Category: COPD

Reanalysis of the 12-Minute Walk in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Conclusion

It has been shown that the 12-min walking test does not correlate significantly with FEV, but there have been differing results as to whether it does2 or does not correlate with FVC. Our results support the latter finding (r = -0.16). In addition, we found that there was a significant correlation between changes in the…

Reanalysis of the 12-Minute Walk in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Discussion

More traditional ways to assess the aerobic capacity of a patient with COPD include treadmill and bicycle ergometry. The 12-min walking test has three specific advantages: (a) no sophisticated equipment is necessary; (b) the ability of a patient to walk is more clinically relevant than their maximal performance; (с) the act of walking is familiar…

Reanalysis of the 12-Minute Walk in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Results

The correlations are similar for all of the different walking distances except for the first 2-min distance, which correlates less well than the others. None of the walking distances was closely correlated with either the FEV, or the FVC. The 6-niin and 12-min walking distances are more closely correlated with the Vo., than were the…

Reanalysis of the 12-Minute Walk in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Data Analysis

Results of the walking distances in each interv al and the cumulative Borg scores were compared by means of analysis of variance. Where statistical significance was achieved with the F test (p < 0.05), the least significant difference between the means was calculated. The relationship between the distance walked and the spirometric measurements or the…

Reanalysis of the 12-Minute Walk in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Materials and Methods

The 12-min walking test has become a popular method by which one may determine the functional capacity of an individual with COPD. Cooper originally designed the 12-min running test as a means to correlate fitness with maximal oxygen intake (Vo2max) in healthy young men. McGavin et al2 adapted this idea in developing a walking test…

The Effect of Intermittent. Negative Pressure Ventilation and Long-term Oxygen Therapy for Patients With COPD – Conclusion

Therefore, the identification of an accelerated phase of respiratory failure is prog-nostically important. In fact, in this phase, other therapeutic measures (such as some form of intermittent mechanical ventilatory assistance) other than LTOT have been suggested to control the evolution of the disease. In our patients treated with LTOT, the rate of decline of Pa02…

The Effect of Intermittent. Negative Pressure Ventilation and Long-term Oxygen Therapy for Patients With COPD – Discussion

Long-term oxygen therapy has been shown to improve the quality of life and the length of survival of patients with COPD with hypoxemia, even though this form of treatment does not seem to arrest the course of the underlying airway disease. Recendy, Cooper and Howard studied a series of 35 patients with COPD receiving LTOT…

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