Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory insufficiency. 6. Travel for technology-dependent patients with respiratory disease.

@article{Smeets1994PulmonaryRI,
  title={Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory insufficiency. 6. Travel for technology-dependent patients with respiratory disease.},
  author={F Smeets},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={77-81}
}
  • F Smeets
  • Published 1994 in Thorax
Before becoming disabled by lung disease most patients have lived a normal family, social, and professional life. While the disease progresses slowly the patient manages a "normal life" characterised by the slower pace of daily activities, the material constraints of medical treatment, the precautions necessary to cope with transportation, the practical need to rearrange living space, and the ever present signs of the disease namely cough, expectoration, and dyspnoea on minimal physical… CONTINUE READING