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2nd Edition

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

ISBN 9781138498815
Published July 2, 2020 by CRC Press
518 Pages - 58 Color & 110 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pulmonary rehabilitation programmes are a fundamental part of the clinical management of patients with chronic respiratory diseases. This comprehensive reference book places pulmonary rehabilitation within the wider framework of respiratory disease. Now in six parts, it includes new sections on the development of PR as a discipline, global perspectives on quality control, new chapters on early PR post exacerbation and personalized rehabilitation, innovative approaches to exercise, PR in interstitial lung disease and lung transplantation, and the latest research into the application of music, dance and yoga.

Key Features

  • Global contributions compare practice around the world where differences have developed.
  • New six Part structure covers new approaches to exercise testing, interstitial lung diseases and other diseases, and add-on interventions drawing on new technologies.
  • Contains recommendations of the large collaborative ERS/ATS task forces on guidelines for PR as well as suggested policies for its implementation and use.
  • Covers the important topic of balance impairment as a focus of rehabilitation for the at-risk patient and a new chapter on monitoring physical activity.
  • The voices of patients and caregivers describe the impact of chronic respiratory disease on their lives.

Table of Contents

Part 1.  The Foundation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    1. A Framework for Medical Rehabilitation: Restoring function and improving quality of life
    2. Julia Warden and Mark Bayley

    3. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Development of a Scientific Discipline
    4. Linda Nici and Roger Goldstein

    5. Key concepts in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    6. F.V.C. Machado, F.M.E. Franssen, and M.A. Spruit

    7. Enhancing Use and Delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    8. Emily Hume, Carolyn L. Rochester and Ioannis Vogiatzis

    9. Pathophysiological basis, evaluation and rationale of exercise training
    10. Pierantonio Laveneziana and Paolo Palange

    11. Education: realising the potential for learning in pulmonary rehabilitation
    12. F.C. Blackstock and S.C. Lareau

    13. Self-management
    14. Jean Bourbeau and Tanja W. Effing

    15. Dual Therapy: Pharmacologic Management in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    16. J. Michael Nicholson and Richard Casaburi

      Part 2.  Evaluation and Management

    17. Respiratory muscle function in rehabilitation
    18. Thierry Troosters, Michael I Polkey and Rik Gosselink

    19. Peripheral Muscles
    20. Luis Puente-Maestu, François Maltais, André Nyberg and Didier Saey

    21. Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease
    22. Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes

    23. Dyspnoea
    24. Pierantonio Laveneziana and Donald A. Mahler

    25. Nutritional management in pulmonary rehabilitation
    26. Rosanne J.H.C.G. Beijers, Emiel F.M. Wouters and Annemie M.W.J. Schols

    27. Balance Impairment
    28. Marla Beauchamp

    29. Monitoring of physical activity
    30. Heleen Demeyer, Thierry Troosters and Henrik Watz

    31. Monitoring Health Status
    32. Claire M. Nolan, William D-C. Man and Richard L. ZuWallack

      Part 3.  How, Who and Where?

    33. Establishing a pulmonary rehabilitation programme
    34. M D L Morgan and S J Singh

    35. Quality control
    36. Michael Steiner, Chris Garvey, Sally Singh and Gerene Bauldoff

    37. The Ideal Candidate
    38. Francesca de Blasio, Rafael Mesquita and Enrico Clini

    39. The Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Team
    40. João Carlos Winck

    41. Modalities of Exercise Training
    42. Matthew Armstrong, Rebecca Crouch and Ioannis Vogiatzis

    43. Physiotherapy and airway clearance
    44. Miguel R. Gonçalves and Amanda J Piper

    45. Smoking Cessation
    46. Francesco Pistelli, Stefania Brogi and Laura Carrozzi

    47. Early rehabilitation following exacerbation of COPD
    48. William D-C. Man, Claire M. Nolan and Milo A. Puhan



    49. Personalized Rehabilitation
    50. Nicolino Ambrosino and Annia Schreiber

    51. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Primary Care
    52. Jonathan Raskin

    53. Home Rehabilitation
    54. Sally Singh and Linzy Houchen-Wolloff

    55. Tele-rehabilitation
    56. Michele Vitacca and Michael K. Stickland

    57. Living with chronic lung disease: the experience and needs of patients and caregivers
    58. Alda Marques and Roger Goldstein


      Part 4.  New Approaches to Exercise Training

    59. Partitioned Aerobic Exercise Training of Ventilatory Limited Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease
    60. Thomas E. Dolmage and Roger S Goldstein

    61. Whole body vibration
    62. Rainer Gloeckl

    63. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
    64. Matthew Maddocks and Isabelle Vivodtzev

    65. A Role For Water-Based Rehabilitation
    66. Renae J McNamara and Jennifer A Alison

    67. Sedentarism and light intensity physical activity in COPD
    68. Kylie Hill, Zoe McKeough and Daniel F. Gucciardi

      Part 5.  Diseases Other than COPD

    69. The Multi-morbidity Patient
    70. Roberto Tonelli, Ernesto Crisafulli, Stefania Costi and Enrico Clini

    71. Is there any Role for Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Asthma?
    72. Elisabetta Zampogna, Martina Zappa, Antonio Spanevello and Dina Visca

    73. Neuromuscular diseases
    74. Miguel R. Gonçalves and John R. Bach

    75. Interstitial Lung Diseases
    76. Nicolino Ambrosino

    77. Management of Suppurative Lung Diseases
    78. John Michael Nicholson, Roger Goldstein and Dmitry Rozenberg

    79. Rehabilitation In The Intensive Care Unit
    80. Piero Ceriana and Nicolino Ambrosino

    81. Chronic Respiratory Failure
    82. João Carlos Winck

    83. Lung transplantation
    84. Daniel Langer

    85. Lung Volume Reduction-Old and New Approaches
    86. Nathaniel Marchetti and Gerard Criner

      Part 6.  Add-on Interventions

    87. Supplemental Oxygen and Heliox
    88. Paolo Palange and Richard Casaburi

    89. Non-invasive Ventilation During Exercise Training
    90. Nicolino Ambrosino and Lara Pisani

    91. COPD patients requiring acute or long term mechanical ventilation
    92. Marieke L. Duiverman and Dr. Peter J.Wijkstra

    93. More Tools in the Toolbox
    94. Annemarie L Lee and Dina Brooks

    95. Palliative Care and End of Life
    96. Michele Vitacca and Nicolino Ambrosino

    97. Economical evaluation
    98. Roberto W Dal Negro and Claudio F. Donner

    99. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Integrated Care of the Chronic Respiratory Patient

Linda Nici and Richard ZuWallack

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Claudio F. Donner

He is Medical Director of Mondo Medico, Multidisciplinary and Rehabilitation Clinic, Borgomanero (NO),Italy. From 1985 to 2006 he was Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Disease, Scientific Institute of Veruno, “Salvatore Maugeri" Foundation. From 1999 to 2001 he was Director of the Department of Pulmonary Rehabilitative Medicine of the "Salvatore Maugeri" Foundation throughout Italy.

He was President (1995-1997) of the Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists (AIPO).

He was President (2003-2012), of the Italian Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Disease (AIMAR), and he was from 2006 to 2012 CEO of the non-profit Italian Foundation “Health, Breath & Environment” (FISAR). From September 2013 he is president of the non-profit Italian Foundation” World of Breath,  Study Centre for Respiratory Diseases”

Previous Head of the ERS Clinical Assembly (1996-1998), he was Secretary General of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) for the period 1998-2004, and member of the Council of the European Lung Foundation (ELF) (2000-2004); he was a member of the ELF Assembly. He was President (2002-2006) of the Pneumology Section & Board of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and Representative of Specialty Sections & Boards on the UEMS Management Council (2004-2006).
He was International Governor of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Italian Chapter for the term 2009 to 2012.
From 2009 to 2012 he was  member of the Executive Committee of the initiative GARD-Italia of the Italian Ministry of Health, under the umbrella of the WHO . From March 2015 is on the Agenas (National Agency for Health Services) register of  Experts and Collaborators, thematic area number 4 : Clinics /Organisation/Epidemiology/ Social  Works,

He is past Editor-in-chief of the scientific Journal "Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease" (1993-2002) and  Associate Editor from august 2017 , past Editor of the ERS publications "European Respiratory Topic" (1997-1998), ERS Newsletter (2002-2004) and “The Buyers’ Guide to Respiratory Care Products” (2003-2004) and  past Co-Editor (1990-2004) of the Italian Review of Respiratory Disease ,Official Journal of AIPO
He was Editor in Chief (2004-2010) of the “American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Italian Translation of Selected Articles”.
From 2005 he is Associate Editor of Respiratory Medicine and is Member of the Editorial Board of Respiratory Medicine Case Reports from January 2016 He was Co-Editor of “Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine”, official scientific journal of AIMAR, from 2006 to 2016 

He had teaching responsibilities in the Schools of Medicine of Turin and Novara.

He received the following awards:
- 2003, the Medal “Jan Rudnik in Memoriam”,Diplom n. 24,for the important  contribution made to contemporary pulmonary medicine. Institute for TBC and Lung Diseases, Poland.
- 2003 a Certificate of Appreciation by the Japanese Respiratory Society for his great contribution to the progress and development of study on respirology
- 2012 the “Pioneer Award” by the Assembly Pulmonary Rehabilitation of the American Thoracic Society.
- 2014  Fellowship of the ERS (FERS)” by the European Respiratory Society , the widest respiratory scientific association , in recognition of the excellence in scientific and or educational contributions to respiratory medicine over many years.
- 2015  a special recognition for his activity by the Associazione Italiana Pneumologi Ospedalieri (AIPO) , the widest italian association in Pulmonary Medicine, on the occasion of the“30 years of AIPO”

Claudio F. Donner is author of several textbooks, at both national and international level, and of numerous original scientific papers (208 indexed in Medline) on a wide range of topics including pathophysiologic mechanisms of exercise and CO2 retention, follow-up of chronic respiratory failure (CRF), lung mechanics in critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation, COPD genetics, sleep respiratory disorders, and QoL in patients with CRF.

Dr Nicolino Ambrosino
Nicolino Ambrosino (FERS) is specialist in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Physiokinesitherapy and Occupational Medicine. He is Research Consultant Istituti Clinici Maugeri, Pavia, Italy. He is also Chief Editor of Pulmonology. Formerly he has been Research and Clinical Department Director, of Auxilium Vitae, Rehabilitation Center Volterra, Director of Pulmonary and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Cardio-Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa and Director of Pulmonary Division and Intermediate Intensive Care, S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Gussago.  He has been also appointed professor at several Italian Universities
He is one of the earliest contributors to the development of the use of Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation techniques in acute and chronic respiratory failure, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Intensive Care Units. His research activity has been devoted to Respiratory Critical Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Respiratory Care.
Among the received awards, ERS Educational,  ATS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly, ERS Assembly 2 Lifetime Achievement,  “Livorno Oscar” .

Roger Goldstein

Roger Goldstein FRCP (C), FRCP (UK) is a Professor of Medicine and Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. He held the founding National Sanitarium Association’s Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitation Research (2002-2019).  He is a Senior Scientist and heads the Respiratory Division at West Park Healthcare Centre, which specializes in the management of chronic respiratory conditions.  Together with Dr. Dina Brooks, he co-leads the post-graduate respiratory research program at West Park, which has welcomed fellows from Canada and around the world. He was the founding scientific chair of the 1st Canadian Respiratory Conference. He has made numerous presentations and has published > 200 articles in his field of research. He co-edited the first edition of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2005 and is the co-editor of the current 2nd Edition.