Oxygen desaturation during a 6 min walk test is a sign of nocturnal hypoxemia.

@article{Scott2011OxygenDD,
  title={Oxygen desaturation during a 6 min walk test is a sign of nocturnal hypoxemia.},
  author={Adrienne S Scott and Marcel A Baltzman and Ryan Chan and Norman Wolkove},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={333-7}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND⁄ OBJECTIVES Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience sleep disordered breathing with nocturnal desaturation. An exploratory study was performed to determine whether any commonly measured clinical parameters were useful in predicting nocturnal desaturation in patients with COPD. A validation study was subsequently performed to confirm the utility of the parameter identified in the exploratory study as most useful in this regard. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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