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An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: key concepts and advances in pulmonary rehabilitation.
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The considerable growth in the science and application of pulmonary rehabilitation since 2006 adds further support for its efficacy in a wide range of individuals with chronic respiratory disease. 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
An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease
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The aim of this document is to describe the standard operating procedures for the 6MWT, ISWT and ESWT, which can be consistently employed by clinicians and researchers, and reflect current evidence regarding procedures that should be used to achieve robust results. Expand
An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: update on limb muscle dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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The purpose of this document is to update the 1999 ATS/ERS statement on limb muscle dysfunction in COPD with important advances in the understanding of the extent and nature of the structural alterations in limb muscles in patients with COPD. Expand
Quantifying physical activity in daily life with questionnaires and motion sensors in COPD
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The present article aims to compare and discuss the two kinds of instruments more commonly used to quantify the amount of physical activity performed by COPD patients in daily life: subjective methods (questionnaires, diaries) and motion sensors (electronic or mechanical methods). Expand
Physical activity and hospitalization for exacerbation of COPD.
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Patients with COPD are markedly inactive during and after hospitalization for an AE, and efforts to enhance physical activity should be among the aims of the disease management during and following the AE periods. Expand
The prevalence of quadriceps weakness in COPD and the relationship with disease severity
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The prevalence of weakness (defined as observed values 1.645 standardised residuals below predicted) was related to Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stage and Medical Research Council dyspnoea score in two cohorts of stable COPD outpatients recruited from the UK and the Netherlands. Expand
An official systematic review of the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society: measurement properties of field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease
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It is demonstrated that the 6MWT, ISWT and ESWT are robust tests of functional exercise capacity in adults with chronic respiratory disease and responsive to interventions that included exercise training. Expand
An official European Respiratory Society statement on physical activity in COPD
This European Respiratory Society (ERS) statement provides a comprehensive overview on physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A multidisciplinary Task ForceExpand
Clusters of comorbidities based on validated objective measurements and systemic inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Multimorbidity is common in patients with COPD, and different comorbidite clusters can be identified, and low-grade systemic inflammation is mostly comparable among comor bidities. Expand
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