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Pulmonary rehabilitation and acute exacerbations of COPD.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23134247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute exacerbations are major events in the natural history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Although pulmonary rehabilitation increases exercise capacity, reduces dyspnea and improves health-related quality of life, the effects on risk of future exacerbations (and by extension, healthcare utilization) are less well documented. Furthermore, there has been a growing evidence base to support provision of pulmonary rehabilitation in the acute phase of COPD, for example, shortly after hospitalization for an acute exacerbation. This article reviews the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in the prevention and treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD.
Samantha S C Kon; Jane L Canavan; William D C Man
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of respiratory medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-6356     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Respir Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-08     Completed Date:  2013-05-24     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101278196     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Respir Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-31; quiz 531     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Disease Progression
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Exercise Tolerance
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
Patient Readmission / statistics & numerical data
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / mortality,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Quality of Life
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Grant Support
G1002113//Medical Research Council

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