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• Part 1. The Foundation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
1. A Framework for Medical Rehabilitation: Restoring function and improving quality of life
2. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Development of a Scientific Discipline
3. Key concepts in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
4. Enhancing Use and Delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
5. Pathophysiological basis, evaluation and rationale of exercise training
6. Education: realising the potential for learning in pulmonary rehabilitation
7. Self-management
8. Dual Therapy: Pharmacologic Management in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
• Part 2. Evaluation and Management
9. Respiratory muscle function in rehabilitation
10. Peripheral Muscles
11. Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease
12. Dyspnoea
13. Nutritional management in pulmonary rehabilitation
14. Balance Impairment
15. Monitoring of physical activity
16. Monitoring Health Status
• Part 3. How, Who and Where?
17. Establishing a pulmonary rehabilitation programme
18. Quality control
19. The Ideal Candidate
20. The Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Team
21. Modalities of Exercise Training
22. Physiotherapy and airway clearance
23. Smoking Cessation
24. Early rehabilitation following exacerbation of COPD
25. Personalized Rehabilitation
26. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Primary Care
27. Home Rehabilitation
28. Tele-rehabilitation
29. Living with chronic lung disease: the experience and needs of patients and caregivers
• Part 4. New Approaches to Exercise Training
30. Partitioned Aerobic Exercise Training of Ventilatory Limited Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease
31. Whole body vibration
32. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
33. A Role For Water-Based Rehabilitation
34. Sedentarism and light intensity physical activity in COPD
• Part 5. Diseases Other than COPD
35. The Multi-morbidity Patient
36. Is there any Role for Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Asthma?
37. Neuromuscular diseases
38. Interstitial Lung Diseases
39. Management of Suppurative Lung Diseases
40. Rehabilitation In The Intensive Care Unit
41. Chronic Respiratory Failure
42. Lung transplantation
43. Lung Volume Reduction-Old and New Approaches
• Part 6. Add-on Interventions
44. Supplemental Oxygen and Heliox
45. Non-invasive Ventilation During Exercise Training
46. COPD patients requiring acute or long term mechanical ventilation
47. More Tools in the Toolbox
48. Palliative Care and End of Life
49. Economical evaluation
50. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Integrated Care of the Chronic Respiratory Patient

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.

• 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.