pulmonary rehabilitation


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chest phys·ic·al ther·a·py

(CPT) (chestfiz'i-kăl thār'ă-pē)
A type of respiratory care performed to promote coughing and the removal of lung secretions through percussion (clapping) and vibration on the affected areas, postural drainage, and breathing exercises; usually contraindicated in persons with bleeding abnormalities, anticoagulant therapy, chest and/or head/neck trauma, recent myocardial infarctions, or pacemaker insertion.
Synonym(s): chest physiotherapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary toileting.

pulmonary rehabilitation

A structured program of activity, progressive breathing and conditioning exercises, and patient education designed to return patients with pulmonary disease to maximum function.
See also: rehabilitation
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Improving dyspnea and increasing exercise endurance should therefore be a key goal for COPD management, which should encompass both nonpharmacologic interventions, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, and pharmacologic interventions, such as use of bronchodilator therapy.
40 patients were given pulmonary rehabilitation along with the usual pharmacological therapy they are on.
Self-management has been found to be an integral part of pulmonary rehabilitation in the treatment of COPD clients (Paz-Diaz et al.
9 Pulmonary rehabilitation programme is a part of the treatment of COPD with the goal of the patients' access to optimum level of independence by making them aware about the disease, its symptoms and treatment so that they may actively participate in their own care.
9), (10) As well, a recent systematic review identified that transportation difficulties and lack of perceived benefit from rehabilitation were barriers to attendance at pulmonary rehabilitation programs, while depression and current smoking were barriers to the completion of pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Holland AE and Hill AJ (2011) New horizons for pulmonary rehabilitation.
American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
His many achievements include developing a screening service for tuberculosis, setting up a specialist nursing service including home visits for patients on oxygen and he started up a pulmonary rehabilitation service in1993, before the service became available nationally.
All components of the BODE index are routinely collected during a pulmonary rehabilitation assessment and calculation of the BODE score is quick and easy in this setting.
I am also able to refer patients to an exercise class called Pulmonary Rehabilitation, as this will help improve their exercise tolerance, enabling them to do a little more exercise.
Pulmonary rehabilitation in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB MDR): a case report