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Introduction of the harmonised respiratory physiotherapy curriculum.

Troosters T, Tabin N, Langer D, Burtin C, Chatwin M, Clini EM, Emtner M, Gosselink R, Grant K, Inal-Ince D, Lewko A, Main E, Mitchell S, Niculescu A, Oberwaldner B, Pitta F.

Breathe (Sheff). 2019 Jun;15(2):110-115. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0124-2019. Review.


A guide for respiratory physiotherapy postgraduate education: presentation of the harmonised curriculum.

Troosters T, Langer D, Burtin C, Chatwin M, Clini EM, Emtner M, Gosselink R, Grant K, Inal-Ince D, Lewko A, Main E, Oberwaldner B, Tabin N, Pitta F.

Eur Respir J. 2019 Jun 5;53(6). pii: 1900320. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00320-2019. Print 2019 Jun. No abstract available.


Health status deterioration in subjects with mild to moderate airflow obstruction, a six years observational study.

Rodrigues FM, Demeyer H, Loeckx M, Hornikx M, Van Remoortel H, Janssens W, Troosters T.

Respir Res. 2019 May 18;20(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12931-019-1061-7.


Strategies to Increase Physical Activity in Chronic Respiratory Diseases.

Troosters T, Blondeel A, Rodrigues FM, Janssens W, Demeyer H.

Clin Chest Med. 2019 Jun;40(2):397-404. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2019.02.017. Review.


Azithromycin during Acute COPD Exacerbations Requiring Hospitalization (BACE): a Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial.

Vermeersch K, Gabrovska M, Aumann J, Demedts IK, Corhay JL, Marchand E, Slabbynck H, Haenebalcke C, Haerens M, Hanon S, Jordens P, Peché R, Fremault A, Lauwerier T, Delporte A, Vandenberk B, Willems R, Everaerts S, Belmans A, Bogaerts K, Verleden GM, Troosters T, Ninane V, Brusselle GG, Janssens W; BACE trial investigators.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 May 3. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201901-0094OC. [Epub ahead of print]


Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Importance of Physical Activity in COPD.

Miravitlles M, Troosters T, Janssens W, Ancochea J.

Arch Bronconeumol. 2019 Apr 11. pii: S0300-2896(19)30121-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2019.03.010. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish. No abstract available.


The past, present and future of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Troosters T, Blondeel A, Janssens W, Demeyer H.

Respirology. 2019 Mar 13. doi: 10.1111/resp.13517. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


The role of physical activity in the context of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Blondeel A, Demeyer H, Janssens W, Troosters T.

COPD. 2018 Dec;15(6):632-639. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1563060. Epub 2019 Feb 4.


The impact of disease-specific fears on outcome measures of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD.

Reijnders T, Schuler M, Wittmann M, Jelusic D, Troosters T, Janssens W, Stenzel NM, Schultz K, von Leupoldt A.

Respir Med. 2019 Jan;146:87-95. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.12.004. Epub 2018 Dec 13.


Six years progression of exercise capacity in subjects with mild to moderate airflow obstruction, smoking and never smoking controls.

Rodrigues FM, Loeckx M, Hornikx M, Van Remoortel H, Louvaris Z, Demeyer H, Janssens W, Troosters T.

PLoS One. 2018 Dec 26;13(12):e0208841. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208841. eCollection 2018.


Smartphone-Based Physical Activity Telecoaching in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Mixed-Methods Study on Patient Experiences and Lessons for Implementation.

Loeckx M, Rabinovich RA, Demeyer H, Louvaris Z, Tanner R, Rubio N, Frei A, De Jong C, Gimeno-Santos E, Rodrigues FM, Buttery SC, Hopkinson NS, Büsching G, Strassmann A, Serra I, Vogiatzis I, Garcia-Aymerich J, Polkey MI, Troosters T.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Dec 21;6(12):e200. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.9774.


The likelihood of improving physical activity after pulmonary rehabilitation is increased in patients with COPD who have better exercise tolerance.

Osadnik CR, Loeckx M, Louvaris Z, Demeyer H, Langer D, Rodrigues FM, Janssens W, Vogiatzis I, Troosters T.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Oct 24;13:3515-3527. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S174827. eCollection 2018.


The European Respiratory Society's 10 Principles for Lung Health.

Horváth I, Barry M, Brusselle G, Burghuber OC, Bush A, Robalo Cordeiro C, Gaga M, Gratziou C, Saraiva I, Stolz D, Troosters T, Welte T, Migliori GB, Joos G.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Nov 29;52(5). pii: 1801373. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01373-2018. Print 2018 Nov. No abstract available.


The Impact of Loneliness on Outcomes of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD.

Reijnders T, Schuler M, Jelusic D, Troosters T, Janssens W, Schultz K, von Leupoldt A.

COPD. 2018 Oct;15(5):446-453. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1471128. Epub 2018 Nov 7.


Short and long-term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in interstitial lung diseases: a randomised controlled trial.

Perez-Bogerd S, Wuyts W, Barbier V, Demeyer H, Van Muylem A, Janssens W, Troosters T.

Respir Res. 2018 Sep 20;19(1):182. doi: 10.1186/s12931-018-0884-y.


The European Respiratory Society: ensuring excellence through education best practice.

Farr A, Gaga M, Welte T, Troosters T, Joos G, Robalo Cordeiro C, Burghuber OC, Brusselle G, Gratziou CG, Bush A, Saraiva I, Pannetier C, Stolz D.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Sep 15;52(3). pii: 1801248. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01248-2018. Print 2018 Sep. No abstract available.


Clinician-Facilitated Physical Activity Intervention Versus Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Improving Physical Activity in COPD: A Feasibility Study.

O'Neill B, O'Shea O, McDonough S, McGarvey L, Bradbury I, Arden M, Troosters T, Cosgrove D, McManus T, McDonnell T, Bradley J.

COPD. 2018 Jun;15(3):254-264. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1486396. Epub 2018 Sep 5.


AQUA© Questionnaire as prediction tool for atopy in young elite athletes.

Jonckheere AC, Seys SF, Dilissen E, Marijsse G, Schelpe AS, Van der Eycken S, Verhalle T, Vanbelle V, Aertgeerts S, Troosters T, Peers K, Dupont LJ, Bullens DMA.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2018 Sep;29(6):648-650. doi: 10.1111/pai.12949. Epub 2018 Jul 9. No abstract available.


Physical activity and exercise in obstructive sleep apnea.

Van Offenwert E, Vrijsen B, Belge C, Troosters T, Buyse B, Testelmans D.

Acta Clin Belg. 2019 Apr;74(2):92-101. doi: 10.1080/17843286.2018.1467587. Epub 2018 May 4. Review.


Effect of Bronchodilation, Exercise Training, and Behavior Modification on Symptoms and Physical Activity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Troosters T, Maltais F, Leidy N, Lavoie KL, Sedeno M, Janssens W, Garcia-Aymerich J, Erzen D, De Sousa D, Korducki L, Hamilton A, Bourbeau J.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 15;198(8):1021-1032. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201706-1288OC.


How resources determine pulmonary rehabilitation programs: A survey among Belgian chest physicians.

Janssens W, Corhay JL, Bogaerts P, Derom E, Frusch N, Dang DN, Kibanda J, Ruttens D, Thyrion L, Troosters T, Marchand E.

Chron Respir Dis. 2019 Jan-Dec;16:1479972318767732. doi: 10.1177/1479972318767732. Epub 2018 Apr 9.


Both moderate and severe exacerbations accelerate physical activity decline in COPD patients.

Demeyer H, Costilla-Frias M, Louvaris Z, Gimeno-Santos E, Tabberer M, Rabinovich RA, de Jong C, Polkey MI, Hopkinson NS, Karlsson N, Serra I, Vogiatzis I, Troosters T, Garcia-Aymerich J; PROactive Consortium.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 25;51(1). pii: 1702110. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02110-2017. Print 2018 Jan. No abstract available.


Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD during and after an exacerbation-related hospitalisation: back to the future?

Spruit MA, Singh SJ, Rochester CL, Greening NJ, Franssen FME, Pitta F, Troosters T, Nolan C, Vogiatzis I, Clini EM, Man WD, Burtin C, Goldstein RS, Vanfleteren LEGW, Kenn K, Nici L, Janssen DJA, Casaburi R, Shioya T, Garvey C, Carlin BW, ZuWallack RL, Steiner M, Wouters EFM, Puhan MA.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 11;51(1). pii: 1701312. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01312-2017. Print 2018 Jan. No abstract available.


Perceptions of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Their Physiotherapists Regarding the Use of an eHealth Intervention.

Vorrink S, Huisman C, Kort H, Troosters T, Lammers JW.

JMIR Hum Factors. 2017 Sep 19;4(3):e20. doi: 10.2196/humanfactors.7196.


ACTIVATE: the effect of aclidinium/formoterol on hyperinflation, exercise capacity, and physical activity in patients with COPD.

Watz H, Troosters T, Beeh KM, Garcia-Aymerich J, Paggiaro P, Molins E, Notari M, Zapata A, Jarreta D, Garcia Gil E.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Aug 24;12:2545-2558. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S143488. eCollection 2017.


Validity and reliability of strain gauge measurement of volitional quadriceps force in patients with COPD.

Machado Rodrigues F, Demeyer H, Hornikx M, Camillo CA, Calik-Kutukcu E, Burtin C, Janssens W, Troosters T, Osadnik C.

Chron Respir Dis. 2017 Aug;14(3):289-297. doi: 10.1177/1479972316687210. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


Physical Activity of Patients with COPD from Regions with Different Climatic Variations.

Furlanetto KC, Demeyer H, Sant'anna T, Hernandes NA, Camillo CA, Pons IS, Gosselink R, Troosters T, Pitta F.

COPD. 2017 Jun;14(3):276-283. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2017.1303039. Epub 2017 Apr 7.


Peripheral muscle abnormalities in cystic fibrosis: Etiology, clinical implications and response to therapeutic interventions.

Gruet M, Troosters T, Verges S.

J Cyst Fibros. 2017 Sep;16(5):538-552. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2017.02.007. Epub 2017 Mar 2. Review.


Physical activity is increased by a 12-week semiautomated telecoaching programme in patients with COPD: a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

Demeyer H, Louvaris Z, Frei A, Rabinovich RA, de Jong C, Gimeno-Santos E, Loeckx M, Buttery SC, Rubio N, Van der Molen T, Hopkinson NS, Vogiatzis I, Puhan MA, Garcia-Aymerich J, Polkey MI, Troosters T; Mr Papp PROactive study group and the PROactive consortium.

Thorax. 2017 May;72(5):415-423. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209026. Epub 2017 Jan 30.


Automated Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests in Adults with Respiratory Complaints.

Topalovic M, Laval S, Aerts JM, Troosters T, Decramer M, Janssens W; Belgian Pulmonary Function Study investigators.

Respiration. 2017;93(3):170-178. doi: 10.1159/000454956. Epub 2017 Jan 12.


Non-linear parameters of specific resistance loops to characterise obstructive airways diseases.

Topalovic M, Exadaktylos V, Troosters T, Celis G, Aerts JM, Janssens W.

Respir Res. 2017 Jan 9;18(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s12931-016-0484-7.


Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Puhan MA, Gimeno-Santos E, Cates CJ, Troosters T.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Dec 8;12:CD005305. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005305.pub4. Review.


Survival after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: impact of functional exercise capacity and its changes.

Camillo CA, Langer D, Osadnik CR, Pancini L, Demeyer H, Burtin C, Gosselink R, Decramer M, Janssens W, Troosters T.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Oct 26;11:2671-2679. eCollection 2016.


Effect of "add-on" interventions on exercise training in individuals with COPD: a systematic review.

Camillo CA, Osadnik CR, van Remoortel H, Burtin C, Janssens W, Troosters T.

ERJ Open Res. 2016 Mar 29;2(1). pii: 00078-2015. eCollection 2016 Jan. Review.


Do self-management interventions in COPD patients work and which patients benefit most? An individual patient data meta-analysis.

Jonkman NH, Westland H, Trappenburg JC, Groenwold RH, Bischoff EW, Bourbeau J, Bucknall CE, Coultas D, Effing TW, Epton MJ, Gallefoss F, Garcia-Aymerich J, Lloyd SM, Monninkhof EM, Nguyen HQ, van der Palen J, Rice KL, Sedeno M, Taylor SJ, Troosters T, Zwar NA, Hoes AW, Schuurmans MJ.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Aug 31;11:2063-74. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S107884. eCollection 2016.


Efficacy of an mHealth intervention to stimulate physical activity in COPD patients after pulmonary rehabilitation.

Vorrink SN, Kort HS, Troosters T, Zanen P, Lammers JJ.

Eur Respir J. 2016 Oct;48(4):1019-1029. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00083-2016. Epub 2016 Sep 1.


Technology use by older adults in the Netherlands and its associations with demographics and health outcomes.

Vorrink SNW, Antonietti AMGEF, Kort HSM, Troosters T, Zanen P, Lammers JJ.

Assist Technol. 2017 Winter;29(4):188-196. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2016.1219885. Epub 2016 Aug 22.


Depression symptoms reduce physical activity in COPD patients: a prospective multicenter study.

Dueñas-Espín I, Demeyer H, Gimeno-Santos E, Polkey MI, Hopkinson NS, Rabinovich RA, Dobbels F, Karlsson N, Troosters T, Garcia-Aymerich J.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Jun 10;11:1287-95. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S101459. eCollection 2016.


Unexpected improvements of lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Topalovic M, Helsen T, Troosters T, Janssens W.

Respir Med Case Rep. 2016 May 12;18:81-4. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.05.004. eCollection 2016.


Increasing implementation and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation: key messages from the new ATS/ERS policy statement.

Vogiatzis I, Rochester CL, Spruit MA, Troosters T, Clini EM; American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force on Policy in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Eur Respir J. 2016 May;47(5):1336-41. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02151-2015. No abstract available.


Characteristics of effective self-management interventions in patients with COPD: individual patient data meta-analysis.

Jonkman NH, Westland H, Trappenburg JC, Groenwold RH, Bischoff EW, Bourbeau J, Bucknall CE, Coultas D, Effing TW, Epton M, Gallefoss F, Garcia-Aymerich J, Lloyd SM, Monninkhof EM, Nguyen HQ, van der Palen J, Rice KL, Sedeno M, Taylor SJ, Troosters T, Zwar NA, Hoes AW, Schuurmans MJ.

Eur Respir J. 2016 Jul;48(1):55-68. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01860-2015. Epub 2016 Apr 28.


The Minimal Important Difference in Physical Activity in Patients with COPD.

Demeyer H, Burtin C, Hornikx M, Camillo CA, Van Remoortel H, Langer D, Janssens W, Troosters T.

PLoS One. 2016 Apr 28;11(4):e0154587. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154587. eCollection 2016.


The Belgian trial with azithromycin for acute COPD exacerbations requiring hospitalization: an investigator-initiated study protocol for a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Vermeersch K, Gabrovska M, Deslypere G, Demedts IK, Slabbynck H, Aumann J, Ninane V, Verleden GM, Troosters T, Bogaerts K, Brusselle GG, Janssens W.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Mar 31;11:687-96. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S95501. eCollection 2016.


Enhancing exercise tolerance and physical activity in COPD with combined pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions: PHYSACTO randomised, placebo-controlled study design.

Troosters T, Bourbeau J, Maltais F, Leidy N, Erzen D, De Sousa D, Korducki L, Hamilton A.

BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 13;6(4):e010106. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010106.


Should European Respiratory Society meetings come with a health warning?

Troosters T.

Breathe (Sheff). 2015 Dec;11(4):279-81. doi: 10.1183/20734735.009615. Review.


Behaviour-change intervention in a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled COPD study: methodological considerations and implementation.

Bourbeau J, Lavoie KL, Sedeno M, De Sousa D, Erzen D, Hamilton A, Maltais F, Troosters T, Leidy N.

BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 4;6(4):e010109. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010109.


Physical Activity Characteristics across GOLD Quadrants Depend on the Questionnaire Used.

Demeyer H, Gimeno-Santos E, Rabinovich RA, Hornikx M, Louvaris Z, de Boer WI, Karlsson N, de Jong C, Van der Molen T, Vogiatzis I, Janssens W, Garcia-Aymerich J, Troosters T, Polkey MI; PROactive consortium.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 14;11(3):e0151255. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151255. eCollection 2016.


Can health status questionnaires be used as a measure of physical activity in COPD patients?

Demeyer H, Dueñas-Espín I, De Jong C, Louvaris Z, Hornikx M, Gimeno-Santos E, Loeckx M, Vogiatzis I, Janssens W, Hopkinson NS, Rabinovich RA, Karlsson N, Garcia-Aymerich J, Troosters T; PROactive consortium.

Eur Respir J. 2016 May;47(5):1565-8. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01815-2015. Epub 2016 Feb 25. No abstract available. Erratum in: Eur Respir J. 2017 Feb 23;49(2):.


Correction: Physical Activity Counselling during Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

Burtin C, Langer D, van Remoortel H, Demeyer H, Gosselink R, Decramer M, Dobbels F, Janssens W, Troosters T.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 1;11(2):e0148705. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148705. eCollection 2016. No abstract available.


A Mobile Phone App to Stimulate Daily Physical Activity in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Development, Feasibility, and Pilot Studies.

Vorrink SN, Kort HS, Troosters T, Lammers JW.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Jan 26;4(1):e11. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4741.

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