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New tools in pulmonary rehabilitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21828026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the benefits of rehabilitation might not be clear and, therefore, new treatment options have been developed to increase the benefits of rehabilitation. This review provides an overview of new approaches being developed as an addition to exercise training. In turn, the benefits of adding ventilatory support, oxygen, anabolics or neuromuscular stimulation to a rehabilitation programme will be discussed. While positive benefits for a number of these approaches have been found, many questions remain unsolved. Therefore, at present, we cannot recommend these new tools as part of the routine management of patients with COPD who start a rehabilitation programme.
P J Wijkstra; J B Wempe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2011-08-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1399-3003     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-01     Completed Date:  2012-04-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1468-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Pulmonary Diseases, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Anabolic Agents / therapeutic use
Electric Stimulation
Exercise Therapy
Exercise Tolerance / drug effects,  physiology
Helium / therapeutic use
Oxygen / therapeutic use
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / rehabilitation*,  therapy
Severity of Illness Index
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anabolic Agents; 58933-55-4/heliox; 7440-59-7/Helium; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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