Pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, respiratory failure and palliative respiratory care

Thorax. 2019 Jul;74(7):693-699. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212044. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


The CIRO Academy in Horn (the Netherlands) organised a 2-day meeting to present and discuss the studies published in 2017 pertaining to key priority areas of respiratory and critical care medicine. This review summarises studies focussing on pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise training, physical activity, chronic respiratory failure and palliative respiratory care published in 2017.

Keywords: exercise; long-term oxygen therapy; palliative care; pulmonary rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Exercise Therapy / methods
  • Home Care Services, Hospital-Based
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / therapy
  • Nutrition Therapy / methods
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods
  • Palliative Care / methods*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / rehabilitation*
  • Respiratory Therapy / methods*