W, Khotsopa T. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patient with COVID-19. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];37(6):705-13. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/255154



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