2020 scientific breakthroughs in ambulatory general internal medicine

Alexandre Gouveia, Coralie Wenger-Bonny, Luc Ka Sing Ho, Nathalie Fogarasi-Szabo, Ioannis Kokkinakis, Rebecca Gray, Lionel de Alencastro, Bernard Favrat, Patrick Bodenmann

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Functional weakness of the limbs has an uncertain prognosis and little chance of recovery. Obese people in precarious situations may succeed in losing weight through an intensive lifestyle-based weight loss program. In patients with gonarthrosis, physiotherapy may decrease pain and disability when compared to injected corticosteroids. Patients suffering from an alcohol dependence syndrome can reduce their consumption with short-term consultations conducted by general practitioners. Fatigue and dyspnea are two frequent symptoms that may persist after the acute phase of the SARS-CoV-2 infection. PCR analysis for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 could be performed with the same degree of sensitivity on a nasopharyngeal or salivary swab.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRevue Medicale Suisse
Issue number722
StatePublished - 20 Jan 2021

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