Rehabilitation after COVID-19

A new coronavirus infection is a disease with severe consequences for the body. Even patients who have undergone COVID-19 in a mild form suffers for a long time from various complaints from increased fatigue to complete exhaustion.

Patients after COVID-19 very often require oxygen breathing support with positive inspiratory pressure constantly or at night. Currently, one of the most priority areas are studying of the causes and development of approaches to the treatment of post-COVID-19 syndrome.

Severe respiratory disorders, dysfunction of the cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, endocrine systems, severe asthenic-vegetative syndrome require therapeutic and rehabilitation measures.

Rehabilitation therapy for post- COVID-19 syndrome includes physiotherapy exercises, massage, breathing exercises, classes with a psychotherapist. One of the most important components are consultations of a neurologist, cardiologist, pulmonologist, endocrinologist and the implementation of their recommendations.

An integrated approach to the management of patients who have undergone COVID-19 can improve their quality of life, significantly reduce the severity of post- COVID-19 syndrome, and reduce the duration of its course and consequences.

Rehabilitation program for patients after viral pneumonia (including those caused by SARS-CoV-2) at the Clinic of the Institute of Experimental Medicine:

The pulmonary rehabilitation program includes an assessment of the patient’s condition, the usage of medical and physiotherapy treatments, physical training, patient education and psychological support.

Pre-rehabilitation examination:

  • clinical blood test;
  • biochemical blood test (creatinine, ALT, AST, CRP, glucose, lipid profile, prothrombin time);
  • ECG; ECHO cardiography;
  • functional testing of the lungs;
  • CT of the lungs and MRI of the brain (performed outside the Clinic);
  • blood pressure monitoring and pulse oximetry;
  • exercise test;
  • consultation of a therapist, neurologist, cardiologist and other specialists.

For patients with gastrointestinal diseases (against the background of coronavirus infection):

  • Ultrasound of the abdominal organs;
  • biochemical blood test (amylase, bilirubin, GGTP, alkaline phosphatase);
  • EGD, colonoscopy (according to indications);
  • consultation with a gastroenterologist.

If additional examination is necessary, the further program is discussed individually.

It is possible to conduct hospitalization for dynamic medical monitoring of patients after receiving vaccinations against COVID-19.

The program includes hospitalization to the IEM Clinic with accommodation in standard wards of departments or in intensive care and intensive care wards, or in superior wards:

  • a comprehensive examination with an assessment of the functional state of the respiratory system after pneumonia, taking into account concomitant diseases;
  • comprehensive examination with an assessment of the functional state of the cardiovascular system;
  • complex examination with an assessment of the functional state of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • drug therapy;
  • respiratory support: oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation;
  • development of a physical rehabilitation program (individual therapeutic gymnastics programs), including against the background of respiratory support and low-flow oxygen therapy;
  •  physiotherapy methods for restoring the function of lung tissue;
  • psychological support, if necessary, drug correction;
  • dynamic medical supervision.

It is possible to continue the rehabilitation measures on an outpatient basis, in the day hospital mode, under the supervision of a doctor after the inpatient program.

Rehabilitation therapy for patients is possible both in a hospital setting and on an outpatient basis.

Hospitalization is carried out under compulsory medical insurance or on a paid basis. The cost of hospitalization is determined after an initial full-time or part-time (by e-mail) consultation of the patient.

The programs were developed by leading specialists of the Institute of Experimental Medicine, doctors and candidates of medical sciences, research assistants of the departments of medical institutes of St. Petersburg.

Registration for the initial consultation:

Phone: 8 (812) 230-92-65.

Email mail: arit@iemspb.ru

Our physicians

Kumykova Elmira Akhmedovna

Anesthesiologist-resuscitator of the Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care

Moshkovskii Oleg Igorevich

Anesthesiologist-reanimatologist

Nazarov Ruslan Vladimirovich

Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Anesthesiologist
Qualification category: the highest
Candidate of Medical Sciences

Terekhov Igor Sergeevich

Anesthesiologist-resuscitator of the Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care

Tsentsiper Lyubov Markovna

Endocrinologist of the Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care.
Qualification category: the highest in the specialty of anesthesiology and resuscitation.
Doctor of Medical Sciences

Weinshenker Yulia Isaakovna

Neurologist of the Department of Anesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care
Qualification category: the highest
Doctor of Medical Sciences