Benefits of completing pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with asthma.

  title={Benefits of completing pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with asthma.},
  author={Jennifer L Trevor and Surya P Bhatt and James M Wells and Denay Porter Kirkpatrick and Christopher L Schumann and Jason Hitchcock and Mark Thomas Dransfield},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={52 9},
BACKGROUND Asthma affects 30 million Americans and results in reduced productivity and quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is known to improve physical conditioning and exercise performance in chronic lung diseases such as COPD, however, few studies have examined its benefits in patients with asthma. We aimed to determine the benefits of PR in this population as well as the predictors of completion of therapy. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of data from patients with a… CONTINUE READING

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