Dyspnea in ambulatory patients with SLE: prevalence, severity, and correlation with incremental exercise testing.

@article{Hellman1995DyspneaIA,
  title={Dyspnea in ambulatory patients with SLE: prevalence, severity, and correlation with incremental exercise testing.},
  author={David B. Hellman and Carl Martin Kirsch and Quinn E Whiting-O'Keefe and Janet Simonson and Nelson B. Schiller and Michelle Petri and Gordon Gamsu and William E Gold},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={455-61}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the prevalence and severity of dyspnea, and to correlate dyspnea with clinical features and exercise limitation in ambulatory patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Twenty-five consecutive patients were evaluated with a validated pulmonary questionnaire, chest radiograph, 2-dimensional echocardiography, resting pulmonary function tests, and incremental exercise testing. RESULTS Dyspnea was reported by 60% (95% CI 39-79) of patients; 20… CONTINUE READING
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