Thoracic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Deslauriers, Jean
June 2001
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS24
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the application of thoracic surgery and rehabilitation in patients with generalized emphysema. In the 1960's, many centers across North America began to establish rehabilitation programs as part of the medical approach to patients with generalized emphysema. Striking improvements were noted after exercise training and it soon became clear that exercise tolerance and quality of life did improve in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after rehabilitation.


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