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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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SIVORI, Martin et al. Recomendaciones en rehabilitación respiratoria 2018: Sección Rehabilitación Respiratoria Asociación Argentina Medicina Respiratoria. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.3, pp.211-232. ISSN 1852-236X.

Respiratory Rehabilitation (RR) is indicated in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases to reduce exacerbations and hospitalizations, and to improve symptoms, exercise tolerance and quality of life. Members of RR Section of the Asociación Argentina de Medicina Respiratoria, joined to review critical issues and controversies by an evidence-based system (GRADE). Ten questions were elected.213 Results: RR must be indicated in GOLD 1 COPD (1C). Adherence in RR is critical and related to benefits (1C). Physical activity must be evaluated and stimulated (1B). RR implemented after one month of COPD exacerbation hospitalization, reduces symptoms and exacerbations and improves quality of life(1B). RR is indicated in some no-COPD chronic respiratory diseases (1B). Special training strategies must be used in undernourished (3B) and obeses patients (3C). Exercise tests, dyspnea and quality of life questionnaires must be used to evaluate patients (1A). Health trainer is an original strategy to reduce hospitalizations and improve quality of life (2C). Comorbilities impacts on RR outcomes (3B). RR reduces mortality (1B) and ansiety-depression (2B). Domiciliary RR is efective (1A). RR is a key component of chronic pulmonary diseases treatment. Based in new scientific evidence, local recomendations have been done regarding to improve access in our country.

Keywords : Respiratory rehabilitation; COPD; Guideline; Recommendations.

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