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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Pulmonary Rehabilitation |

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients With Parkinson Disease

Giuseppe Fiorentino, PhD; Anna Annunziata, PhD; Rosa Cauteruccio, PhD; Gianfranco Scotto di Frega, PhD; Mariantonietta Mazza, PhD; Antonella Marotta, PhD; Anna Michela Gaeta, PhD; Ilernando Meoli, PhD
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Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A488. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.509
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: To evaluate the presence of dyspnea in patients affected by parkinson’s disease. To evaluate the improvement of the symptoms in patients who carried rehabilitation

METHODS: we evaluated 25 consecutive patients with parkinson’s disease, stage up to 2.5, according to Hoehn and Yahr modified. Patients performed sitting and supine spirometry, MIP, MEP, SNIFF, modified MRC questionnaire. It was proposed rehabilitation treatment with breathing exercises, inspiratory and expiratory muscle training. The training of the upper and lower limbs was performed in cycle-ergometer and treadmill. The patients were re-evaluated at 15 days of treatment and at the end of the cycle.

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