Disability through COVID-19 pandemic: neurorehabilitation cannot wait.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_32CD1739E126
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Letter (letter): Communication to the publisher.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Disability through COVID-19 pandemic: neurorehabilitation cannot wait.
Journal
European journal of neurology
Author(s)
Leocani L., Diserens K., Moccia M., Caltagirone C.
Working group(s)
Neurorehabilitation Scientific Panel of the European Academy of Neurology-EAN
ISSN
1468-1331 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1351-5101
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
27
Number
9
Pages
e50-e51
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Letter
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19) pandemic is strongly impacting all domains of our healthcare systems, including rehabilitation. In Italy, the first hit European country, medical activities were postponed to allow shifting of staff and facilities to intensive care, with neurorehabilitation limited to time-dependent diseases, <sup>1</sup> including CoViD-19 complications. <sup>2,3</sup> Hospital access to people with chronic neurodegenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis, movement disorders or dementia, more at risks of serious consequences from the infection, <sup>4</sup> has been postponed. Patients also seek less for hospital care, with over 50% reduced stroke admissions as from an Italian survey, <sup>5</sup> possibly in fear of being infected or denied to see their families after being hospitalized. This situation can be bearable only for a short time, as any initial freezing reaction to a danger.
Keywords
COVID-19, neurorehabilitation, robotic, telemedicine, telerehabilitation
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Create date
14/06/2020 21:50
Last modification date
20/01/2021 7:24
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