Carolyn Rochester MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program; Medical Director, Yale COPD Center

Research Summary

Co-investigator: "Quality of Life and Survival of Patients Affected by Chronic Respiratory Failure", International Study (PW Jones, London, UK, and Mauro Carone, Veruno, Italy, Principal Investigators). This study aims to validate a newly developed questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in patients with severe COPD or kyphyscoliosis who require supplemental oxygen and/or other non-invasive equipment to support ventilation.

The Effect of Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Exercise Performance in Patients with COPD, project begun Fall 1999, in collaboration with Drs Vahid Mohsenin and Ghada Bourjeily.

Collaborator, National Emphysema Treatment Trial, in conjunction with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Established Gaylord Hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program as official satellite rehabilitation center for the NET Trial.

Selected Publications

  • Bourjeily G and Rochester CL, Exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Clin Chest Med 21 (4) 763-81, 2000.
  • Rochester CL, Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, "A 47 year old woman with hypogammaglobulinemia, asthma, non-resolving pulmonary infiltrates, and progressive respiratory failure", New Engl J Med 343 (25) December 21, 2000.
  • Rochester CL, Mechanisms of improvement in exercise tolerance following pulmonary rehabilitation, Clin Pulm Med 7 (6) 287-94, 2000.
  • Rochester CL, Which pulmonary rehabilitation program is best for your patient?, J Respir Dis 21 (9) 539-46, 2000.
  • Rochester CL, Chapter 74: The Eosinophilic Pneumonias, in Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, Alfred P. Fishman, Ed, Third Edition, McGraw Hill, New York, NY, p1133-50, 1997.

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