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Taking Breathing Retraining During Pulmonary Rehabilitation to a New Level

Spiegler, Peter MD

Section Editor(s): Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP, FAASM, Editor

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: March 2009 - Volume 16 - Issue 2 - p 106
doi: 10.1097/CPM.0b013e31819b323d
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: The addition of nocturnal noninvasive positive pressure ventilation to pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic respiratory failure produced improvements in measures of health-related quality of life, functional status, and gas exchange.

Source: Duiverman ML, Wempe JB, Bladder G, et al. Nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in addition to rehabilitation in hypercapnic patients with COPD. Thorax. 2008;93:1052–1057.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.