December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii36
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to the pulmonary rehablitation. Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise capacity, daily function and health status. However, these programs are still not widely available, and where they are, not all patients are able to attend. A research concludes that the physiological and subjective stresses induced by this short-term supra-maximal intermittent exercise regimen are appreciably less than those elicited by symptom-limited rapid incremental exercise in patients with COPD.


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