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Equation of Crisafulli et al for Predicting Walking-Induced Oxygen Desaturation in a Patient with COPD

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Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Crisafulli et al developed an equation for identifying a patient with COPD who may experience oxygen desaturation while walking. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the Catholic University of Rome, and Villa Pineta Hospital in Modena.

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