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Add-on interventions during pulmonary rehabilitation

Journal article
Authors Lowie E G W Vanfleteren
R. Gloeckl
Published in Respirology
Volume 24
Issue 9
Pages 899-908
ISSN 1323-7799
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Medicine
Pages 899-908
Language en
Keywords chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, personalized medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory, whole-body vibration, nasal high-flow, neuromuscular, electrical-stimulation, human skeletal-muscle, noninvasive ventilation, exercise tolerance, severe copd, disease, oxygen, pressure, Respiratory System
Subject categories Clinical Medicine


Both pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are generic terms and it increasingly becomes clear that rehabilitation programmes need to be tailored to the complexity and circumstances of the individual patient. Indeed, PR is described as a comprehensive, individualized intervention based on thorough assessment of identifiable treatable traits. The current review summarizes ongoing developments regarding additional interventions and tools to facilitate PR and improve outcomes in patients with a chronic respiratory disease.

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