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A pilot study of pulmonary rehabilitation and chest physiotherapy versus chest physiotherapy alone in bronchiectasis.
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PMID:  22947443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in addition to regular chest physiotherapy in non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
METHODS: Thirty patients with clinically significant bronchiectasis and limited exercise tolerance were randomized into either the control group receiving chest physiotherapy (8 weeks) or into the intervention group, receiving pulmonary rehabilitation in addition to chest physiotherapy (8 weeks). Both groups were encouraged to maintain their exercise program and or chest physiotherapy, following completion of the study.
RESULTS: End of training (8 weeks) No improvement in control group. In the intervention group, incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) improved by 56.7 m (p = 0.03), endurance walk test (EWT) by 193.3 m (p = 0.01), Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ) improved by 2.6 units (p < 0.001) and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) by 8 units (p < 0.001). At 20 weeks (12 weeks post end of training) No improvement in control group. In the intervention group, ISWT improved by 80 m (p = 0.04) and EWT by 247.5 m (p = 0.003). LCQ improved by 4.4 units (p < 0.001) and SGRQ by 4 units (p < 0.001).
CONCLUSION: Pulmonary rehabilitation in addition to regular chest physiotherapy, improves exercise tolerance and health related quality of life in non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis and the benefit was sustained at 12 weeks post end of pulmonary rehabilitation. Clinical trials regn no. NCT00868075.
P Mandal; M K Sidhu; L Kope; W Pollock; L M Stevenson; J L Pentland; K Turnbull; S Mac Quarrie; A T Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2012-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory medicine     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1532-3064     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  2013-02-22     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908438     Medline TA:  Respir Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1647-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchiectasis / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Combined Modality Therapy
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy / methods
Exercise Tolerance
Health Status
Middle Aged
Muscle Strength / physiology
Patient Education as Topic
Pilot Projects
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Muscles / physiology
Respiratory Therapy / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
ETM/7//Chief Scientist Office

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