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Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Mar;87(3 Suppl 1):S84-8; quiz S89-90.

Pulmonary rehabilitation in patients undergoing lung-volume reduction surgery.

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Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA. mnb4@columbia.edu

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common form of primary pulmonary disability. Few effective treatment options exist for it, but recently, lung-volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has been shown to be effective in selected patients with emphysema. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part of the preparation for and recovery from the procedure and has significant benefit in helping to improve the quality of life and conditioning of patients with COPD who undergo LVRS.

OVERALL ARTICLE OBJECTIVES:

(a) To describe the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in LVRS, (b) to understand the components of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program, and (c) to describe the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

PMID:
16500196
DOI:
10.1016/j.apmr.2005.12.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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