COMPORTAMENTO FUNZIONALE DI SOGGETTI CON GRAVE INSUFFICIENZA RESPIRATORIA ED IPERTENSIONE POLMONARE SOTTOPOSTI A FISIOKINESITERAPIA

Translated title of the contribution: Functional behaviour of patients affected by severe respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension treated by the means of physiokinesis

E. Guffanti, M. Meregalli, A. Vaccarella

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Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become a major public-health problem ranking second only to coronary artery disease in causing disability of individuals aged more than 40 years. Rehabilitative results generally improve the patient's comfort. When associated with severe pulmonary hypertensiona dn chronic cor pulmonale, there is no indication, in current opinion, te rehabilitative management of COPD. Few reports, in fact have been found about the rehabilitation of patients affected by chronic cor pulmonate and heart congestive failure. The aim of this report is to discuss the results of rehabilitative management in a group of patients affected by clinical findings of severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to COPD and chronic congestive heart failure. Nineteen patients were functionally evaluated (body-plethysmographic, hemogasanalytic and non-invasive policardiographic features) in control conditions, after medical and rehabilitative management. The results of the study have shown that rehabilitative management induced: significant improvement of some spirometric and hemogasanalytic parameters (FEV(inf I), VC, RV, paO 2 = p2% = p

Translated title of the contributionFunctional behaviour of patients affected by severe respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension treated by the means of physiokinesis
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationGiornale Italiano della Malattie del Torace
Pages81-88
Number of pages8
Volume35
Edition2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Guffanti, E., Meregalli, M., & Vaccarella, A. (1981). COMPORTAMENTO FUNZIONALE DI SOGGETTI CON GRAVE INSUFFICIENZA RESPIRATORIA ED IPERTENSIONE POLMONARE SOTTOPOSTI A FISIOKINESITERAPIA. In Giornale Italiano della Malattie del Torace (2 ed., Vol. 35, pp. 81-88)