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BACKGROUND The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to establish whether in early disease stage PR is as effective as in late stages of disease. METHODS A total of 55 stable COPD patients, 28 with early and 27 with late disease stages, were assessed. Patients(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adding neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation (cPR) program would have additive effects on clinical-functional outcomes. METHODS Twenty-seven chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients participating in a 10-week cPR program were randomly allocated(More)
AIM We evaluated the relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment test (CAT) and improvements after pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and PR efficiency in COPD patients. METHODS & RESULTS Forty COPD patients completed PR. After PR, mean change in CAT score was found to be 13 (p < 0.001), Medical Research Council (MRC), St(More)
INTRODUCTION In severely disabled patients who are not capable of following formal pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and/or tolerating higher training intensities, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been successfully utilized as a localized training method. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this non-randomized controlled observational study 50 patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Interstitial lung diseases are characterised by dyspnea on exertion, low quality of life, cough and exercise intolerance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with interstitial lung disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from patients who were referred to pulmonary rehabilitation(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to assess the role of shuttle walk test in predicting post-operative complications in lung cancer resection surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A consecutive series of patients who were candidate for lung resection surgery with the diagnosis of early stage lung cancer were included to this study. All patients in this(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered a worldwide major public health problem. Weight loss, muscle and fat mass depletion are common nutritional problems in COPD patients and are determinant factors in pulmonary function, health status, disability and mortality. We aimed to assess the relationships between(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a comprehensive treatment modality that includes approaches to improve the physical and emotional states of chronic respiratory patients and provide sustaining health-promoting behaviors. It includes individualized exercise training after assessing patients and approaches, such as the training of patients and(More)
INTRODUCTION In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skeletal muscle weakness is characterized by reduced muscle strength, reduced muscle endurance and the presence of muscle fatigue especially in lower limbs. There has been little research into the upper limb skeletal muscles. OBJECTIVES In this study, we aimed to investigate the relation of(More)
1 SB Ankara Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 7. Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, Ankara, 2 Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Afyonkarahisar, 3 SB Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Evde Bakım ve Solunum Rehabilitasyon Ünitesi, Ankara,(More)