Pulmonary rehabilitation is successful for COPD irrespective of MRC dyspnoea grade.

@article{Evans2009PulmonaryRI,
  title={Pulmonary rehabilitation is successful for COPD irrespective of MRC dyspnoea grade.},
  author={Rachael A Evans and Sally J. Singh and Rachelle Collier and Johanna E A Williams and Mike D Morgan},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 7},
  pages={1070-5}
}
BACKGROUND It is not clear whether the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) apply equally to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with different levels of starting disability. We have therefore investigated the effect of pulmonary rehabilitation stratified by the MRC dyspnoea scale in patients with COPD. METHODS This is a retrospective, observational study of data collected from 450 consecutive patients with COPD attending outpatient PR: 247 male, mean (SD) age 69.5… CONTINUE READING

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