Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic asthma cause chronic airflow limitation (CAL), which is a leading worldwide cause of disability due to inability to exercise and carry out daily activities. This severely compromises quality of life. Objectives: a) to determine the pathophysiological mechanisms limiting exercise in each patient by developing more precise diagnostic tests; b) to design rehabilitation programs Customized for each patient to improve exercise performance and, thereby, quality of life; c) to evaluate other pharmacologic and surgical treatments; d) to define criteria for selecting optimal settings of mechanical ventilators e) to optimise weaning procedures for CAL patients being mechanically ventilated; f) to disseminate results by linking with CAL patients' , associations; g) to transfer technology developed by our research to European industries.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
ECIN 8LD London
L69 3GA Liverpool