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November 2020 - Volume 99 - Issue 11

  • Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
  • 0894-9115
  • 1537-7385
  • 12 issues / year
  • Sports Sciences 49/85, Rehabilitation 26/68
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November 2020

Dear AJPM&R Readers,

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality all over the world.  A very important question (short and long-term) for survivors is the degree of functional loss that will be ultimately associated with this disease.  It may be too early to answer this question in detail, but it is already obvious that many patients will need extensive and multiple rehabilitation services. In the special section on COVID-19 of this issue of the AJPM&R, various authors address important clinical problems in these patients such as the delivery of various therapies using telemedicine, the combination of COVID-19 and other traumatic disabilities such as spinal cord injury, disparities in outcomes associated with race, and the teaching and learning of a basic skill such as "transfer" that debilitated patients need using tele-technology.  As many patients recover from the acute illness and hospitalization, research on the topic of long-term impairment, disability, and rehabilitation must become a high priority.

I hope you will enjoy reading this month's issue of the AJPM&R!

Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, FRCP

Current Issue Highlights

Outpatient Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Synchronous Telemedicine: A Survey Study of Patient Satisfaction with Virtual Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tenforde, Adam S.; Borgstrom, Haylee; Polich, Ginger; More

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 99(11):977-981, November 2020.

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