Ursula Schoenheit-Kenn

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Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for patients with chronic lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis according to international guidelines. However, data for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) are limited. We examined the effect of an inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation on functional status and quality of life in ILD patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Type I allergy represents a severe health problem in industrialized countries where up to 20% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and allergic asthma bronchiale and in severe cases from anaphylaxis, leading to death. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate recombinant Bet v 1, the major birch pollen allergen(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has a positive impact on functional status and quality of life in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). OBJECTIVES This study investigated the effects of PR in hypercapnic ILD patients receiving nighttime noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). METHODS Consecutive ILD patients referred to a(More)
BACKGROUND Type I allergy represents a severe health problem in industrialized countries where up to 20% of the population suffer from allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and allergic asthma bronchiale and in severe cases from anaphylaxis, leading to death. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate recombinant Bet v I, the major birch pollen allergen(More)
INTRODUCTION Objective of this study was to validate an activity monitor (DynaPort MoveMonitor [MM], McRoberts, The Hague, The Netherlands) against night-vision video analysis during sleep. METHODS Twenty patients (65 ± 11 years old, mean body-mass-index: 27 ± 6 kg/m(2)) with different chronic lung diseases were recruited to participate in this validation(More)
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has been shown to improve exercise tolerance and health-related quality of life in patients with advanced COPD. This study tested the feasibility of nocturnal NIPPV as an additional tool in a hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program. This prospective observational trial included forty COPD patients in(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients awaiting lung transplantation is crucial to ensure a transplant benefit. However, PR in patients with end-stage lung disease treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) remains an area of uncertainty. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess the potential benefit of PR in patients awaiting lung(More)
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