Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and cancer rehabilitation. 2. Pulmonary rehabilitation review

Augusta S. Alba, Heakyung Kim, Jonathan H. Whiteson, Matthew N. Bartels

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Pulmonary rehabilitation includes the rehabilitation of not only patients with respiratory failure in need of ventilatory support but also patients with primary pulmonary disease. New advances in medical management now offer treatment to patients with end-stage emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, and interstitial disease, and the principles of rehabilitation can add both function and quality to the lives of these patients. New surgical approaches and better transplantation outcomes that restore pulmonary function have also been introduced. Rehabilitation professionals need to be aware of these advances and be able to incorporate this knowledge into the practice of rehabilitation medicine. Overall Article Objectives: (a) To identify major categories of pulmonary disease seen in pulmonary rehabilitation, (b) to know appropriate interventions and support for patients with respiratory failure, (c) to describe the new interventions available for end-stage lung disease, and (d) to describe the appropriate pulmonary rehabilitation for people with pulmonary disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Hypertension, pulmonary
  • Lung diseases, interstitial
  • Lung transplantation
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Oxygen inhalation therapy
  • Pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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