Dyspnea-Related Cues Engage the Prefrontal Cortex


BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is the major source of disability in COPD. In COPD, environmental cues (eg, the prospect of having to climb stairs) become associated with dyspnea and may trigger dyspnea even before physical activity commences. We hypothesized that brain activation relating to such cues would be diff erent between patients with COPD and healthy control… (More)


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