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Chest. 1998 Oct;114(4):965-8.

Exercise limitation in obstructive lung disease.

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Service d'Explorations Fonctionnelles Respiratoires, Hôpital St. Antoine, Paris, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the relationship of resting pulmonary function to maximal exercise power output (Wmax) in obstructive lung disease (OLD).

SETTING:

University Hospital Pulmonary Function Laboratory.

SUBJECTS:

Twenty-five patients with OLD (6 with asthma and 19 with COPD).

METHODS:

Measurement of pulmonary lung function, resting arterial blood gases, and maximal symptom-limited exercise on a cycle ergometer.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

In OLD, the only significant contributor to Wmax was the inspiratory capacity (r2 = 0.66; p < 0.001).

PMID:
9792562
DOI:
10.1378/chest.114.4.965
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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