© 1991

Chronic Pulmonary Hyperinflation

  • A. Grassino
  • C. Rampulla
  • N. Ambrosino
  • C. Fracchia
Conference proceedings

Part of the Current Topics in Rehabilitation book series (CURRENT REHAB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Basic Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Paoletti, G. Viegi, G. Carmignani, L. Carrozzi, U. Mammini, L. Landucci et al.
      Pages 3-9
    3. M. Saetta, L. M. Fabbri, A. Papi, A. Ciaccia
      Pages 11-18
    4. S. M. Pritchard, J. C. Waterhouse, P. Howard
      Pages 19-26
    5. C. Tardif, G. Bonmarchand, B. Orcel, J. P. Derenne
      Pages 27-31
    6. F. Cibella, P. Pipitone, C. Macaluso, V. Bellia, G. Bonsignore
      Pages 33-39
    7. D. Dreyfuss, G. Saumon
      Pages 41-46
    8. R. Torchio, C. Gulotta, G. Sera, D. Boaro, A. Tosadori, C. Banaudi
      Pages 47-53
  3. Physiopathological Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. P. Agostoni, E. Doria, M. Pepi, G. Tamborini
      Pages 67-73
    3. A. Torbicki, N. Ambrosino, C. Fracchia, R. Tramarin, M. Pozzoli, C. Rampulla
      Pages 101-109
    4. E. Fiaccadori, E. Coffrini, P. Vitali, N. Ronda, A. Guariglia, C. Fracchia et al.
      Pages 111-117
    5. J. W. Fitting
      Pages 119-123
  4. Therapeutic Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. R. Poggi, L. Dal Vecchio, M. Bernasconi, R. Brandolese, A. Rossi
      Pages 127-134

About these proceedings


The workshops that have been held over the past few years and the volumes published in their wake have proved highly successful and have prompted us to press on with our initial plans. Our basic aim was to tackle certain very important problems in respiratory rehabilitation and then discuss the various issues with people from all over the wodd engaged in the updating of experience and know ledge in this field. We therefore firmly believe that this ongoing effort is of fundamental importance. Hyperinflation, which is still a poody defined c1inical and physiopatho­ logical condition, is the focal point ofthis present study, which is aimed at discussing and weighing up the physiopathological mechanisms, c1inical consequences, and rehabilitation possibilities in a disease in which, until relatively recently, rehabilitation had seemed almost totally ineffective. The present contributions, however, show us how very important and versatile rehabilitation may be in its treatment. Perhaps, if we consider this branch of medicine as one which now no longer simply draws upon other sciences, but make an active contribution in its own right, we will have touched upon the most important aspect of this study. If I may, I would just like to add how very pleasing it is for me to acknow ledge how much this joint effort has contributed, in terms of true insights and above all VI results, to finding solutions to the problems addressed in reeent years.


breathing bronchodilatation circulation management mechanical ventilation physiotherapy pulmonary hyperinflation rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Grassino
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Rampulla
    • 3
  • N. Ambrosino
    • 3
  • C. Fracchia
    • 3
  1. 1.Meakins-Christie LaboratoriesMcGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Notre Dame HospitalUniversity of MontrealCanada
  3. 3.Medical Center of RehabilitationMontescano, PaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chronic Pulmonary Hyperinflation
  • Editors A. Grassino
    C. Rampulla
    N. Ambrosino
    C. Fracchia
  • Series Title Current Topics in Rehabilitation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-19662-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-3784-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-3782-5
  • Series ISSN 1431-2093
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 175
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Bi & Gi Publishers, Verona
  • Topics Rehabilitation
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Human Physiology
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