Publications by authors named "Lia Baudet"

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Follow-up of functional exercise capacity in patients with COVID-19: It is improved by telerehabilitation.

Respir Med 2021 07 30;183:106438. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Service de Pneumologie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium; Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique (IREC), Pôle de Pneumologie, ORL & Dermatologie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Secteur de Kinésithérapie et Ergothérapie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on functional exercise capacity seemed quickly clinically evident. The objective of this study was to assess the functional exercise capacity of patients with severe COVID-19 and to evaluate the effect of a telerehabilitation program in the specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Method: Patients hospitalized for severe or critical COVID-19 were recruited. The functional exercise capacity (1-min sit-to-stand test (STST)) was prospectively quantified at discharge. A telerehabilitation program was then proposed. A control group was composed with the patients refusing the program.

Results: At discharge, none of the 48 recruited patients had a STST higher than the 50th percentile and 77% of them were below the 2.5th percentile. SpO2 was 92.6 ± 3.0% after STST and 15 patients had oxygen desaturation. After 3-months of follow-up, the number of repetitions during STST significantly increased either in telerehabilitation (n = 14) (p < 0.001) or in control groups (n = 13) (p = 0.002) but only one patient had a result higher than the 50th percentile (in Telerehabilitation group) and 37% of them were still under the 2.5th percentile for this result. The improvement was significantly and clinically greater after the telerehabilitation program (p = 0.005). No adverse events were reported by the patients during the program.

Conclusions: Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 have a low functional exercise capacity at discharge and the recovery after three months is poor. The feasibility and the effect of a simple telerehabilitation program were verified, this program being able to substantially improve the functional recovery after three months.
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July 2021

Impact of an Improvised System on Preserving Oxygen Supplies in Patients With COVID-19.

Arch Bronconeumol 2021 Jan 27;57 Suppl 1:77-79. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Service de Médecine Interne et Maladies Infectieuses, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium; Louvain Centre for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Institut de recherche expérimentale et clinique (IREC), Université Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 55, 1200 Brussels, Belgium.

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January 2021

Benefits of physical activity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A systematic review.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2019 Oct 8;156:107810. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Unité d'Endocrinologie Pédiatrique, Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc, Belgium; Pôle PEDI, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, UCLouvain, Av. Hippocrate 10, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Aims: We performed a systematic review of clinical trials investigating the health benefits of physical activity in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.

Methods: To perform this systematic review, search strategies were created and adapted to four databases. Only randomized controlled trials written in English before 1998 and that answered to the PICOS criteria were included. The PRISMA guidelines were followed to ensure highest scientific rigor within studies.

Results: Seven studies out of 2655 were included in this systematic review according to the inclusion criteria. These studies showed positive gains on global health: blood lipid profile, physical fitness, quality of life and body size and body composition but only one demonstrated a positive effect on glycemic control.

Conclusion: Globally, physical activity exerts a positive impact on metabolic (i.e., decrease in total cholesterol, improvement of physical fitness, etc.) and psychological health in children with type 1 diabetes. Yet variations in study protocols or sample size restrict statistical power to reach the outcome of improving glycemic control in most studies. Here, we address the measured outcomes in individual trials and discuss potential key elements to consider for future clinical trials.
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October 2019