Pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients with elevated PCO2.

Abstract

Exercise programs are a mainstay of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD. COPD patients with elevated PCO2 are severely impaired and might benefit from rehabilitation more than other patients. However, there is no systematic data to indicate that hypercapnic COPD patients benefit from intensive rehabilitation. Indeed, in patients with hypercapnia, increased… (More)

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