Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

  • C. Rampulla
  • C. Fracchia
  • N. Ambrosino

Part of the Current Topics in Rehabilitation book series (CURRENT REHAB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Rehabilitation Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. F. Rochester
      Pages 3-14
    3. C. F. Donner, A. Braghiroli, M. Lusuardi
      Pages 15-19
    4. H. Folgering, R. Dekhuijzen, N. Cox, C. van Herwaarden
      Pages 21-35
    5. R. S. Goldstein, E. H. Gort
      Pages 37-46
  3. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. C. Rampulla, N. Ambrosino, C. Fracchia, R. Corsico
      Pages 49-53
    3. J. W. Fitting
      Pages 55-61
    4. A. G. Stewart, P. Howard
      Pages 63-70
    5. R. Tramarin, A. Torbicki, G. Forni, M. Franchini
      Pages 79-91
  4. Respiratory Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. L. Appendini, A. Rossi
      Pages 95-104
    3. S. Zanaboni, S. Zaccaria, E. Zaccaria, L. Appendini, C. F. Donner
      Pages 135-141
    4. N. Dardes, M. A. Re, L. Pellicciotti, L. Russo, S. Vulterini
      Pages 143-149
    5. N. Ambrosino, C. Fracchia, C. Rampulla, R. Corsico
      Pages 151-158
    6. P. Cerretelli, M. Meyer, B. Grassi, M. Rieu, C. Cabrol, C. Marconi
      Pages 159-169
    7. J. Milic-Emili
      Pages 171-174
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-178

About this book


Respiratory rehabilitation can be defined as long term evaluation and therapy. This definition has evolved considerably from earlier and more restrictive attempts to delineate the discipline. Currently, respiratory rehabilitation involves evaluation techniques and treatment strategies which utilize the benefits gained from exercises, but without being limited to it. Respiratory muscle training, non-invasive mechanical ventilation, bronchodilator drugs, and metabolic balance and maintenance of nutrition are just a few of the topics covered in this book. The editors have organized the text to provide an updated review of the topic and indicate many areas in need of development and exploration in the years ahead. The information provided is easily accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, including clinicians, researchers, pharmacologists, technicians and therapists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. Rampulla
    • 1
  • C. Fracchia
    • 1
  • N. Ambrosino
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary Disease, Clinica del Lavoro Foundation, Institute of Care and ResearchMedical Center of RehabilitationMontescano, PaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3781-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3779-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2093
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