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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 2020 Feb 5;43(0):E004. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1001-0939.2020.0004. [Epub ahead of print]

[Pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines in the principle of 4S for patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

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State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases/National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, Department of Respiratory Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510120, China.


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A recent epidemic of pneumonia cases in Wuhan China was caused by a novel coronavirus with strong infectivity, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The article provides the pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) methods in the principle of 4S (simple, safe, satisfy, save) for patients with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, shows how to establish a ventilative and convectional PR environment to prevent the spread of virus through droplets, how to guide the patients to carry out PR, how to carry out respiratory muscle training, effective cough, expectoration, sneeze, general exercise, digestive function rehabilitation and psychological rehabilitation, and how to clean and disinfect the PR environment.


2019 novel coronavirus; Antiviral therapy; Infection

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