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[Pulmonary obstructive chronic disease and physical exercise].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20700562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease that can be prevented and treated, with a pulmonary component and with significant systemic effects that contribute to the severity of clinical manifestations. COPD causes a number of changes, including those which lead to exercise tolerance limitation and to a progressive deterioration of life quality of the patients. Respiratory rehabilitation (RR) represents a key part of the treatment. The benefits of RR are independent of sex, age and disease severity. At the end of the program, the patient should have acquired a life style as independent and healthy as possible. With this article the authors intend to review the benefits of physical exercise in rehabilitation of patients with COPD and the different types of training used in the respiratory rehabilitation program established for each patient.
Carla António; Ana Paula Gonçalves; Alcina Tavares
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de pneumologia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0873-2159     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Port Pneumol     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-11     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9813736     Medline TA:  Rev Port Pneumol     Country:  Portugal    
Other Details:
Languages:  por     Pagination:  649-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Serviço de Pneumologia, Unidade Local de Saúde da Guarda, EPE.
Vernacular Title:
Doença pulmonar obstrutiva crónica e exercício físico.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy*
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / rehabilitation*

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