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Exercise

To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.

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The FMF clinical findings and correlation analysis results among the exercise stress test parameters are summarized in Table 3.
In this study, we detected deteriorated exercise stress test parameters in children with FMF.
Considering the correlation analysis of clinical findings and the exercise stress test parameters of FMF patients, the presence of disease had a negative correlation with HRR1, and a positive correlation with SBPR1 also supported this finding.
According to their estimates, the average number of exercise stress tests done by these physicians in the past year was 21.2 (SD=17.1).
Of the 52 physicians who indicated they did not perform exercise stress tests, lack of training was the most important reason given for not doing them (Table 2).
Practice location (county status) is strongly associated with the decision to do exercise stress tests. Physicians in counties defined by the State of Nebraska as rural or frontier are twice as likely to do the test as are their urban counterparts, even with adjustments for physician age and training.
Cardiologists taught exercise stress tests in 98% of the programs.
Overall, program directors estimated that 30.6% of residency graduates were performing exercise stress tests in their practices.
This is important because the predictive value of the exercise stress test depends on the pretest probability of disease and the population at risk (2).
A recent study has shown that the exercise stress test offers little incremental prognostic value over clinical assessment and the resting ECG in the evaluation of patients with stable chest pain (13), making it important for the clinician to know exactly why the test is being requested.