COPD: rehabilitation and oxygen

December 2004
Thorax;Dec2004 Supplement, Vol. 59, p59
Academic Journal
The article presents some papers related to pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The effects of a 7 week outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program on exercise capacity and health status in a group of non-COPD patients with chronic respiratory impairment and a matched group of COPD patients were investigated. In total, 20 patients referred for pulmonary rehabilitation with a primary diagnosis other than COPD were recruited (non-COPD group), and 20 COPD patients matched for age, sex, and baseline exercise capacity were also recruited as a control group.


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