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Nouvelles pistes pour la réhabilitation respiratoire dons la bronchopneumopathie chronique obstructive (BPCO) [New perspectives for respiratory rehabilitation in COPD].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
COPD is associated with some skeletal muscle dysfunction which contributes to a poor exercise tolerance. This dysfunction results from multiple factors: physical inactivity, corticosteroids, smoking, malnutrition, anabolic deficiency, systemic inflammation, hypoxia, oxidative stress. Respiratory rehabilitation is based on exercise training and allows patients with COPD to experience less dyspnoea, and to improve their exercise tolerance and quality of life. Not all patients, however, benefit from rehabilitation. Acknowledging the different factors leading to muscular dysfunction allows one to foresee new avenues to improve efficacy of exercise training in COPD.
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