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Canadian Health&Care Mall: Considerations about Patterns of Domestic Activity and Ambulatory Oxygen Usage in COPD

The results of this study suggest that ambulatory oxygen therapy does not in the short term increase domestic activity or time spent outside the home. However, the gradual increase in oxygen cylinder usage suggests that there is an unrecognized benefit from ambulatory oxygen that may take some time to become…

Outcomes about Patterns of Domestic Activity and Ambulatory Oxygen Usage in COPD

Patient Characteristics Fifty-two patients were initially screened, and the study profile is shown in Figure 1. Forty-two patients completed all walk tests. Twelve patients withdrew after the initial walk tests. Thirty patients were randomized to the 8-week home study, during which 9 patients withdrew and 1 patient died. The main…

Investigations about Patterns of Domestic Activity and Ambulatory Oxygen Usage in COPD

Patient Recruitment Clinically stable patients with COPD (FEV1 < 50% of predicted) were entered into a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of cylinder oxygen vs cylinder air. Patients had completed a 7-week pulmonary rehabilitation program prior to the study to maximize physical function. Inclusion Criteria Inclusion criteria were patients who were…

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Patterns of Domestic Activity and Ambulatory Oxygen Usage in COPD

Ambulatory oxygen is delivered by equipment that can be carried by patients during exercise and activities of daily living. To date, the benefits of ambulatory oxygen in COPD remain uncertain and concordance with therapy is poor. Little is known about how patients with COPD use ambulatory oxygen for activities of…