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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013, Article ID 483162, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/483162
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Six-Minute Walking Distance Improvement after Pulmonary Rehabilitation Is Associated with Baseline Lung Function in Complex COPD Patients: A Retrospective Study

1Division of Pneumology, IRCCS Rehabilitation Institute of Tradate, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, via Roncaccio 16, 21049 Tradate, Italy
2Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Insubria, via Ravasi 2, 21100 Varese, Italy
3Respiratory Disease and Lung Function Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Padiglione Rasori, via Rasori 10, 43125 Parma, Italy

Received 26 September 2013; Revised 27 November 2013; Accepted 27 November 2013

Academic Editor: Enrico M. Clini

Copyright © 2013 Andrea Zanini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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