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Title: Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease Other than Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Exercise and Physical Activity Interventions in Cystic Fibrosis and Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis
Authors: BURTIN, Chris
Hebestreit, Helge
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: KARGER
Citation: RESPIRATION, 89 (3), p. 181-189
Abstract: A relevant proportion of children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) have a marked decrease in exercise tolerance, which can be partly related to impaired muscle function and decreased physical activity levels in daily life, in addition to lung disease. Preliminary findings suggest that patients with non-CF bronchiectasis face the same problems. These patients might be excellent candidates for exercise and physical activity interventions. This review elaborates on the rationale for exercise training and activity behaviour changes and summarizes the existing evidence for these rehabilitation strategies in patients with bronchiectasis, both CF and non-CF bronchiectasis. Furthermore, practical considerations and safety aspects are discussed. (C) 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel
Notes: Chris Burtin Rehabilitation Research Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Hasselt University Agoralaan Building A, BE–3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium) E-Mail chris.burtin @ uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18792
DOI: 10.1159/000375170
ISI #: 000351355200003
ISSN: 0025-7931
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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