Variables related to increased mortality following out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation.

@article{Gerardi1996VariablesRT,
  title={Variables related to increased mortality following out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation.},
  author={Daniel A Gerardi and Lisetta Lovett and M L Benoit-Connors and Jane Z Reardon and Richard L Zuwallack},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={431-5}
}
Although patients with advanced pulmonary diseases have significant improvement in exercise ability and functional status following comprehensive out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation (OPR), their long-term prognosis once they have reached this stage of their diseases remains poor. To further evaluate predictors of increased mortality in these patients, we related patient characteristics and short-term outcome obtained during OPR assessment of 158 patients to subsequent survival. The time period… CONTINUE READING

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