Predictors of benefit following pulmonary rehabilitation for interstitial lung disease.

@article{Holland2012PredictorsOB,
  title={Predictors of benefit following pulmonary rehabilitation for interstitial lung disease.},
  author={Anne E Holland and Catherine Jane Hill and Ian N Glaspole and Nicole Soo Leng Goh and Christine F. McDonald},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={429-35}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation improves functional capacity and symptoms in the interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), however there is marked variation in outcomes between individuals. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of the aetiology and severity of ILD on response to pulmonary rehabilitation. METHODS Forty-four subjects with ILD, including 25 with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), underwent eight weeks of pulmonary rehabilitation. Relationships between disease… CONTINUE READING