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Pre-flight evaluation of adult patients with cystic fibrosis: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, February 2017
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Title
Pre-flight evaluation of adult patients with cystic fibrosis: a cross-sectional study
Published in
BMC Research Notes, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2386-2
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Authors

Elisabeth Edvardsen, Aina Akerø, Ole Henning Skjønsberg, Bjørn Skrede

Abstract

Air travel may imply a health hazard for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) due to hypobaric environment in the aircraft cabin. The objective was to identify pre-flight variables, which might predict severe hypoxaemia in adult CF patients during air travel. Thirty adult CF-patients underwent pre-flight evaluation with spirometry, arterial oxygen tension (PaO2), pulse oximetry (SpO2) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) at sea level (SL). The results were related to the PaO2 obtained during a hypoxia-altitude simulation test (HAST) in which a cabin altitude of 2438 m (8000 ft) was simulated by breathing 15.1% oxygen. Four patients fulfilled the criteria for supplemental oxygen during air travel (PaO2 HAST < 6.6 kPa). While walking slowly during HAST, another eleven patients dropped below PaO2 HAST 6.6 kPa. Variables obtained during CPET (PaO2 CPET, SpO2 CPET, minute ventilation/carbon dioxide output, maximal oxygen uptake) showed the strongest correlation to PaO2 HAST. Exercise testing might be of value for predicting in-flight hypoxaemia and thus the need for supplemental oxygen during air travel in CF patients. Trial registration The study is retrospectively listed in the ClinicalTrials.gov Protocol Registration System: NCT01569880 (date; 30/3/2012).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 17%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Master 4 13%
Other 2 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 9 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Decision Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 10 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2017.
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#3,937,413
of 9,031,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#770
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Outputs of similar age
#128,586
of 309,864 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#23
of 47 outputs
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