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Foreword
E ndoscopy has been used for a long time in pulmonary diseases departments all over the world, but in recent years a lot of new ideas have become available regarding the role of thoracoscopy for theExpand
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease 2017 Report: GOLD Executive Summary
TLDR
The assessment of COPD has been refined to separate the spirometric assessment from symptom evaluation, and the concept of de-escalation of therapy is introduced in the treatment assessment scheme. Expand
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease 2017 Report: GOLD Executive Summary.
TLDR
The assessment of COPD has been refined to separate the spirometric assessment from symptom evaluation, and the concept of de-escalation of therapy is introduced in the treatment assessment scheme. Expand
A 4-year trial of tiotropium in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Therapy with tiotropium was associated with improvements in lung function, quality of life, and exacerbations during a 4-year period but did not significantly reduce the rate of decline in FEV(1). Expand
Six minute walking distance in healthy elderly subjects.
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It is concluded that the six minute walking distance can be predicted adequately using a clinically useful model in healthy elderly subjects and its variability is explained largely by age, sex, height and weight. Expand
Early exercise in critically ill patients enhances short-term functional recovery*
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Early exercise training in critically ill intensive care unit survivors enhanced recovery of functional exercise capacity, self-perceived functional status, and muscle force at hospital discharge. Expand
Characteristics of physical activities in daily life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Physical activities and movement intensity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are assessed with the DynaPort activity monitor and functional exercise capacity is the strongest correlate of physical activities in daily life. Expand
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease 2017 Report
TLDR
The assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been refined to separate the spirometric assessment from symptom evaluation, and the concept of de‐escalation of therapy is introduced in the treatment assessment scheme. Expand
Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease 2017 Report. GOLD Executive Summary.
TLDR
The assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been refined to separate the spirometric assessment from symptom evaluation, and the concept of deescalation of therapy is introduced in the treatment assessment scheme. Expand
Optimal assessment and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The European Respiratory Society Task Force.
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The guidelines are intended for use by physicians involved in the care of patients with COPD, and their main goals are to inform health professionals and to reverse a widespread nihilistic approach to the management of these patients. Expand
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