26 February 2016
Assessment of parameters of lung ventilation during 6-minute walk test in patients with COPD
The importance of measuring ventilation during the Six Minute Walk test in COPD patients has been confirmed in a study presented during the European Respiratory Society Congress in 2015 and published in the European Respiratory Journal.
The study, performed at Ryazan Medical University (Russian Federation), focuses on the fact that low tolerance to physical exercise in patients with COPD is multifactorial and is due to several reasons, rather important of which is reduction of lung ventilation ability. The aim is, therefore, to demonstrate that registration of indices of ventilation during the test widens diagnostic possibilities of 6-minute walk test (6 MWT).
The study findings show that "studying the ventilation parameters during exercise tests in patients with COPD can be used for identification of reasons, limiting tolerance to physical exercise, what, finally, will allow to provide personified approach to programme of treatment of patients with COPD."
The poster details are the following:
- Title: "Assessment of parameters of lung ventilation during 6-minute walk test in patients with COPD"
- Authors: Irina Ponomareva, Vladimir Abrosimov, Natalia Peregudova - Department of Postgraduate Education in Internal Medicine, Ryazan Medical University, Ryazan, Russian Federation
- Published in: ERJ October 2015, vol. 46 no. suppl 59
The abstract can be read at the following link: click here
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