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In this episode, I provide a brief overview of the history of pulmonary rehabilitation.

I mention several papers in this episode. Several of them are open-access:

  1. Celli BR, Goldstein RS. A historical perspective of pulmonary rehabilitation. In: Clini E, Holland AE, Pitta F, Troosters T, eds. Textbook of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Springer, 2018.
  2. Denison C. Exercise and Food for Pulmonary Invalids. Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Exercise-Pulmonary-Invalids-Classic-Reprint/dp/B008C4AT8E.
  3. Petty TL, Nett LM, Finigan MM, Brink GA, Corsello PR. A comprehensive care program for chronic airway obstruction. Annals of Internal Medicine 1969; 70(6):1109-1120. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/5789505/
  4. Barach AL. A Treatment Manual for Patients with Pulmonary Emphysema. New York, NY: Grune & Stratton, Inc.; 1969.
  5. Hodgkin JE, Balchum OJ, Kass I, Glaser EM, Miller WF, Haas A, Shaw DB, Kimbel P, Petty TL. Chronic obstructive airway diseases. Current concepts in diagnosis and comprehensive care. JAMA 1975; 232:1243–60. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/336862
  1. Butland RJ, Pang J, Gross ER, Woodcock AA, Geddes DM. Two-, six-, and 12-minute walking tests in respiratory disease. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284:1607–8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1498516/
  2. Guyatt GH, Berman LB, Townsend M, Pugsley SO, Chambers LW. A measure of quality of life for clinical trials in chronic lung disease. Thorax 1987; 42:773–8. https://thorax.bmj.com/content/thoraxjnl/42/10/773.full.pdf
  3. Jones PW, Quirk FH, Baveystock CM, Littlejohns P. A self-complete measure of health status for chronic airflow limitation. The St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire. Am Rev Respir Dis 1992 ;145:1321–7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1595997/
  4. Singh SJ, Morgan MD, Scott S, Walters D, Hardman AE. Development of a shuttle walking test of disability in patients with chronic airways obstruction. Thorax 1992; 47:1019–24. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1021093/
  5. Goldstein RS, Gort EH, Stubbing D, Avendano MA, Guyatt GH. Randomised controlled trial of respiratory rehabilitation. Lancet 1994; 344:1394–7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7968075/
  6. Wijkstra PJ, Van Altena R, Kraan J, Otten V, Postma DS, Koeter GH. Quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease improves after rehabilitation at home. Eur Respir J 1994; 7:269–73. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8162979/.
  7. Ries AL, Kaplan RM, Limberg TM, Prewitt LM. Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation on physiologic and psychosocial outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Intern Med 1995; 122:823–32. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7741366/.
  8. Maltais F, LeBlanc P, Simard C, Jobin J, Berube C, Bruneau J, Carrier L, Belleau R. Skeletal muscle adaptation to endurance training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996; 154:442–7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8756820/
  9. Lacasse Y, Goldstein R, Lasserson TJ, Martin S. Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006; Oct 18;(4):CD003793. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17054186/
  10. McCarthy B, Casey D, Devane D, Murphy K, Murphy E, Lacasse Y. Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015; 2:CD003793. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25705944/


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