Cycling in patients with chronic airflow limitation

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  • Authors:
  • A. A. Woodcock
  • M. Johnson
  • D. Geddes

Abstract

Patients with chronic airflow limitation have reduced exercise tolerance when walking due to breathlessness. Conventional treatment - for example, with β2 agonists or portable oxygen - leads to only modest improvement in exercise tolerance (roughly 10%). While walking is a relatively efficient means of propulsion, cycling is considerably better. We have investigated cycling in patients with severe chronic airflow limitation.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184
JournalBmj
Volume286
Issue number6372
Publication statusPublished - 1983