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P191 Rehabilitation in elderly females with osteoporosis and impairment in pulmonary function

R. Traistaru; M. Popescu; P. Postolache
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1Univeristy of Medicine and Pharmacy, CRAIOVA

2Titu Maiorescu Univeristy, Bucharest

3University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, IASI, Romania


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A90. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.095
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Introduction: In elderly females with vertebral osteoporosis (VO) and spinal kyphosis is associated some impairment in pulmonary function. Nearly 10% of lung volume (forced vital capacity) is lost for every thoracic vertebral body collapsed. Increasing kyphosis leads to modest, but predictable, declines in forced vital capacity, as well as other measures of pulmonary function .

These females experience complex disability and significant perturbation of quality of life (QOL). First, we assessed the effects of a 8 week complex outpatient rehabilitation program - RP (pharmacotherapy, educational sessions, breathing techniques and respiratory muscle training, multi-modal exercise and psychological support) on exercise tolerance and QOL. Second, we evaluated the relationship between HRQOL measurements, BMD and the BODE index.

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