[COVID-19 in the Family Practice - Outpatient Treatment or Hospitalization?]

Lehmann, Beat; Baumgartner, Christine; Brill, Anne-Kathrin; Günther, Gunar; Nüesch, Susanne; Ott, Daniel; Ruder, Thomas D.; Thurnheer Zürcher, Maria Christine; Furrer, Hansjakob (2021). [COVID-19 in the Family Practice - Outpatient Treatment or Hospitalization?]. Praxis, 110(9), pp. 517-524. Hogrefe 10.1024/1661-8157/a003686

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Switzerland has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinical spectrum of this disease in terms of its clinical presentation and course is very broad. A correct initial evaluation in the practice or in the emergency department is important and includes history-taking and clinical examination as well as imaging and laboratory tests. Most patients with COVID-19 can be treated as outpatients. Hospitalization may be necessary in patients with a marked COVID-19 pneumonia or further complications, which occur primarily in the second or third phase of the disease. The dynamics of the disease must also be taken into consideration. In outpatients, symptomatic therapy is often sufficient, antibiotics and corticosteroids are not indicated.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Pneumology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

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Lehmann, Beat, Baumgartner, Christine, Brill, Anne-Kathrin, Günther, Gunar, Nüesch, Susanne, Ott, Daniel, Ruder, Thomas, Thurnheer Zürcher, Maria Christine, Furrer, Hansjakob


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Maria de Fatima Henriques Bernardo

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14 Jul 2021 16:04

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05 Dec 2022 15:52

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Bildgebung COVID-19 Labor Pneumonie ambulant ambulatoire imagerie imaging laboratoire laboratory tests outpatient pneumonia pneumonie





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