Pulmonary rehabilitation and non-pharmacological management strategies for interstitial lung diseases
The changing role of pulmonary rehabilitation in interstitial lung diseases.
Aims : To disseminate latest scientific advances in pulmonary rehabilitation and non-pharmacological management strategies for patients suffering from diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs), updated to the improved outcomes and survival, and to the efficacy of pharmacological treatments and transplantation strategies; to present an analysis of the physiological basis of exercise training effectiveness, by defining the most appropriate outcome measures to evaluate the efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in these subjects; to address the most relevant non-pharmacological interventions (i.e.: oxygen therapy, dyspnoea and cough management, acute care of exacerbations, and pallliation) aimed to minimise the impact of DPLDs on patients, families and carers; to provide practical recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach to the patients suffering from DPLDs.
Target audience :
Adult pulmonologist/Clinician, Clinical researcher, General practitioner, Respiratory therapist, Medical Student, Nurse, Patient, Physician in Pulmonary Training, Physiologist, Radiologist, Respiratory critical care physician, Respiratory physiotherapist, Journalist, Thoracic surgeon
Palliative care, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Transplantation