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  • baseline
  • A CBC may also be done to set a baseline to compare with blood tests done during and after treatment to check the effects of therapies that can lower blood cell counts. (cancer.ca)
  • demonstrated that patients with usual interstitial pneumonia who developed oxygen desaturation during and after a six-minute walk test (6MWT)-a ≥ 4% decrease in oxygen saturation from baseline (∆sat ≥ 4%)-were more than four times more likely to die during follow-up. (scielo.br)
  • oxygen
  • Other tests measure how well gases such as oxygen get in and out of your blood. (nih.gov)
  • Arterial blood gas tests directly measure the levels of gases, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, in your blood. (nih.gov)
  • To determine the probability of oxygen desaturation in healthy individuals undergoing the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT). (scielo.br)
  • 5 ) The abovementioned findings led us to hypothesize that a decrease in oxygen saturation during self-paced walking (a submaximal exercise test) is a meaningful measure of disease status in patients with scleroderma. (scielo.br)
  • Oxygen consumption VO2 cardiac output Q and heart rate (HR), were measured at each stage, and the values for each variable were compared within each intensity to determine reliability of the measuring device. (biomedsearch.com)
  • When an active heart needs more oxygen, blood vessels have a natural ability to open more so that greater amounts of blood can flow. (medicalxpress.com)
  • healthcare
  • If further trials validate this test, in the future, it could enable healthcare providers to use cholesterol uptake capacity in conjunction with HDL-C levels to better predict who is at risk for cardiovascular disease onset or recurrence. (aacc.org)
  • diagnose
  • You may have one or more of these tests to diagnose lung and airway diseases, compare your lung function to expected levels of function, monitor if your disease is stable or worsening, and see if your treatment is working. (nih.gov)
  • The following tests are commonly used to rule out or diagnose esophageal cancer. (cancer.ca)
  • Many of the same tests used to diagnose cancer are used to find out the stage, which is how far the cancer has progressed. (cancer.ca)
  • researchers
  • Compared to placebo, researchers found that neither dopamine nor nesiritide, when also used with diuretic (water pills) therapy, was better at increasing urine volume or improving levels of serum cystatin-C, an indicator of kidney function, at the end of a 72-hour treatment. (bio-medicine.org)
  • In this study , a team of Japanese researchers led by Amane Harada, PhD, of Sysmex Corporation and Ryuji Toh, MD, PhD, of Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine have developed a test for HDL-C function that is simple enough for clinical use. (aacc.org)
  • With a turnaround time of less than 6 hours, the test determines cholesterol uptake capacity-the ability of HDL-C to accept additional cholesterol-which the researchers found correlates with cholesterol efflux capacity but is easier to measure. (aacc.org)
  • The researchers also determined that combining cholesterol uptake capacity with established cardiovascular disease risk factors significantly improved the power of established factors to forecast which patients would redevelop heart disease. (aacc.org)
  • In the other study, researchers used a PET stress test and measured CFR to determine whether age is always a risk factor for arterial disease. (medicalxpress.com)
  • lung
  • They include tests that measure lung size and air flow, such as spirometry and lung volume tests. (nih.gov)
  • Other tests may be needed to assess lung function in infants, children, or patients who are not able to perform spirometry and lung volume tests. (nih.gov)
  • treatments
  • It offers a full range of treatments including stem cell therapy, specialized surgeries, ventricular assist devices (VAD), and heart transplants. (allinahealth.org)
  • methods
  • However, the standard research procedures for measuring cholesterol efflux capacity involve radioisotope-labeled cholesterol and cultured macrophages, making these methods too complex and time-consuming for use in patient testing. (aacc.org)
  • help
  • Your doctor may also order other tests to check your general health and to help plan your treatment. (cancer.ca)