Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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 […]

Monitoring pulmonary rehabilitation and long-term oxygen therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

released: 20 Nov 2013 author: AIHW, Marks G, Reddel H, Guevara-Rattray E, Poulos L, Ampon R Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD is a major cause of death and disability in Australia. While pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy are recommended treatments for COPD, there is currently no national information […]

Pulmonary rehabilitation underused in COPD

Pulmonary rehabilitation underused in COPD Respirology 2013; 18: 1089–1094 Data from an Australian hospital show that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients admitted for exacerbations are rarely referred for pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), despite it being strongly recommended by national treatment guidelines. “Rehabilitation in people with COPD has been shown to […]