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Effects of supplemental oxygen during activity in patients with advanced COPD without severe resting hypoxemia.

Authors
  • Jolly, E C
  • Di Boscio, V
  • Aguirre, L
  • Luna, C M
  • Berensztein, S
  • Gené, R J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2001
Volume
120
Issue
2
Pages
437–443
Identifiers
PMID: 11502641
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most of the studied COPD patients desaturated during the BWT. O(2) administration avoided desaturation and could increase the distance walked and reduce dyspnea, but these effects were not related to walking desaturation in individual cases. Improvements were not a placebo effect. The therapeutic role of O(2) during activities in some patients with severe COPD needs to be individually assessed.

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