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Pulmonary rehabilitation in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20067053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neglected in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation some decades ago, have nowadays evidence-based recommendations to attend it. There are no serious limitations excepting the locomotor handicap (neurological and musculoskeletal disability), severe cardiovascular and cognitive impairment. Multiple outcomes are expected to show up, as improvement of cardiovascular fitness and exercise capacity, relieving symptoms as dyspnoea, depression and anxiety. Meeting people like them on pulmonary rehabilitation premises, with same limitations and life beliefs, benefiting of group support and staff encouragement, elderly patients with COPD will find out that a pulmonary rehabilitation course might be both pleasant and useful, despite of distance of journey and physical training.
Laura D Ciobanu; Dragica P Pesut; Govind N Srivastava
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pneumologia (Bucharest, Romania)     Volume:  58     ISSN:  2067-2993     ISO Abbreviation:  Pneumologia     Publication Date:    2009 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-13     Completed Date:  2010-02-26     Revised Date:  2010-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100941067     Medline TA:  Pneumologia     Country:  Romania    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr T Popa, Clinical Hospital of Rehabilitation, Iaşi, România.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Dyspnea / rehabilitation
Evidence-Based Medicine
Exercise Therapy*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / rehabilitation*
Treatment Outcome

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