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Research Revalidatie Recover
University Medical Center Groningen

In- and exclusion criteria

Beneath the in- and exclusion criteria for the RECOVER study are displayed.  We included patients who fulfilled these criteria. 

The inclusion criteria

  • COPD (FEV1< 50% pred, Tiffeneau < 70%)
  • Symptoms: dyspnea on exertion / reduced exercise capacity
  • PaCO2> 6.0 kPa (at rest without oxygen)
The Exclusion criteria
  • Cardiac / neuromuscular diseases limiting a successful rehabilitation.
  • Obstructive Sleep apnea syndrome: AHI > 10<< />.
  • Previous exposure to chronic NIPPV.
  • Participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation program less than 18 months ago. 
Last modified:23 November 2012 10.03 a.m.