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Dynamic hyperinflation correlates with exertional oxygen desaturation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lung
Publication Date
Volume
191
Issue
2
Pages
177–182
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00408-012-9443-3
PMID: 23283384
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Routine pulmonary function test results and clinical variables did not correlate with ED in patients with stable COPD. Dynamic hyperinflation strongly correlates with exertional desaturation and could be a reason for this desaturation.

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