Communication Affichée: Poster Tour 1

Le 14/10/2021 de 11:00 à 11:30

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M.E.T. COVID-19: évaluation clinique et robotique des symptômes neuromusculaires en syndrome post-COVID

Martina Arrigo (Milano, Italie), Gregorio Salce (Milano, Italie), Lucia Romano Bernardini (Milano, Italie), Adele Agostini (Milano, Italie), Vincenzo Ricci (Milano, Italie), Fabrizio Gervasoni (Milano, Italie), Arnaldo Andreoli (Milano, Italie)

Objective : The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is a highly infectious and pathogenic virus, which predominantly affects the respiratory system, but evidence indicates that a multisystem disease is frequent and, at times, severe. The neuro-muscular system is often involved during either acute and chronic phase of the disease. Myalgia, fatigue and central or peripheral nervous system issues can persist until 8 to 12 months after acute phase of COVID-19. Rehabilitation Units have a crucial role in reducing disability in order to reintroduce patients in the community. Nevertheless, it is not easy to find a standardized method to assess and monitor the clinical follow-up.

Material / Patients and Methods : We enrolled 54 post-COVID patients and assessed them by a standard neuro-motor examination, using the Minimal Evaluation Toolkit (M.E.T. COVID-19) clinical protocol and through an innovative robotic device (i.e. HUNOVA Movendo Technology).

Results : We didn’t find any significant difference from normality in static balance, either with open and closed eyes, but we found that static balance with visual and perturbed visual feedback is significantly different, as well as the reactive balance; elastic balance with open eyes appears to be compromised, but not with closed eyes. The 5 times Sit-to-Stand test showed a significant difference, whereas limits of stability were in range.

Discussion - Conclusion : A complete assessment with either clinical examination and robotic technology with HUNOVA leads to an accurate and rapid framework of the neuromotor performance of the patient with post-COVID syndrome. It is thus possible to quantify deficits and make comparison before and after the rehabilitation treatment.

Keywords : post-COVID syndrom, robotic, neuromuscular disease, rehabilitation, Sars-Cov-2