Selecting COPD Patients for Rehabilitation

Donner, Claudio F.
June 2001
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS33
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the process for selecting a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for rehabilitation. A candidate for a rehabilitation programme is theoretically any non smoking symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient willing to participate, but prime candidates are those patients with more severe deconditioning, muscle weakness and exercise intolerance.


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