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Dr. Jonathan Spahr reviews exercise physiology and how it pertains to the physiology of lung disease, different methods of exercise testing, and how it presents as a therapeutic option in lung disease.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review exercise physiology and how it pertains to the physiology of lung disease
  • Examine different methods of exercise testing
  • Present exercise as a therapeutic option in lung disease

Reading Resources:

  1. ATS/ACCP Statement on Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2003 (
  2. ATS Statement: Guidelines for the 6 minute walk testing  2002.  (
  3. Orenstein et al, Strength versus aerobic training in children with cystic fibrosis: a randomized controlled trial.  Chest 2004; 126


Dr. Spahr has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 2/18/2014 | Last Modified On: 3/20/2015 | Expires: 3/21/2016

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