Prediction of maximum exercise tolerance in patients with COPD.


Exercise tolerance in patients with COPD is difficult to predict from measurements of lung function. We examined multiple physiologic and psychosocial variables in an attempt to predict exercise performance in a group of patients with COPD enrolled in a clinical trial of pulmonary rehabilitation. A total of 119 patients (FEV1 = 1.41 +/- 0.64 L) were divided… (More)


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