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Linda Nici, Claudio Donner, Emiel Wouters, Richard Zuwallack, Nicolino Ambrosino, Jean Bourbeau, Mauro Carone, Bartolome Celli, Marielle Engelen, Bonnie Fahy, Chris Garvey, Roger Goldstein, Rik Gosselink, Suzanne Lareau, Neil MacIntyre, Francois Maltais, Mike Morgan, Denis O’Donnell, Christian Prefault, Jane Reardon, Carolyn Rochester, Annemie Schols, Sally(More)
The six minute walking distance (6MWD) test is a commonly used test to estimate functional exercise capacity in patients with chronic diseases including chronic obstructive lung disease. Surprisingly, no attempt has been made to establish normal values for the 6MWD. The aim of this study, therefore, was to evaluate the 6MWD in healthy elderly volunteers and(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation is recognized as a core component of the management of individuals with chronic respiratory disease. Since the 2006 American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, there has been considerable growth in our knowledge of its efficacy and scope. PURPOSE The purpose(More)
OBJECTIVES : To investigate whether a daily exercise session, using a bedside cycle ergometer, is a safe and effective intervention in preventing or attenuating the decrease in functional exercise capacity, functional status, and quadriceps force that is associated with prolonged intensive care unit stay. A prolonged stay in the intensive care unit is(More)
Quantification of physical activities in daily life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has increasing clinical interest. However, detailed comparison with healthy subjects is not available. Furthermore, it is unknown whether time spent actively during daily life is related to lung function, muscle force, or maximal and functional(More)
Hospital admissions due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations have a major impact on the disease evolution and costs. The current authors postulated that a simple and well-standardised, low-intensity integrated care intervention can be effective to prevent such hospitalisations. Therefore, 155 exacerbated COPD patients (17% females)(More)
Recently, it was suggested that fatigue of peripheral muscles could contribute to exercise limitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In order to quantify the role of peripheral muscle force, we restudied potential determinants of exercise capacity (6-min walking distance [6 MWD] and maximal oxygen consumption [V02max]) in 41(More)
Accurate assessment of the amount and intensity of physical activity in daily life is considered very important due to the close relationship between physical activity level, health, disability and mortality. For this reason, assessment of physical activity in daily life has gained interest in recent years, especially in sedentary populations, such as(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the degree of agreement between different methods of assessing physical activities in daily life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): video recordings (criterion standard), the DynaPort Activity Monitor (DAM), and patient self-report. DESIGN Study A: outcomes from video recordings were compared with DAM(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation has become a cornerstone in the management of patients with stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Systematic reviews have shown large and important clinical effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in these patients. In unstable COPD patients who have suffered from an exacerbation recently, however, the effects(More)