Enhancing physical performance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Steiner, M. C.; Morgan, M. D. L.
January 2001
Thorax;Jan2001, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p73
Academic Journal
There is an opportunity to develop new treatments targeted at improving peripheral muscle performance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD). In common with athletes, such treatments will probably be of most benefit when combined with an appropriate training programme. Sports training regimens are highly sophisticated and directed to specific performance goals. Similar sophistication will be needed to ensure that performance enhancing treatment meets the everyday exercise needs of individual COPD patients.


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