The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Awake venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is known to be effective in patients with critical COVID-19 and respiratory failure. This report describes the rehabilitation course and functional progress of a 63-year-old man who contracted severe COVID-19 and underwent awake venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. He started rehabilitation from the time of isolation while receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and underwent a 30-day course of inpatient comprehensive rehabilitation. He regained functional independence and cognitive abilities and was able to walk without assistance at hospital discharge without any complications. This study demonstrates the feasibility of starting rehabilitation for COVID-19 early while the patient is on awake venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and eventually achieving a favorable outcome.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Rehabilitation Research|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2022|
- case report
- coronavirus disease 2019
- extracorporeal membrane oxygenation