Journal article

Exertional Desaturation and Prescription of Ambulatory Oxygen Therapy in Interstitial Lung Disease

Yet Hong Khor, Nicole SL Goh, Ian Glaspole, Anne E Holland, Christine F McDonald

Respiratory Care | DAEDALUS ENTERPRISES INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Exertional desaturation is an important predictor of mortality in patients with interstitial lung disease. We evaluated the prevalence of exertional desaturation in subjects with interstitial lung disease and determined its relationship with the prescription of ambulatory oxygen therapy. METHODS: Our retrospective analysis examined prospectively collected data from interstitial lung disease registries of 2 Melbourne hospitals: Alfred Health and Austin Health. All patients with baseline the 6-min walk tests on room air were included. We evaluated the prescription of ambulatory oxygen therapy, up to 3 months after 6-min walk tests, among those with exertional desaturation. RESULTS:..

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