COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines–General

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COVID-19: interim guidance on rehabilitation in the hospital and post-hospital phase from a European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society-coordinated International Task Force

Date: 2020 Aug
Developer: European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Guideline Focus
COVID-19 rehabilitation in the hospital and post-hospital phase

Patient Population
Patients with COVID-19 during or directly after hospitalization

Major Interventions

  • Role of bedside rehabilitation and assessment of oxygen needs prior to discharge
  • Performance of daily activities and exercise in the first 6-8 weeks following discharge
  • Areas for formal assessment at 6-8 weeks following discharge (e.g., respiratory function, exercise capacity)
  • Role of comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation programs for those with ongoing needs at 6-8 weeks following discharge (e.g., lung function impairment, muscle mass loss, psychological distress)

Nutritional management of individuals with obesity and COVID-19: ESPEN expert statements and practical guidance

Date: 2021 May 11
Developer: European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

Guideline Focus
Nutritional management of COVID-19 patients with obesity in various clinical settings

Patient Population
Persons with obesity who are at risk for or have COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Dietary and physical activity considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including screening and preventive measures
  • Role of nutritional and dietary assessment at home and in the hospital setting
  • Use of enteral nutrition in hospitalized patients and specific nutritional needs
  • Screening for, and management of, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus in hospitalized patients
  • Considerations for patients who are intubated and/or in the intensive care unit, including role of parenteral nutrition, mobilization, and reintroduction of oral nutrition
  • Nutritional management during recovery from COVID-19

ASH guidelines on use of anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19

Date: 2021
Developer: American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Guideline Focus
Use of anticoagulation in critically and acutely ill patients with COVID-19

Patient Population
Critically and acutely ill patients with COVID-19

Major Interventions

  • Consideration for use of anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis for patients who do not have confirmed or suspected venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Guidance on anticoagulant outpatient thromboprophylaxis for discharged patients

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