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Severe exercise-induced hypoxemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22325845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise training is an essential component of pulmonary rehabilitation and is associated with improved function and other important outcomes in persons with chronic lung disease. A subset of pulmonary rehabilitation patients experience hypoxemia that may occur or worsen with exercise. For the purpose of this review, severe exercise-induced hypoxemia is defined as an S(pO(2)) of < 89% during exercise, despite use of supplemental oxygen delivered at up to 6 L/min. There is a paucity of evidence and clinical guidelines that address assessment and management of this important manifestation of chronic lung disease. This review presents background of this topic and suggests strategies for assessment, management, and safety measures for patients with severe exercise-induced hypoxemia.
Chris Garvey; Brian Tiep; Rick Carter; Mary Barnett; Mary Hart; Richard Casaburi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Care     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-27     Completed Date:  2012-08-02     Revised Date:  2012-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1154-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Seton Medical Center, Daly City, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Breathing Exercises
Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Exercise* / physiology
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
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0/Bronchodilator Agents

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