Exercise pathophysiology and the role of oxygen therapy in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia.

Abstract

Exercise limitation is a common feature in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). There are multiple contributing pathophysiological mechanisms, including ventilatory mechanical limitation, impaired gas exchange, pulmonary vascular insufficiency and peripheral muscle dysfunction. Progressive exertional dyspnoea and functional incapacity impact… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/resp.12650

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