Establishment of integrated protocol and inspection system Real-time cooperation between various departments
Myungji Hospital held the opening ceremony of the ‘Corona 19 Aftermath Clinic’ for the first time among general hospitals in Korea on the afternoon of the 16th. Photo courtesy of Myongji Hospital
With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Korea exceeding 7 million, a multidisciplinary clinic for patients suffering from aftereffects after recovering from Corona has been opened.
Myongji Hospital announced on the afternoon of the 16th that it had opened the ‘Corona 19 Aftermath Clinic’ for the first time among general hospitals in Korea.
At Myongji Hospitals Corona 19 Aftermath Clinic, the sequelae commonly complained by COVID-19 patients after recovery, such as respiratory symptoms such as cough, sputum, and difficulty breathing, and the aftereffects of pneumonia, neurological sequelae such as headache, dizziness, sleep disturbance, and chronic fatigue and weakness, etc. Systemic symptoms △memory loss, concentration loss, and mental and psychological symptoms such as depression are comprehensively treated.
In addition, it plans to treat various sequelae that occur after suffering from COVID-19, such as abnormal smell and taste, keratoconjunctivitis, hair loss, menstrual irregularity, and decreased sexual function. Based on the departments of respiratory internal medicine, neurology, and family medicine, the department of cardiology, nephrology, psychiatric medicine, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, rehabilitation medicine, pediatrics, and infectious diseases will participate in multidisciplinary treatment. . It is expected that this will be done in real-time cooperation with the medical staff using the dedicated system of Myongji Hospital MJ Virtual Care Center.
Director Lee Wang-jun of Myongji Hospital said, “Even if we look at the research results showing that 87% of people have experienced sequelae at least once a year after being cured of Corona, the treatment system to solve the corona sequelae that will inevitably face in the post-corona era is absolutely necessary. “We have established a multidisciplinary treatment system in which 15 medical departments participate in order to identify a cause that cannot be specified by one single cause and provide effective treatment based on this.”
The clinic participating department has prepared an integrated protocol and test system based on the existing patient data related to sequelae and domestic and foreign clinical data. Through cooperation and additional tests, the plan is to comprehensively deal with and follow-up on the aftereffects of the corona virus, thereby deriving an appropriate treatment method. If necessary, a psychological recovery program through art healing is also carried out. Myongji Hospital will also conduct clinical research to reveal a clear link between the coronavirus and its aftereffects.
Ha Eun-hye, head of Myongji Hospitals Corona 19 Aftermath Clinic, said, “If certain symptoms persist for one month after corona treatment, it should be considered as a sequelae of Corona. This is required, and more specialized examinations and diagnoses for various other sequelae are also needed.”