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Transition Dyspnea Index of Mahler et al

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with shortness of breath after therapeutic intervention using the transition dyspnea index of Mahler et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

J96.9, F45.3

Description:

Mahler et al developed two indices for evaluating a patient with shortness of breath. The transition dyspnea index determines the shortness of breath after clinical interventions. The authors are from Yale University and the New Haven VA Medical Center.

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