Six-minute walk test for the evaluation of pulmonary disease severity in scleroderma patients.

@article{Villalba2007SixminuteWT,
  title={Six-minute walk test for the evaluation of pulmonary disease severity in scleroderma patients.},
  author={Wander de Oliveira Villalba and Percival D Sampaio-Barros and M{\^o}nica Corso Pereira and Elza Maria Figueiras Pedreira de Cerqueira and C. Azeredo Leme and Jo{\~a}o Francisco Marques-Neto and Ilma Aparecida Paschoal},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={217-22}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary involvement is the leading cause of systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related deaths. A simple test to evaluate exercise capacity is the 6-min walk test (6MWT), and the walk distance is used as a primary outcome in clinical trials. Hemoglobin desaturation during a 6MWT is predictive of mortality in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. Our objectives were to evaluate the walk distance and resting oxygen saturation - oxygen saturation after the 6-min period (DeltaSat) during… CONTINUE READING

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