This study describes the case of an 18-years-old male affected by severe COVID-19, who was receiving bilateral lung transplantation (LT), after 71 days of mechanical ventilation and 55 days of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. From post-operative day 2, early mobilization and physiotherapy treatments were performed. Weaning from mechanical ventilation, the use of non-invasive ventilation and tracheostomy management were included in the treatment. Forty-five days after LT the patient was discharged at home, showing improvements in terms of functional and respiratory parameters, quality of life and mood. While evidences about physiotherapy treatments in lung transplantation post severe COVID-19 remain limited, early approach and a multidisciplinary team may be considered key elements for functional recovery of these subjects.

Physiotherapy approach after lung transplantation in a critically ill COVID-19 patient: a case report / V. Rossi, S. Tammaro, M. Santambrogio, M. Retucci, F. Gallo, S. Crotti, M. Mantero, M. Nosotti, E. Privitera, A. Palleschi. - In: MONALDI ARCHIVES FOR CHEST DISEASE. - ISSN 1122-0643. - (2021). [Epub ahead of print] [10.4081/monaldi.2021.2004]

Physiotherapy approach after lung transplantation in a critically ill COVID-19 patient: a case report

M. Mantero;M. Nosotti;A. Palleschi
2021

Abstract

This study describes the case of an 18-years-old male affected by severe COVID-19, who was receiving bilateral lung transplantation (LT), after 71 days of mechanical ventilation and 55 days of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. From post-operative day 2, early mobilization and physiotherapy treatments were performed. Weaning from mechanical ventilation, the use of non-invasive ventilation and tracheostomy management were included in the treatment. Forty-five days after LT the patient was discharged at home, showing improvements in terms of functional and respiratory parameters, quality of life and mood. While evidences about physiotherapy treatments in lung transplantation post severe COVID-19 remain limited, early approach and a multidisciplinary team may be considered key elements for functional recovery of these subjects.
Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica
Settore MED/10 - Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio
24-nov-2021
Article (author)
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Post-print, accepted manuscript ecc. (versione accettata dall'editore)
Dimensione 451.53 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
451.53 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2434/889180
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 1
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact