Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

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Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary RehabilitationJean Jobin, Francois Maltais, Paul Poirier, Clermont Simard, Pierre LeBlanc
2002
US Price: $39
272 pages
9780736042161

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Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation tests the limits of traditional thinking in the field and challenges readers to integrate their practices into comprehensive disease treatment programs. The 11-part text contains 30 chapters written by some of the world's most renowned scholars, researchers, and clinicians in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. It offersreaders both a broad overview of the field and an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues facing practitioners.

An outstanding team of editors-Jean Jobin, PhD; Francois Maltais, MD; Paul Poirier, MD; Pierre LeBlanc, MD; and Clermont Simard, PhD-expertly introduces and summarizes the book's contents. Thought-provoking scholarly papers from an international symposium on advancing services in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation have been edited into book format, making the text a readable, credible, and highly relevant reference.

The up-to-date text addresses service organization, pharmacological treatments, new technologies, home rehabilitation programs, integration of community-based programs and rehabilitation services, screening criteria for rehabilitation, integration of unconventional approaches and psychosocial services, and exercise prescription. The text features the following:

Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is an essential reference for professionals in the field.


About the Editors

Jean Jobin, PhD, professor of medicine at Laval University in Québec, is director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Institut de cardiologie et de pneumologie de l'Université Laval at Laval Hospital. Dr. Jobin is a certified program director of the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) Certification for Exercise Specialists in French at Laval University. He is a fellow of the ACSM and of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and a member of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. He was president of the scientific committee of the Québec International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in 1999 and 2001. He was an editor for the book Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Jobin enjoys jogging, alpine skiing, and carpentry. He, his wife, and children live in Cap-Rouge, Québec.

François Maltais, MD, is a respirologist at the Pneumology Center at Laval Hospital in Québec. He is adjunct professor of medicine at Laval University and medical director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Laval Hospital. A member of the Québec, Canadian, and American Thoracic Societies, Dr. Maltais is certified in internal medicine and in pulmonary medicine. He has been awarded numerous research grants from private and public foundations, including the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), to investigate such topics as peripheral muscle dysfunction, strength training, and exercise training in COPD, among many others. Having completed a two-year research training program in respiratory physiology, Dr. Maltais is devoted to the study of exercise and muscle physiology in chronic lung diseases. He was vice president of the scientific committee of the Québec International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in 1999 and 2001. He was an editor for the book Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Maltais enjoys mountain biking, downhill skiing, and golfing. He lives with his wife and children in L'Ancienne-Lorette, Québec.

Paul Poirier, MD, is a cardiologist at Laval Hospital in Québec. He holds certifications from both the American College of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is program director of the cardiac rehabilitation program of the Québec Heart Institute. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Poirier is widely known and well published. His is first author of a chapter about the heart and obesity in the cardiology textbook The Heart, and he authored an article about exercise in the management of obesity in Cardiology Clinics (2001). In his spare time, Dr. Poirier enjoys reading, being active outdoors, and spending time with his family. He makes his home in Ste-Foy, Québec.

Pierre LeBlanc, MD, is clinical professor in the department of medicine at Laval University, where he is in charge of teaching respiratory physiology. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the Canadian Thoracic Society. Dr. LeBlanc has published highly significant and often quoted research concerning mechanisms of breathlessness during exercise in cardiorespiratory patients. He was an editor for the book Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. LeBlanc is an avid cyclist and enjoys cross-country skiing. From 1975 to 1976, he was a member of the Canadian track and field team. He, his wife, and children live in Cap-Rouge, Québec.

Clermont Simard, PhD, is professor of physical education and special populations at Laval University. He founded the International Federation for Adapted Physical Activity in 1976, for which he was specially honored by Spain's University of Lleida in 1999. Dr. Simard is a fellow of the ACSM, was president of the Québec International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in May 1999, was president of the Motor Adaptation Foundation, and is president for the Rehabilitation International 21st World Congress in 2008. His many years of research have focused on adapting physical activity to populations with special needs, the impact of disuse on muscular metabolism and function, the aging process and physical activity as they affect quality of life, and helping older adults live more autonomous lives. He was an editor for the book Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Simard and his wife make their home in St.-Nicolas, Québec.


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A reference for any professional in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation field, from clinicians to researchers and all the professions in between.


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