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Baseline Dyspnea Index of Mahler et al

Purpose:

To initially evaluate a patient with shortness of breath using the baseline dyspnea index of Mahler et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

J96.9, F45.3

Description:

Mahler et al developed two indices for evaluating a patient with shortness of breath. The baseline dyspnea index is used to establish the baseline shortness of breath prior to any interventions. The authors are from Yale University and the New Haven VA Medical Center.

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