Daily Archives: 4 September 2016


Pulmonary rehabilitation as a mechanism to reduce hospitalizations for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background¬† Acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) have a significant impact on healthcare utilization, including physician visits and hospitalizations. Previous studies and reviews have shown that pulmonary rehabilitation has many benefits but the effect on hospitalizations for AECOPD is inconclusive. Methods¬† A literature search was carried out to find studies […]