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Role of Exercise in Testing and in Therapy of COPD.
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PMID:  22793943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Dyspnea is the most frequent complaint limiting physical activities in patients with COPD and decreased exercise capacity is at the center of functional limitation of these patients. This article reviews several modalities of exercise testing, including the 6-minute walk test, stair-climbing test, shuttle walking tests, and cardiopulmonary exercise test. The article also highlights the relevance of the information provided and the impact of the results in a patient's prognosis and suitability for treatment, including medical treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lung volume reduction.
Miguel Divo; Victor Pinto-Plata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1557-9859     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-66     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston MA 02115, USA.
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