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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-7

Pulmonary rehabilitation: A regional perspective evidenced-based review


1 College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Respiratory Services, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed S Al Moamary
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, P.O. Box 84252, Riyadh 11671
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.124408

PMID: 24551010

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Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an integral component of the comprehensive management plan of patients with chronic lung diseases by addressing their functional and psychological deficits. PR is generally recommended to symptomatic patients with chronic lung diseases who develop shortness of breath on their own pace at level ground while receiving optimum therapy. From a regional perspective, this review covers the description of a PR program, its establishment and outcome assessment.


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