|Team Leader: Dr Michael Burr||Date of completion: 8/9/97|
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|The Statements||The Evidence|
and smoking cessation should be a key focus of future initiatives aimed at
controlling this diseaseii.
|i. Peto R, Lopez AD, Boreham J, Thun M,
Heath C. Jr; Imperial Cancer Research Fund: World Health Organisation. Mortality from
smoking in developed countries 1950-2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
(Type IV evidence - statistical information);
ii. Fiel BS. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mortality and mortality reduction. Drugs 1996; 52 (Suppl. 2): 55-61
(Type IV evidence - statistical information)
|9b. Pulmonary rehabilitation is of
benefit to many patients in that it improves exercise tolerance and quality of life, at
least in the short term i.
(Health gain notation - 1 "beneficial")
caveat: A longer term study is under way ii.
|i. Lacasse Y, Wong E, Guyatt GH, King D,
Cook DJ, Goldstein RS. Meta-analysis of respiratory rehabilitation in chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. Lancet 1996; 348: 1115-1119.
(Type I evidence - meta-analysis);
ii. Griffiths, Burr and Campbell. Ongoing Study. Contact Dr I Campbell (see contributors)
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