In metropolitan areas 72.8% of Medicare beneficiaries with COPD had a pulmonary rehab center within 10 miles, compared with 38.2% in micropolitan and 17.1% in small town and rural areas.
Category: Pulmonary Rehab
A new study reveals that greater lung and heart health may contribute to improved memory recall and cognitive capabilities.Read More
Extra exercise has been linked to reduced compulsions to reach for a cigarette in people who suffer from depression.Read More
A new ambulatory noninvasive ventilation device is proving effective at increasing exercise tolerance for patients with COPD, an important factor for improving patient outcomes and quality of life.Read More
The five-repetition sit-to-stand test (5STS) is reliable, valid and responsive in patients with COPD, providing a more practical alternative to tests such as the 6-minute walk test and others., according to U.K. researchers.Read More
Physical inactivity in COPD patients appears to predict poor outcome, including more frequent hospitalization, according to researchers. The study found the relationship remains true even when accounting for other contributing factors.Read More