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Latest Pulmonary rehabilitation Stories

2012-05-21 09:52:02

There is a very high prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis among male patients with pulmonary disease, according to a new study from researchers in California. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," said Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans Administration Loma Linda Healthcare System. "The high prevalence of bone disease we found in male...

2011-10-06 10:23:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data released with the 2010 Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) shows that more than 60% of the people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience shortness of breath so severe that it affects their quality of life. COPD is caused by airflow blockage and damaged lung tissue, and it includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. People living with...

2011-08-02 12:17:40

COPD is 3rd leading cause of death in the US and 4th leading cause of death worldwide The American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society (ERS) today released a joint clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and treating stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. ACP convened the four organizations, which represent more than...

2011-05-17 13:16:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to increase physical activity on a day-to-day basis when exercises classes are combined with a confidence-building program, according to researchers from Michigan and Illinois. Those improvements, however, are only short-term and patients return to their original levels of activity once the confidence-building program ends, the study found. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International...

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2011-05-17 09:26:05

According to a new study conducted by researchers in Connecticut, the Wii Fitâ“ž¢ offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout "“ and one that, because it is enjoyable, patients are more likely to use. "Our study showed that COPD patients exercised at a relatively high percent of their maximum during three to five minutes of specified Wii Fitâ“ž¢exercises, indicating the...

2011-05-16 20:52:17

A miniature, easy-to-carry ventilation system with a simple nasal mask may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) become more active, according to research conducted at medical centers in California and Utah. The compact design offers an attractive alternative to currently available larger, less comfortableventilators and masks. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "The results from this study suggest that...

2011-05-16 15:12:31

Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Belgium. The study results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "Our study shows that high doses of vitamin D supplementation on top of a standard rehabilitation program improve the outcome in terms of exercise capacity and respiratory muscle strength," said Miek...

2011-05-16 06:59:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Wii Fit can offer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout, and is more likely to be used because it's enjoyable, according to a study. "Our study showed that COPD patients exercised at a relatively high percent of their maximum during three to five minutes of specified Wii Fit exercises, indicating the Wii Fit may be a reasonable home-based exercise regimen for COPD patients," Jeffery Albores, MD, Internal Medicine Resident,...

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2010-12-29 10:41:35

Pulmonary rehab patients report increased well-being when interior plants introduced Could a plant "intervention" improve the well-being of patients in a difficult rehab process? Scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Sweden's Uppsala University investigated this question in a recent study of 436 coronary and pulmonary patients at a Norwegian rehabilitation center. The results were published in HortScience. Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Grete Grindal Patil,...

2010-10-27 11:15:00

Inaugural IPF Summit: From Bench to Bedside to be held in Chicago, IL December 1-3, 2011 in Partnership with National Jewish Health and France Foundation CHICAGO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that it is establishing a national scientific conference for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) physicians and patients beginning in 2011. IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, will be held at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL...