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Title: Pulmonary rehabilitation : insight into current trends
Authors: Sciriha, Anabel
Montefort, Stephen
Keywords: Lungs -- Diseases, Obstructive -- Treatment
Lungs -- Diseases -- Medical rehabilitation
Asthma -- Malta
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2010, Vol.22(3), p. 14-17
Abstract: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a widely accepted therapeutic tool used to improve the quality of life and functional capacity of individuals with chronic lung disease. It is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive program designed to optimise autonomy and physical performance in patients with chronic respiratory impairment. There is sufficient evidence to support the use of pulmonary rehabilitation for a subset of patients and to indicate that it can improve exercise tolerance and symptoms of dyspnoea, as well as enhance health-related quality of life of patients with COPD and other respiratory conditions. According to projections in the Global Burden of Disease Study, COPD will be the fifth leading cause of disability-adjusted-life-year loss worldwide in 2020.
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