Pulmonary rehabilitation and severe exacerbations of COPD: solution or white elephant?

@inproceedings{Man2015PulmonaryRA,
  title={Pulmonary rehabilitation and severe exacerbations of COPD: solution or white elephant?},
  author={William D-C Man and Milo Alan Puhan and Samantha L Harrison and Rachel E. Jordan and Jennifer Kathleen Quint and Sally J. Singh},
  booktitle={ERJ open research},
  year={2015}
}
Hospitalisations for severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are associated with significant physical and psychological consequences including an increase in symptom severity, severe reductions in physical activity, a deleterious effect on skeletal muscle, impaired exercise tolerance/ability to self-care, decline in quality of life, and increased anxiety and depression. As these consequences are potentially amenable to exercise training, there is a clear rationale for… CONTINUE READING
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