Gender differences and exercise performance in adults with cystic fibrosis

Savi, D.; Quattrucci, S.; Di Paolo, M.; Leggieri,
E.; D’Alù, V.; De Biase, R.V.; Cucchiara, S.; Palange, P.; Simmonds,

Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, June 2015, Vol. 14 Issue: Number 1,
Number 1 Supplement 1 pS28-S28, 1p;

Abstract: In cystic fibrosis (CF)
maximal oxygen uptake and maximal work rate measured during
cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) are significant predictors of
mortality. Several previous studies, predominantly of children with CF,
showed gender differences in exercise capacity. To date, it has not
been well established if these observations carry over into adulthood.