Determinants of exercise capacity in cystic fibrosis patients with mild-to-moderate lung disease

@inproceedings{Pastr2014DeterminantsOE,
  title={Determinants of exercise capacity in cystic fibrosis patients with mild-to-moderate lung disease},
  author={Jean Pastr{\'e} and Anne Pr{\'e}votat and Catherine Tardif and Carole Langlois and Alain Duhamel and Benoit Wallaert},
  booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) frequently have reduced exercise tolerance, which is multifactorial but mainly due to bronchial obstruction. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to determine the mechanisms responsible for exercise intolerance in patients with mild-to-moderate or severe disease. METHODS Cardiopulmonary exercise testing with blood gas analysis at peak exercise was performed in 102 patients aged 28 ± 11 years: 48 patients had severe lung disease (FEV1… CONTINUE READING
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