Combined effects of obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on dyspnea and exercise tolerance.

@article{Ora2009CombinedEO,
  title={Combined effects of obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on dyspnea and exercise tolerance.},
  author={Josuel Ora and Pierantonio Laveneziana and Dror Ofir and Athavudh Deesomchok and Katherine Alexandra Webb and Denis O'donnell},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={180 10},
  pages={964-71}
}
RATIONALE Severity of lung hyperinflation is known to influence the extent of dyspnea and exercise intolerance among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with similar degrees of airway obstruction. Lung volume components are consistently affected by body mass index (BMI) in health and in disease. OBJECTIVES To explore the complex interactions between obesity, lung hyperinflation, dyspnea, and exercise performance in COPD. METHODS We compared dyspnea intensity ratings… CONTINUE READING
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