Title: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Authors: Troosters, Thierry ×
Demeyer, Heleen
Hornikx, Miek
Camillo, Carlos Augusto
Janssens, Wim #
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Series Title: Clinics in Chest Medicine vol:35 issue:1 pages:241-249
Article number: S0272-5231(13)00148-2
Abstract: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a therapy that offers benefits to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that are complementary to those obtained by pharmacotherapy. The main objective of pulmonary rehabilitation is to restore muscle function and exercise tolerance, reverse other nonrespiratory consequences of the disease, and help patients to self-manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its exacerbations and symptoms. To do so, a multidisciplinary program tailored to the patient in terms of program content, exercise prescription, and setting must be offered. Several settings and programs have shown to spin off in significant immediate results. The challenge lies in maintaining the benefits outside the program.
ISSN: 0272-5231
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
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