Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

  title={Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Osamu Nishiyama and Yasuhiro Kondoh and Tomoki Kimura and Keisuke Kato and Kensuke Kataoka and Tomoya Ogawa and Fumiko Watanabe and Shinichi Arizono and Koichi Nishimura and Hiroyuki Taniguchi},
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although pulmonary rehabilitation is effective for patients with COPD, its efficacy in patients with IPF is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in IPF. METHODS Thirty patients diagnosed with IPF, according to the consensus statement, were randomly assigned to the rehabilitation group or the control group. The pulmonary rehabilitation mainly consisted of a 10-week programme of exercise training. Pulmonary function… CONTINUE READING
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