Special Issue "Lung Disease and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Respiratory Health; Public Health"

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Aurelio Arnedillo
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Guest Editor
Allergy and Thoracic Surgery Department, University Hospital Puerta del Mar. Pneumology, Cádiz, Spain
Interests: COPD; pulmonary rehabilitation; muscle training; asthma

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pulmonary rehabilitation is recognized as a core component of the management of patients with chronic respiratory diseases and has been demonstrated to be effective mainly in COPD patients, but also in others with respiratory diseases such as interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, etc., improving symptoms, exercise tolerance, and quality of life.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is related to respiratory health, as well as other aspects such as smoking cessation, indoor and outdoor air pollution, respiratory infections, physical activity, nutrition, and maintaining a healthy weight. Many of these are related to public health as well, as we have seen, for example, with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that respiratory and public health are intrinsically linked.

In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we are going to focus on these aspects related to respiratory and public health and pulmonary rehabilitation in respiratory diseases and offer an opportunity to publish multidisciplinary research and reviews related to them.

We encourage you to send your manuscripts and contribute with them to the success of this Special Issue.

Dr. Aurelio Arnedillo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • respiratory diseases
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • respiratory health
  • public health
  • smoking cessation
  • exercise

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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