In this issue, we present you five research reports mostly focused in pulmonary rehabilitation and physiology. First, Rebecca Byrd et al. studied the positive effects of 1-month pre-lung transplant rehabilitation on balance. Secondly, Catherine Stolboushkin et al. bring us best practices for critically ill patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit, which will be available free online following our COVID-19 dissemination practice. In an interesting study form Brazil, Adriana Garcia-Araujo et al. assessed chest mobility in children with asthma using cirtometry showing to be a reliable tool. On another important topic, MarySue Ingman et al. explore the use of the Physical Therapy Healthy Lifestyle Appraisal (PTHLA) as a new tool to assess behavior change. Finally, Elaheh Sajjadi et al. present a pilot study seeking to determine the effects of test interface on respiratory muscle activity and pulmonary function during respiratory testing. Most of these articles have been already published ahead-of-print online in our website for early access to our readers.
Alvaro N Gurovich, PT, PhD, FACSM