A step test to assess exercise-related oxygen desaturation in interstitial lung disease.

@article{Corso2007AST,
  title={A step test to assess exercise-related oxygen desaturation in interstitial lung disease.},
  author={Simone dal Corso and S{\'e}rgio Duarte and J. Alberto Neder and Carla Malaguti and Marcelo Bicalho de Fuccio and Carlos Alberto de Castro Pereira and Luiz Eduardo Nery},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={330-6}
}
A 6-min step test (6MST) may constitute a practical method for routinely assessing effort tolerance and exercise-related oxyhaemoglobin desaturation (ERD) in the primary care of patients with interstitial lung disease. In total, 31 patients (19 males) with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (n = 25) and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonia were submitted, on different days, to two 6MSTs. Physiological responses were compared with those found on maximal and submaximal cycle ergometer tests at the same… CONTINUE READING