Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A CASE REPORT.

@article{Perrotta2011BenefitsOP,
  title={Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A CASE REPORT.},
  author={Fabio Perrotta and Andrea S Bianco and Giovanni Cioffi and Antonio Cennamo and Gennaro Mazzarella},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          E16-E18
        }
}
CLINICAL CASE We describe the case of a 50-y-old man with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who underwent pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The 8-wk training program, including resistance training and aerobic exercises, was conducted 3 d/wk under physiotherapist supervision. Clinical and functional assessment was performed prior to and following the program. At the end of the training program, meaningful improvements in primary outcomes, including spirometry values and exertional parameters… CONTINUE READING