Methodology of Tele-rehabilitation Program to Patients with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Guillain-barre Syndrome: Randomised Clinical Trial
Magdalini Stamou1*, Dafne Bakalidou1 and Michael Rentzo2
1Physiotherapy Department, Laboratory of Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Study of Motion, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
2Medical Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Magdalini Stamou, Physiotherapy Department, Laboratory of Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Study of Motion, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece.
October 19, 2021; Published: November 16, 2021
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelination Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (Guillen-Barre Syndrome, GBS) are included in the autoimmune polyneuropathy category.
The general clinical characteristics are: weakness, muscle atrophy, sensory disorders with or without pain. It presents peripheral symptoms of symmetric or asymmetric distribution, asymmetric distribution tends to be rarer, with fast or slow progression of the disease and with varying degrees of problem caused to the Autonomous Nerve System [1,2].
GBS is the most common cause of acute, non-traumatic, neuromuscular paralysis in the developed countries, it affects 1-2 people in 100,000 people annually [1-3].
CIDP is an acquired, chronic disorder of the peripheral nerve system which has a strong correlation with the pathological immunological mechanisms [4-6].
The use of telerehabilitation/telehealth has grown a rapidly in the last few years, following an exponential growth due to the rapid development and wide adoption of telecommunication technologies. Telerehabilitation/Tele-physiotherapy, depending on the rehabilitation goals and the special characteristics of the patients, is individually adjusted, meaning that it can utilize special biological functions monitoring equipment, such as an oscilloscope, an oximeter, an electrocardiograph, or a smartphone.
Teleconference is suggested as a general framework because it provides a relative degree of immediacy in the communication between the healer and the patient. It can take place in a one-to-one setting, or in small teams. The aim of this study is the use of telerehabilitation in patients who suffer from CIDP and GBS. The registration ID is TCTR20210622005 on the Thai Clinical Trials Register.
Keywords: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy; Guillen Barre Syndrome; Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy; Physical Therapy; Exercise; Telerehabilitation
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