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Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves clinical features and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2015
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Title
Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves clinical features and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s76216
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Dirceu Costa, Eloisa Sanches Pereira do Nascimento, Luciana Maria Sampaio Malosa, Fabiana Sobral Peixoto Souza, Fernanda Dultra Dias, Evelim Leal Freitas Dantas Gomes, Flavia Regina Greiffo, Ana Paula Ligeiro de Oliveira, Roberto Stirbulov, Rodolfo Paula Vieira

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease characterized by chronic airflow limitation that leads beyond the pulmonary changes to important systemic effects. COPD is characterized by pulmonary and systemic inflammation. However, increases in the levels of inflammatory cytokines in plasma are found even when the disease is stable. Pulmonary rehabilitation improves physical exercise capacity and quality of life and decreases dyspnea. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation (HBPR) program improves exercise tolerance in COPD patients, as well as health-related quality of life and systemic inflammation. This prospective study was conducted at the Laboratory of Functional Respiratory Evaluation, Nove de Julho University, São Paulo, Brazil. After anamnesis, patients were subjected to evaluations of health-related quality of life and dyspnea, spirometry, respiratory muscle strength, upper limbs incremental test, incremental shuttle walk test, and blood test for quantification of systemic inflammatory markers (interleukin [IL]-6 and IL-8). At the end of the evaluations, patients received a booklet containing the physical exercises to be performed at home, three times per week for 8 consecutive weeks. Around 25 patients were enrolled, and 14 completed the pre- and post-HBPR ratings. There was a significant increase in the walked distance and the maximal inspiratory pressure, improvements on two components from the health-related quality-of-life questionnaire, and a decrease in plasma IL-8 levels after the intervention. The HBPR is an important and viable alternative to pulmonary rehabilitation for the treatment of patients with COPD; it improves exercise tolerance, inspiratory muscle strength, quality of life, and systemic inflammation in COPD patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 151 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 20%
Student > Bachelor 19 13%
Researcher 11 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 42 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 17%
Sports and Recreations 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 3%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 52 34%

Attention Score in Context

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#13,211,287
of 16,623,170 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#1,552
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#161,679
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#13
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