SESSION TITLE: Airways 1
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Exertional desaturation (ED) is associated with increased mortality and deleterious cardiopulmonary effects in patients with COPD. While O2 therapy during exercise has not shown a mortality benefit, it has shown to significantly boost health-related quality of life measures. The current study aims to compare the incidence of ED, its correlation with pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and its association with patient-rated disease impact as per the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) in patients with COPD.