These include the muscles of the DIAPHRAGM and the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES.
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The amount of force generated by MUSCLE CONTRACTION. Muscle strength can be measured during isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic contraction, either manually or using a device such as a MUSCLE STRENGTH DYNAMOMETER.
Therapeutic exercises aimed to deepen inspiration or expiration or even to alter the rate and rhythm of respiration.
The maximum volume of air that can be inspired after reaching the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the TIDAL VOLUME and the INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is IC.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be breathed in and blown out over a sustained interval such as 15 or 20 seconds. Common abbreviations are MVV and MBC.
The act of BREATHING in.
A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
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The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.
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Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
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A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.
Those forces and content of the mind which are not ordinarily available to conscious awareness or to immediate recall.
The separation and isolation of tissues for surgical purposes, or for the analysis or study of their structures.
Three-dimensional representation to show anatomic structures. Models may be used in place of intact animals or organisms for teaching, practice, and study.
Time period from 1501 through 1600 of the common era.
Nanometer-sized tubes composed mainly of CARBON. Such nanotubes are used as probes for high-resolution structural and chemical imaging of biomolecules with ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents by inhaling them.
Enzymes which are immobilized on or in a variety of water-soluble or water-insoluble matrices with little or no loss of their catalytic activity. Since they can be reused continuously, immobilized enzymes have found wide application in the industrial, medical and research fields.
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A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
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A general term encompassing lower MOTOR NEURON DISEASE; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and certain MUSCULAR DISEASES. Manifestations include MUSCLE WEAKNESS; FASCICULATION; muscle ATROPHY; SPASM; MYOKYMIA; MUSCLE HYPERTONIA, myalgias, and MUSCLE HYPOTONIA.
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
A disorder of neuromuscular transmission characterized by weakness of cranial and skeletal muscles. Autoantibodies directed against acetylcholine receptors damage the motor endplate portion of the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION, impairing the transmission of impulses to skeletal muscles. Clinical manifestations may include diplopia, ptosis, and weakness of facial, bulbar, respiratory, and proximal limb muscles. The disease may remain limited to the ocular muscles. THYMOMA is commonly associated with this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1459)
Complete or severe weakness of the muscles of respiration. This condition may be associated with MOTOR NEURON DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; injury to the PHRENIC NERVE; and other disorders.
The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
The time span between the beginning of physical activity by an individual and the termination because of exhaustion.
The process of producing vocal sounds by means of VOCAL CORDS vibrating in an expiratory blast of air.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
The physical or mechanical action of the LUNGS; DIAPHRAGM; RIBS; and CHEST WALL during respiration. It includes airflow, lung volume, neural and reflex controls, mechanoreceptors, breathing patterns, etc.
A circular structural unit of bone tissue. It consists of a central hole, the Haversian canal through which blood vessels run, surrounded by concentric rings, called lamellae.
The volume of air inspired or expired during each normal, quiet respiratory cycle. Common abbreviations are TV or V with subscript T.
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Skeletal muscle fibers characterized by their expression of the Type II MYOSIN HEAVY CHAIN isoforms which have high ATPase activity and effect several other functional properties - shortening velocity, power output, rate of tension redevelopment. Several fast types have been identified.
Skeletal muscle fibers characterized by their expression of the Type I MYOSIN HEAVY CHAIN isoforms which have low ATPase activity and effect several other functional properties - shortening velocity, power output, rate of tension redevelopment.
A condition in which the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the right ventricular wall.

Autosomal dominant myopathy with proximal weakness and early respiratory muscle involvement maps to chromosome 2q. (1/966)

Two Swedish families with autosomal dominant myopathy, who also had proximal weakness, early respiratory failure, and characteristic cytoplasmic bodies in the affected muscle biopsies, were screened for linkage by means of the human genome screening set (Cooperative Human Linkage Center Human Screening Set/Weber version 6). Most chromosome regions were completely excluded by linkage analysis (LOD score <-2). Linkage to the chromosomal region 2q24-q31 was established. A maximum combined two-point LOD score of 4.87 at a recombination fraction of 0 was obtained with marker D2S1245. Haplotype analysis indicated that the gene responsible for the disease is likely to be located in the 17-cM region between markers D2S2384 and D2S364. The affected individuals from these two families share an identical haplotype, which suggests a common origin.  (+info)

Subcellular adaptation of the human diaphragm in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2/966)

Pulmonary hyperinflation impairs the function of the diaphragm in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it has been recently demonstrated that the muscle can counterbalance this deleterious effect, remodelling its structure (i.e. changing the proportion of different types of fibres). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the functional impairment present in COPD patients can be associated with structural subcellular changes of the diaphragm. Twenty individuals (60+/-9 yrs, 11 COPD patients and 9 subjects with normal spirometry) undergoing thoracotomy were included. Nutritional status and respiratory function were evaluated prior to surgery. Then, small samples of the costal diaphragm were obtained and processed for electron microscopy analysis. COPD patients showed a mean forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) of 60+/-9% predicted, a higher concentration of mitochondria (n(mit)) in their diaphragm than controls (0.62+/-0.16 versus 0.46+/-0.16 mitochondrial transections (mt) x microm(-2), p<0.05). On the other hand, subjects with air trapping (residual volume (RV)/total lung capacity (TLC) >37%) disclosed not only a higher n(mit) (0.63+/-0.17 versus 0.43+/-0.07 mt x microm(-2), p<0.05) but shorter sarcomeres (L(sar)) than subjects without this functional abnormality (2.08+/-0.16 to 2.27+/-0.15 microm, p<0.05). Glycogen stores were similar in COPD and controls. The severity of airways obstruction (i.e. FEV1) was associated with n(mit) (r=-0.555, p=0.01), while the amount of air trapping (i.e. RV/TLC) was found to correlate with both n(mit) (r=0.631, p=0.005) and L(sar) (r=-0.526, p<0.05). Finally, maximal inspiratory pressure (PI,max) inversely correlated with n(mit) (r=-0.547, p=0.01). In conclusion, impairment in lung function occurring in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with subcellular changes in their diaphragm, namely a shortening in the length of sarcomeres and an increase in the concentration of mitochondria. These changes form a part of muscle remodelling, probably contributing to a better functional muscle behaviour.  (+info)

Long-term recovery of diaphragm strength in neuralgic amyotrophy. (3/966)

Diaphragm paralysis is a recognized complication of neuralgic amyotrophy that causes severe dyspnoea. Although recovery of strength in the arm muscles, when affected, is common, there are little data on recovery of diaphragm function. This study, therefore, re-assessed diaphragm strength in cases of bilateral diaphragm paralysis due to neuralgic amyotrophy that had previously been diagnosed at the authors institutions. Fourteen patients were recalled between 2 and 11 yrs after the original diagnosis. Respiratory muscle and diaphragm strength were measured by volitional manoeuvres as maximal inspiratory pressure and sniff transdiaphragmatic pressure. Cervical magnetic phrenic nerve stimulation was used to give a nonvolitional measure of diaphragm strength: twitch transdiaphragmatic pressure. Only two patients remained severely breathless. Ten of the 14 patients had evidence of some recovery of diaphragm strength, in seven cases to within 50% of the lower limit of normal. The rate of recovery was variable: one patient had some recovery after 2 yrs, and the rest took 3 yrs or more. In conclusion, in most patients with diaphragm paralysis due to neuralgic amyotrophy, some recovery of the diaphragm strength occurs, but the rate of recovery may be slow.  (+info)

Respiratory muscle involvement in multiple sclerosis. (4/966)

Respiratory complications are common in the terminal stages of multiple sclerosis and contribute to mortality in these patients. When respiratory motor pathways are involved, respiratory muscle weakness frequently occurs. Although it is well established that weakness of the respiratory muscles produces a restrictive ventilatory defect, the degree of muscle weakness and pulmonary function are poorly related. Respiratory muscle weakness was observed in patients with normal or near normal pulmonary function. Expiratory muscle weakness is more prominent than inspiratory muscle weakness and may impair performance of coughing. Subsequently, in addition to bulbar dysfunction, respiratory muscle weakness may contribute to ineffective coughing, pneumonia, and sometimes even acute ventilatory failure may ensue. Respiratory muscle weakness may also occur early in the course of the disease. Recent studies suggest that the respiratory muscles can be trained for both strength and endurance in multiple sclerosis patients. Whether respiratory muscle training delays the development of respiratory dysfunction and subsequently improves exercise capacity and cough efficacy, prevents pulmonary complications or prolongs survival in the long-term remains to be determined.  (+info)

Breathing responses to small inspiratory threshold loads in humans. (5/966)

To investiage the effect of inspiratory threshold load (ITL) on breathing, all previous work studied loads that were much greater than would be encountered under pathophysiological conditions. We hypothesized that mild ITL from 2.5 to 20 cmH2O is sufficient to modify control and sensation of breathing. The study was performed in healthy subjects. The results demonstrated that with mild ITL 1) inspiratory difficulty sensation could be perceived at an ITL of 2.5 cmH2O; 2) tidal volume increased without change in breathing frequency, resulting in hyperpnea; and 3) although additional time was required for inspiratory pressure to attain the threshold before inspiratory flow was initiated, the total inspiratory muscle contraction time remained constant. This resulted in shortening of the available time for inspiratory flow, so that the tidal volume was maintained or increased by significant increase in mean inspiratory flow. On the basis of computer simulation, we conclude that the mild ITL is sufficient to increase breathing sensation and alter breathing control, presumably aiming at maintaining a certain level of ventilation but minimizing the energy consumption of the inspiratory muscles.  (+info)

Influence of central antitussive drugs on the cough motor pattern. (6/966)

The present study was conducted to determine the effects of administration of centrally active antitussive drugs on the cough motor pattern. Electromyograms of diaphragm and rectus abdominis muscles were recorded in anesthetized, spontaneously breathing cats. Cough was produced by mechanical stimulation of the intrathoracic trachea. Centrally acting drugs administered included codeine, morphine, dextromethorphan, baclofen, CP-99,994, and SR-48,968. Intravertebral artery administration of all drugs reduced cough number (number of coughs per stimulus trial) and rectus abdominis burst amplitude in a dose-dependent manner. Codeine, dextromethorphan, CP-99,994, SR-48,968, and baclofen had no effect on cough cycle timing (CTtot) or diaphragm amplitude during cough, even at doses that inhibited cough number by 80-90%. Morphine lengthened CTtot and inhibited diaphragm amplitude during cough, but these effects were not dose dependent. Only CP-99,994 altered the eupneic respiratory pattern. Central antitussive drugs primarily suppress cough by inhibition of expiratory motor drive and cough number. CTtot and inspiratory motor drive are relatively insensitive to the effects of these drugs. CTtot can be controlled independently from cough number.  (+info)

Early occurrence of respiratory muscle deoxygenation assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy during leg exercise in patients with chronic heart failure. (7/966)

The mechanisms of respiratory muscle deoxygenation during incremental leg exercise with expired gas analysis were investigated in 29 patients with chronic heart failure and 21 normal subjects. The deoxygenation and blood volume of the respiratory muscle and exercising leg muscle were assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). To evaluate the influence of the leg exercise on the blood volume of the respiratory muscle, 10 normal subjects also underwent a hyperventilation test with NIRS. The respiratory muscle deoxygenation point (RDP), at which oxygenated hemoglobin starts to decrease, was observed in both groups during exercise. The oxygen consumption (VO2) and the minute ventilation at the RDP in the patients was lower (p<0.01). At the same VO2, the respiratory rate was higher in patients (p<0.01). During exercise, the blood volume of the leg muscle increased, while that of the respiratory muscle decreased. During a hyperventilation test, the minute ventilation was higher than that of the RDP during exercise, the blood volume of the respiratory muscle did not decrease, and the RDP was not detectable. In conclusion, a limited ability to increase perfusion of respiratory muscles during exercise combined with the greater work of breathing results in early respiratory muscle deoxygenation in patients with chronic heart failure.  (+info)

Contribution of lung function to exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure. (8/966)

BACKGROUND: The importance of exercise capacity as an indicator of prognosis in patients with heart disease is well recognized. However, factors contributing to exercise limitation in such patients have not been fully characterized and in particular, the role of lung function in determining exercise capacity has not been extensively investigated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent to which pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength indices predict exercise performance in patients with moderate to severe heart failure. METHODS: Fifty stable heart failure patients underwent a maximal symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise test on a treadmill to determine maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max), pulmonary function tests and maximum inspiratory (PImax) and expiratory (PEmax) pressure measurement. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, VO2max correlated with forced vital capacity (r = 0.35, p = 0.01), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (r = 0.45, p = 0.001), FEV1/FVC ratio (r = 0.37, p = 0.009), maximal midexpiratory flow rate (FEF25-75, r = 0. 47, p < 0.001), and PImax (r = 0.46, p = 0.001), but not with total lung capacity, diffusion capacity or PEmax. In stepwise linear regression analysis, FEF25-75 and PImax were shown to be independently related to VO2max, with a combined r and r2 value of 0. 56 and 0.32, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Lung function indices overall accounted for only approximately 30% of the variance in maximum exercise capacity observed in heart failure patients. The mechanism(s) by which these variables could set exercise limitation in heart failure awaits further investigation.  (+info)

AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the changes of maximal inspiratory mouth pressure (PImax) during a 400-m front crawl swimming trial. METHODS: Eleven well-trained competitive swimmers (age: 17.6+/-0.8 years, mean+/-SE) performed a 400-m fron
Measurement of respiratory muscle strength is useful in order to detect respiratory muscle weakness and to quantify its severity. In patients with severe respiratory muscle weakness, vital capacity is reduced but is a non-specific and relatively insensitive measure. Conventionally, inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength has been assessed by maximal inspiratory and expiratory mouth pressures sustained for 1 s (PImax and PEmax) during maximal static manoeuvre against a closed shutter. However, PImax and PEmax are volitional tests, and are poorly reproducible with an average coefficient of variation of 25%. The sniff manoeuvre is natural and probably easier to perform. Sniff pressure, and sniff transdiaphragmatic pressure are more reproducible and useful measure of diaphragmatic strength. Nevertheless, the sniff manoeuvre is also volition-dependent, and submaximal efforts are most likely to occur in patients who are ill or breathless. Non-volitional tests include measurements of twitch ...
The aims of this study were to determine whether caffeine administration increased respiratory muscle function and if this was associated with lung function improvement in prematurely born infants bei
Respiratory muscle function is critical for maintaining effective alveolar ventilation, and airway secretions clearance. The reduction in respiratory muscle function might lead to chronic respiratory insufficiency, and potentially to life-threatening problems. Respiratory muscle function and the impacts of various treatments regimens have not been investigated longitudinally in patients with advanced lung cancer patients.. The purposes for the 1st phase of this study are to exam longitudinal changes and the impact of various treatments on the respiratory muscle function, and the relations with dyspnea, functional capacity, quality of life, 6- and 12-month respiratory morbidity, and survival status (control group). The 2nd phase of this study will investigate the potential beneficial effects of chest physiotherapy in the same patient population (intervention group).. Methods: 102 patients with advanced lung cancer per group will be recruited from the National Taiwan University Hospital. ...
Most inspiratory muscle training (IMT) interventions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been implemented as fully supervised daily training for 30 minutes with controlled training loads using mechanical threshold loading (MTL) devices. Recently, an electronic tapered flow resistive loading (TFRL) device was introduced that has a different loading profile and stores training data during IMT sessions. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a brief, largely unsupervised IMT protocol conducted using either traditional MTL or TFRL on inspiratory muscle function in patients with COPD. Twenty patients with inspiratory muscle weakness who were clinically stable and participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation program were randomly allocated to perform 8 weeks of either MTL IMT or TFRL IMT. Participants performed 2 daily home-based IMT sessions of 30 breaths (3-5 minutes per session) at the highest tolerable intensity, supported by twice-weekly supervised ...
Most patients are readily liberated from mechanical ventilation (MV) support, however, 10% - 15% of patients experience failure to wean (FTW). FTW patients account for approximately 40% of all MV days and have significantly worse clinical outcomes. MV induced inspiratory muscle weakness has been implicated as a contributor to FTW and recent work has documented inspiratory muscle weakness in humans supported with MV. We conducted a single center, single-blind, randomized controlled trial to test whether inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) would improve weaning outcome in FTW patients. Of 129 patients evaluated for participation, 69 were enrolled and studied. 35 subjects were randomly assigned to the IMST condition and 34 to the SHAM treatment. IMST was performed with a threshold inspiratory device, set at the highest pressure tolerated and progressed daily. SHAM training provided a constant, low inspiratory pressure load. Subjects completed 4 sets of 6-10 training breaths, 5 days per week.
Purpose: It has been suggested that patients with inspiratory muscle weakness could benefit from specific inspiratory muscle training (IMT). We aimed to examine the frequency of patients with inspiratory muscle weakness in a Danish hospital-based outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program, and to evaluate the association between inspiratory muscle strength and peripheral muscle strength and walking capacity. Methods: Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (MIP) was assessed in 97 patients with COPD (39 men, 58 women, mean age years 70 ± 9, forced expiratory volume in 1 s ((FEV1) = 35 ± 10% pred.). The impact of MIP on knee-extension strength, walking distance, and symptom burden was evaluated using multiple linear regression analyses. Results: The MIP of the patients with COPD was 63 (95% CI 59; 67) cmH2O and it was significantly reduced compared to gender and age-matched reference values 76 (95% CI 73; 79) cmH2O (p , 0.001). Seven patients (7.2%) were under the lower limit of normal. MIP was ...
Principal Investigator:HASHIMOTO Yasuhiko, Project Period (FY):1996 - 1997, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Section:一般, Research Field:Anesthesiology/Resuscitation studies
The aim of this study is to better discriminate respiratory muscle dysfunction by comparing the measurements of thoracoabdominal motion obtained by an optoelectronic recording and the conventional tests of respiratory muscle strength. The final objective is to better select in the future the patients who need more specific assessment of diaphragmatic function like maximal transdiaphragmatic pressure measurement and phrenic nerve stimulation ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Body mass index is negatively correlated with respiratory muscle weakness and interleukin-6 production after coronary artery bypass grafting. AU - Iida, Yuki. AU - Yamada, Sumio. AU - Nishida, Osamu. AU - Nakamura, Tomoyuki. PY - 2010/3. Y1 - 2010/3. N2 - Purpose: The present study was performed to clarify the relationships between body mass index (BMI), interleukin-6 (IL-6) production, and respiratory muscle weakness in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Materials and Methods: The correlations among BMI, changes in maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressure (ΔMIP, ΔMEP) on postoperative days (POD) 1 and 7, postoperative IL-6, and rapid turnover proteins (retinol-binding protein, prealbumin, and transferrin) on POD1 were assessed in 154 consecutive patients undergoing elective CABG. The patients were divided into quartiles of BMI, Q1 (BMI, ,20.8 kg/m2) to Q4 (BMI, ≥25.25 kg/m2), and compared among groups. Results: There were significant correlations ...
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(1), 51-5. As for other skeletal muscles, ventilatory muscle performance can be described in terms of strength and endurance. Ventilatory muscle strength is measured, for example, as the maximum inspiratory and ... [more ▼]. As for other skeletal muscles, ventilatory muscle performance can be described in terms of strength and endurance. Ventilatory muscle strength is measured, for example, as the maximum inspiratory and expiratory mouth pressures. It is now a routine procedure in many pulmonary function laboratories. Measurements of ventilatory muscle endurance are more difficult but two general types of tests are used: maximum voluntary ventilation and inspiratory threshold loading. [less ▲]. Detailed reference viewed: 19 (1 ULiège) ...
Respiratory muscle strength can be assessed by measuring the maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP or PImax), and the maximal expiratory pressure (MEP or PEmax). The MIP reflects the strength of the diaphragm and other inspiratory muscles, while the MEP
The majority of my work has been directed at evaluating respiratory muscle function in health and disease. My initial research in this area focused on evaluating determinants of respiratory muscle endurance in healthy individuals. Among my significant contributions in this area were the findings that mean inspiratory flow rate, operational lung volume, and muscle energetics were key determinants of inspiratory muscle endurance. By extending these observations to patients with tetraplegia, Parkinsons Disease, diaphragm paralysis, and flail chest, we obtained a better understanding of respiratory muscle dysfunction in patients with varied diseases of the chest wall. While completing the above studies, it became apparent that the tools available to assess respiratory muscle function were limited due to their invasive nature. Consequently I became interested in developing ultrasound as a non-invasive tool to assess diaphragm function. After determining that diaphragm thickness could be accurately ...
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The functional outcomes of respiratory muscle loading by chemical (e.g. hypercapnia), mechanical (i.e. external mechanical loading) or ventilatory (e.g. exercise) factors can be either positive, such as through an increase in pressure-generating capacity of the inspiratory muscles or detrimental, such as by fatigue. Neurophysiological responses to respiratory muscle loading can occur at one or more points along the pathway from motor cortex to muscle. This paper describes the respiratory pump and upper airway motoneuron responses to the imposition of acute loads including processes of pre-activation, respiratory reflexes, potentiation and fatigue. It also considers changes suggestive of adaptation to chronic loading either from specific respiratory muscle training programs or as part of disease processes such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or obstructive sleep apnoea.. ...
The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the impairment in respiratory muscle strength in patients with PH have not yet been investigated conclusively. On the basis of observations mainly derived from chronic left heart failure, several mechanisms accounting for a reduction in respiratory muscle strength have been suggested. Structural skeletal muscle abnormalities and abnormal expression of myosin isoforms, highly suggestive of fibre type transformation predominantly pronounced in the diaphragm of patients with chronic left heart failure, have been reported [29]. Furthermore, fibre type changes associated with a myopathic pattern [30], cross-sectional muscle fibre reduction [31] and fast-to-slow transformations of myosin and regulatory proteins [32,33] in the diaphragm have also been reported. In addition, besides an intracellular calcium regulation disorder in the diaphragms of patients with chronic left heart failure [34], the occurrence of a depressed oxidative capacity ...
Polymyositis is a rare medical disorder complicating pregnancy. Ventilatory muscle weakness leading to respiratory failure is an uncommon manifestation of this autoimmune disease. We report a case of life-threatening hypercapnic respiratory failure due to polymyositis-related respiratory muscle weakness in a pregnant woman. A 31-year-old, African woman in her second trimester of pregnancy presented to the emergency department with fever, shortness of breath and muscle weakness. Initial investigations excluded pulmonary infection, thromboembolism, and cardiac dysfunction as the underlying cause of her symptoms. She developed deterioration in her level of consciousness due to carbon dioxide narcosis requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. Further workup revealed markedly elevated serum creatine kinase, abnormal electromyography and edema of her thigh muscles on magnetic resonance imaging. Diagnosis of polymyositis was confirmed by muscle biopsy. After receiving pulse steroid, intravenous
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Backgrounds: Respiratory muscle strength is recognized to be impaired in patients with COPD, while its severity in Chinese COPD patients and the related factors remains unclear. Twitch mouth pressure (TwPM) responded to cervical magnetic stimulation is a non-volitional technique to measure respiratory muscle strength. Thus, the present study was aimed to quantify the severity of respiratory muscle weakness at different stages of COPD, and to investigate the potential factors related to TwPM in COPD.. Methods: Seventy-five patients with COPD and sixty-three age-matched controls participated in the study. Pulmonary function was tested for each participant. Respiratory muscle strength was assessed with measurement of both TwPM and non-volitional static mouth pressures. A score of physical activity (PA score) was obtained using an adapted physical activity questionnaire for the elderly, and nutritional status was evaluated with a multiple-nutritional index. Multiple regression models were developed ...
Methods. Ninteen well-trained rowers were divided into two groups: IMT (T) and control (C). The T group, in addition to their daily rowing practice, performed IMT by means of a threshold inspiratory muscle trainer for ~0.5h·d-1, 5 times a week for 6 weeks. The C group participated only in their regular daily rowing training. Prior to the initiation and at the completion of the 6-week IMT program, both groups underwent an incremental treadmill run test to determine V.O2max. Maximum inspiratory mouth pressure (PImax) was measured at rest and following the V.O2max test. On a separate occasion, rowing performance was evaluated by a 2 000 m all-out effort on a rowing ergometer. Dyspnea sensation was assessed by a modified Borg scale and Lmax was measured by an enzymatic method ...
The present study therefore aims to investigate the pathophysiology of respiratory muscle dysfunction in patients with optimally treated, stable HFrEF by means of multi-modal respiratory and skeletal muscle strength testing (including diaphragm ultrasound, magnetic phrenic nerve Stimulation with assessment of transdiaphragmatic pressures and transdiaphragmatic pressures after a comprehensive set of voluntary tests). That said answers can be given (1) to the question whether respiratory muscle dysfunction contributes to the sensation of breathlesness and/or exercise intolerance independent from left ventricular function in HF. (2) to the question what the natural time course of respiratory muscle dysfunction in these patients looks like ...
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) can prevent critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM), according to Greek researchers. CIPNM is an acquired limb and respiratory muscle weakness that is a common and serious problem among intensive care unit patients, and can result in prolonged ICU and hospital stay. EMS can also shorten the duration of weaning from mechanical ventilation and the length of ICU stay.. The study was presented at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans.. CIPNM is a very common complication of critical illness and ICU stay affecting approximately one-quarter of ICU patients and is characterized by profound muscle weakness or even paralysis. No preventive tool has been reported so far for critical illness polyneuromyopathy, said Serafim Nanas, M.D., associate professor at the National and Kapodistiran University of Athens, First Critical Care Medicine Department, and the principal investigator of the study. ICU patients undergo long periods of immobilization due ...
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) can prevent critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM), according to Greek researchers. CIPNM is an acquired limb and respiratory muscle weakness that is a common and serious problem among intensive care unit patients, and can result in prolonged ICU and hospital stay. EMS can also shorten the duration of weaning from mechanical ventilation and the length of ICU stay.
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Pulmonary hyperinflation is commonly divided into static and dynamic in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The former can be directly attributed to the emphysema-related reduction in lung elasticity, leading to a larger volume at which lung and chest wall recoil pressures are balanced. As a consequence, both total lung capacity and functional residual capacity increase above their normal levels. Conversely, dynamic hyperinflation (DH) is caused by expiratory airflow limitation, air trapping and auto-positive end-expiratory pressure. This further increases functional residual capacity.. Extensive literature has accumulated on the objective and subjective manifestations and sequelae of pulmonary hyperinflation in COPD, including effects on respiratory muscle function, ventilation, work of breathing, exercise tolerance, cardiovascular function, dyspnoea and health status. The purpose of the articles in this issue of the European Respiratory Review is to summarise some of ...
Assessment of maximum respiratory pressures is a common practice in intensive care because it can predict the success of weaning from ventilation. However, the reliability of measurements through an intubation catheter has not been compared with standard measurements. The aim of this study was to compare maximum respiratory pressures measured through an intubation catheter with the same measurements using a standard mouthpiece in extubated patients. A prospective observational study was carried out in adults who had been under ventilation for at least 24 h and for whom extubation was planned. Maximal respiratory pressure measurements were carried out before and 24 h following extubation. Ninety patients were included in the analyses (median age: 61.5 years, median SAPS2 score: 42.5 and median duration of ventilation: 7 days). Maximum respiratory pressures measured through the intubation catheter were as reliable as measurements through a standard mouthpiece (difference in maximal inspiratory pressure:
Comparison of Pimax and Pemax before and after CPET in the same individuals in relation to oxygen kinetics has not been previously examined. Therefore, in this study, Pimax and Pemax measurements were repeated at 10 minutes into recovery from exercise. In agreement with previous findings, a weak (although statistically significant) correlation, before and after CPET, existed between Pimax and peak V̇o2.17 34 Assuming that the fall in V̇o2 during early recovery from exercise is linear, V̇o2 recovery in patients with CHF was examined in a linear regression model. Our measurements applied to the fast component (alactic phase) of the repayment of the oxygen debt.30 Investigators who studied the repayment of oxygen debt have used single23 35 36 and double exponential equations36 to describe the fall in V̇o2 during the recovery period. It was observed in stable workload protocols that the time constant and half-time (T1/2) derived from it were independent of the work level.35 Recently, Cohen-Solal ...
1. The physiological basis of inspiratory effort sensation remains uncertain. Previous studies have suggested that pleural pressure, rather than inspiratory muscle fatigue, is the principal determinant of inspiratory effort sensation. However, only a limited range of inspiratory flows and breathing patterns have been examined. We suspected that inspiratory effort sensation was related to the inspiratory muscle tension-time index developed whatever the breathing pattern or load, and that this might explain the additional rise in sensation seen with hypercapnia.. 2. To investigate this we measured hypercapnic re-breathing responses in seven normal subjects (six males, age range 21-38 years) with and without an inspiratory resistive load of 10 cm H2O. Pleural and transdiaphragmatic pressures, mouth occlusion pressure and breathing pattern were measured. Diaphragmatic and ribcage tension-time indices were calculated from these data. Inspiratory effort sensation was recorded using a Borg scale at 30s ...
Surface electromyography (sEMG) can be used for the evaluation of respiratory muscle activity. Recording sEMG involves the use of surface electrodes in a bipolar configuration. However, electrocardiographic (ECG) interference and electrode orientation represent considerable drawbacks to bipolar acquisition. As an alternative, concentric ring electrodes (CREs) can be used for sEMG acquisition and offer great potential for the evaluation of respiratory muscle activity due to their enhanced spatial resolution and simple placement protocol, which does not depend on muscle fiber orientation. The aim of this work was to analyze the performance of CREs during respiratory sEMG acquisitions. Respiratory muscle sEMG was applied to the diaphragm and sternocleidomastoid muscles using a bipolar and a CRE configuration. Thirty-two subjects underwent four inspiratory load spontaneous breathing tests which was repeated after interchanging the electrode positions. We calculated parameters such as (1) spectral ...
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder that affects more than 4% of the population and can lead to symptoms from daytime drowsiness to high blood pressure. People with sleep apnoea are often not breathing normally during sleep and may experience periods where the airway closes and they are unable to breathe. In severe sleep apnoea this can occur 50-60 times each hour. That is once each minute. The closure of the upper airway is thought to be due to a number of factors, one of which is that the neural drive to the airway muscles is insufficient in people with sleep apnoea. In our lab, we have made the first extensive recordings from the major muscle of the upper airway, genioglossus. We have shown that the neural drive to this muscle is very complex, more so than any limb muscle. At NeuRA, we have also pioneered new methods to image this muscle using fMRI and ultrasound. We are now planning to look at how changes in muscle architecture and mechanics relate to the neural drive to the muscle ...
Scientific Basis. Decramer and Macklem introduced a method for inferring respiratory muscle action by measuring esophageal and gastric pressures (23) For example, inhalations made with rib cage muscles alone (as in diaphragm paralysis) result in decreases in both esophageal pressure, which is normal, and in gastric pressure, which is not, whereas diaphragmatic inhalations result in increased gastric pressure and a negative swing in Pes (lung inflation) (Figure 5).. Advantages. This technique is useful and informative when esophageal and abdominal pressures are recorded.. ...
Written and conducted by Frédéric Lemaitre, Jérémy B. Coquart, Florence Chavallard, Ingrid Castres, Patrick Mucci, Guillaume Costalat, Didier Chollet. J Sports Sci Med. 2013 Dec; 12(4): 630-638. Published online 2013 Dec 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3873652/ Abstract While some studies have demons
After cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), the respiratory muscles are partly or completely paralysed. This has two major clinical consequences: a decreased ability to get air into the lungs and a decreased ability to cough and remove secretions. This results in a lifetime of recurrent respiratory tract infections (2/year/person) that often progress to pneumonia with frequent and extended hospital admissions. People with cervical SCI are 150 times more likely to die from respiratory complications than the general population, as many as 28% die within the first year after injury. For those that survive the first year, a cervical SCI has a lifetime cost of $9.5million, a large proportion of which is attributed to respiratory-related complications. A recent longitudinal study of people with cervical SCI showed that respiratory muscle weakness is associated with incidental pneumonia. Respiratory muscle weakness also causes dyspnoea (breathlessness) and sleep-disordered breathing, which is 4-10 times ...
During intensive exercise, the breathing muscles have a significant rising oxygen demand in line with the increase of speed and volume of breathing (hyperpnoea)1. These respiratory muscles are at risk of fatigue, especially during endurance sports. As the breathing rate and volume increase during near maximal exercise, blood flow to the legs is significantly altered1.. The bodys sensitivity to blood carbon dioxide also has an impact on the work of the respiratory muscles during exercise. If your BOLT score is low, you will breathe harder when exercise intensifies. Breathing hard requires a lot of work from the respiratory muscles, and as these muscles become fatigued, blood is diverted from the legs to support breathing9. This redistribution of blood away from the working muscles is called metaboreflex. It makes your legs feel tired, forcing you to slow down or stop. When the respiratory muscles overwork, metabolic by-products like lactic acid collect in the tissues, causing reduced circulation ...
The reduced TLC showed a mild restrictive defect. At the same time the relatively normal DLCO indicates that the restriction is probably not due to interstitial lung disease and more likely either a chest wall or a neuromuscular disorder, both of which can prevent the thorax from expanding completely but where the lung tissue remains normal. The reduced MIP and MEP tends to suggest that a neuromuscular disorder is the more likely of the two. I take this with a grain of salt however, and that is because this individual never had pulmonary function tests before and for this reason there is no way to know what their baseline DLCO was prior to the restriction. At the same time far too many individuals perform the MIP/MEP test poorly and low results are not definitive, and in this case in particular the results are so low the individual should have been in the ER, not the PFT Lab.. The CPET results were somewhat complicated, in that a close inspection showed both pulmonary and cardiovascular ...
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When the scalene muscles are fixed from above, they elevate the first and second ribs to become respiratory muscles for breathing. Acting from below, they bend the spinal column to the same side or, if muscles act on both sides, the spinal column is slightly flexed.. ...
Calling For Breath during your massage is one of the most important elements of getting a massage. Were told from a young age to hold in our gut to help our posture and waistline appearance. Unfortunately, all this does is force us to breathe higher up into our necks and upper chest and places unnecessary strain on secondary respiratory muscles that support our neck and ribcage.. Belly breathing allows us to make use of the primary respiratory muscle, the diaphragm, to bring air into our lungs and tap into vital lung capacity. More oxygen enters our blood stream and secondary respiratory muscles such as the scalenes, sternocleidomastoid (SCM), and intercostals remain within capacity without strain. Bringing our breath down into our bellies helps with digestion; allowing movement within our abdominal cavity massages digestive and other abdominal organs, pumping fresh blood in and waste products out of the tissues. Abdominal breathing or breath work is taught in yoga, voice classes, and ...
Maltais F. Simard A. Simard J et 01. Oxidative capacity of the bdween dyspnea, diaphragm and sternomastoid recruitment during skeletal muscle and lactic acid kinetics during exercise in normal inspiratory resistance breathing in normal subjects. Chest 1990; subjects and in patients with COPO. Am J RespirCdtCore Med 98:298-302. 65. Cohen C, Zagelbaum G, Gross 0 et al. Clinical manifestations of inspiratory muscle fatigue. A m ) Med 1982; 73: 308-16. 66. Martinez F, Montes de Oca M, Whyte R et aJ. Lung inflation hinders rib cage anatomy and respiratory muscle function. All of this results in increased work of breathing, decreased reserve and dyspnoea. In addition, COPD has important associated peripheral muscle dysfunction,which, coupled with the respiratory events, promotes a sedentary lifestyle and ever-increasing functional limitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation reverses many of the consequences of these pathophysiological problems and thereby improves overall outcome with little impacl on ...
Like all other muscles, we can improve our respiratory muscles with stretching and strength training exercises. We even can increase our vital lung capacity, allowing us to inhale more air and thus increase our oxygen intake with each breath.. Being able to inhale more oxygen for each breath brings many benefits. Youll feel more energized, recover faster from injuries and trauma and perform at peak performance. More and more top athletes and other high performance professionals are taking up breath training as at the highest level of competition, more oxygen gives a serious advantage.. Training the respiratory muscles is also invaluable for people that suffer from a condition that reduces your breathing ability, such as COPD, asthma or pneumonia. When your ability to breathe is compromised, your body will not get the amount of oxygen it needs to be fully energized. Strengthening your respiratory muscles and making them more flexible can help minimize the negative impact of illnesses and ...
During rounds with the gung ho doctor, he was very ready to start weaning and pull the tube. I expressed concerns about her not being ready to wean vent settings in preparation of pulling the breathing tube because she was still symptomatic of rhinovirus (which is what got her intubated in the first place) and acting sick. She already works hard to breathe and just couldnt handle the work of being sick on top of the work she was already doing. Respiratory muscle fatigue kept her from ventilating like she should. Also, I expressed concern about the method they were wanting to use to wean her vent settings. They were wanting to wean her peep (the tiny air pockets in the lungs staying at least mildly inflated even when inhaling) relatively quickly and put her in volume support instead of pressure support. Aubree has always pulled pretty great volumes, but struggles with peep because of her chest being restricted. Also, from her previous extubation after surgery, she did not tolerate volume ...
During rounds with the gung ho doctor, he was very ready to start weaning and pull the tube. I expressed concerns about her not being ready to wean vent settings in preparation of pulling the breathing tube because she was still symptomatic of rhinovirus (which is what got her intubated in the first place) and acting sick. She already works hard to breathe and just couldnt handle the work of being sick on top of the work she was already doing. Respiratory muscle fatigue kept her from ventilating like she should. Also, I expressed concern about the method they were wanting to use to wean her vent settings. They were wanting to wean her peep (the tiny air pockets in the lungs staying at least mildly inflated even when inhaling) relatively quickly and put her in volume support instead of pressure support. Aubree has always pulled pretty great volumes, but struggles with peep because of her chest being restricted. Also, from her previous extubation after surgery, she did not tolerate volume ...
The next discussion was with Dr Peter Cho where we discussed some of the physical effects on the body such as breathlessness due to swelling and narrowing of the lung airways and excess mucus in the lung passages. The most intriguing fact we learned in that discussion, in my opinion was the fact that there is permanent damage to the air sacs of the lungs due to scarring from the constant strain from coughing. In the discussion with Dr Alexis Cullen we were stimulated to think about possible relationships between mental health and smoking. For instance, ways in which we could test whether individuals with mental health are more likely to smoke or whether smoking led to and/or worsened mental health. What I found most fascinating was the fact that research needs to be cautious of third factors that could affect the investigation. For example, a third factor could be the socio-economic background of the individuals causing them to either start smoking or affecting their mental health. The final ...
Tytu : Poziom zm czenia mi ni oddechowych podczas p ywania z r n intensywno ci a skuteczno prowadzonej akcji ratowniczej = Respiratory muscle fatigue level during swimming with different intensity and effectiveness of the water rescue / Dybi ska Ewa, Kucia Katarzyna, Bia kowski Tomasz, Pa ka Tomasz, Topa Sylwia ...
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To Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder with genetic origin. Pleuritis is most common in FMF. Long-term sequelae of respiratory system havent been described in FMF. We documented pulmonary manifestations in patient with FMF. A 61-year- old woman presented with dyspnea, unilateral chest pain, generalized myalgia and FMF. Physical examination was unremarkable. Radiological data showed left-sided pleuritis, minimal pleural effusion. Pleural effusion resolved spontaneously in one week later but patient had still dyspnea. Pulmonary function tests (PFT) was normal. Further examination detected respiratory muscle weakness and decreased functional capacity. Patient then underwent inspiratory muscle training (IMT) for six weeks. After training, inspiratory muscle strength and functional capacity increased. Perception of dyspnea and fatique decreased. In long-term follow-up, frequency of attacks decreased. To our knowledge, there is no study on respiratory muscle weakness ...
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cough protects the lungs from aspiration. We investigated whether respiratory muscle training may improve respiratory muscle and cough function, and potentially reduce pneumonia risk in acute stroke. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial in 82 patients with stroke (mean age, 64±14 years; 49 men) within 2 weeks of stroke onset. Participants were masked to treatment allocation and randomized to 4 weeks of daily expiratory (n=27), inspiratory (n=26), or sham training (n=25), using threshold resistance devices. Primary outcome was the change in peak expiratory cough flow of maximal voluntary cough. Intention-to-treat analyses were conducted using ANCOVA, adjusting for baseline prognostic covariates. RESULTS: There were significant improvements in the mean maximal inspiratory (14 cmH2O; P,0.0001) and expiratory (15 cmH2O; P,0.0001) mouth pressure and peak expiratory cough flow of voluntary cough (74 L/min; P=0.0002) between baseline and 28 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Six-month nocturnal nasal positive pressure ventilation improves respiratory muscle capacity and exercise endurance in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. AU - Chiang, Ling Ling. AU - Yu, Chih Teng. AU - Liu, Chien Ying. AU - Lo, Yu Lun. AU - Kuo, Han Pin. AU - Lin, Horng Chyuan. PY - 2006/6. Y1 - 2006/6. N2 - Background/Purpose: This study was designed to investigate the effects of 6 months of nocturnal nasal positive pressure ventilation (NNPPV) on respiratory muscle function and exercise capacity in patients with chronic respiratory failure. Methods: A prospective, randomized, controlled design was used. Twenty-nine patients with chronic respiratory failure were enrolled and allocated to either the NNPPV (n = 14) or control group (n = 15). Patients in the NNPPV group received bi-level positive pressure ventilation via nasal mask for 6 consecutive months. Arterial blood gas, respiratory muscle assessment and 6-minute walk test (6MWT) were performed before and ...
The current body of clinical research work confirms the complex mechanisms that are in place between the respiratory system and the circulatory systems of the human body. This paper attempts to capture that information in a form that addresses the scope of the work and how it applies to the respiratory muscle training uniquely provided by PowerLung products.Twelve (12) sets of muscles are used in breathing. These muscle groups are used for both inhale and exhale. Principles of strength training in the literature show improved co-ordination and efficiency results by training both agonist and antagonist muscle groups. (Sale 1988) Like other sets of muscles, the respiratory muscles can be trained for improvement in strength, endurance or both. (Pardy, et al 1988 ...
We assessed the effects of respiratory muscle training (RMT) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) on vital capacity (VC), maximal static inspiratory (PImax) and expiratory (PEmax) pressures and maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV). Eight patients
BACKGROUND: After stroke, pneumonia is a relevant medical complication that can be precipitated by aspiration of saliva, liquids, or solid food. Swallowing difficulty and aspiration occur in a significant proportion of stroke survivors. Cough, an important mechanism protecting the lungs from inhaled materials, can be impaired in stroke survivors, and the likely cause for this impairment is central weakness of the respiratory musculature. Thus, respiratory muscle training in acute stroke may be useful in the recovery of respiratory muscle and cough function, and may thereby reduce the risk of pneumonia. The present study is a pilot study, aimed at investigating the validity and feasibility of this approach by exploring effect size, safety, and patient acceptability of the intervention. METHODS/DESIGN: Adults with moderate to severe stroke impairment (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score 5 to 25 at the time of admission) are recruited within 2 weeks of stroke onset. ...
U.S., Jan. 18 -- ClinicalTrials.gov registry received information related to the study (NCT03021252) titled Respiratory Muscle Training in Stroke Swallowing Disorders on Jan. 10. Brief Summary: Clinical randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of incorporating inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IEMT) in the rehabilitation of stroke patients with dysphagia in terms of functional outcomes, comorbidities, survival and quality of life. This project also incorporates a longitudinal study to assess the clinical impact of dysphagia on body composition and nutritional status in stroke patients. Study Start Date: March 2017 Study Type: Interventional Condition: Swallowing Disorder Stroke Respiratory Muscle Training Malnutrition Intervention: Device: High intensity IEMT Training load will be the maximum inspiratory / expiratory load defined according to patient tolerance equivalent to 10 maximal repetitions (RM) as 10 consecutive inspirations / expirations (x 5 set), twice a day, ...
Hypertension is a complex chronic condition characterized by elevated arterial blood pressure. Management of hypertension includes non-pharmacologic strategies, which may include techniques that effectively reduce autonomic sympathetic activity. Respiratory exercises improve autonomic control over cardiovascular system and attenuate muscle metaboreflex. Because of these effects, respiratory exercises may be useful to lower blood pressure in subjects with hypertension. This randomized, double-blind clinical trial will test the efficacy of inspiratory muscle training in reducing blood pressure in adults with essential hypertension. Subjects are randomly allocated to intervention or control groups. Intervention consists of inspiratory muscle training loaded with 40 % of maximum inspiratory pressure, readjusted weekly. Control sham intervention consists of unloaded exercises. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures are co-primary endpoint measures assessed with 24 h ambulatory blood pressure ...
Respiratory Muscle Training can improve pulmonary function and performance, and a variety of tests have proven that the PowerLung device can assist in RMT.
article: Combined aerobic exercise and high-intensity respiratory muscle training in patients surgically treated for non-small cell lung cancer: a pilot randomized clinical trial - European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2019 February;55(1):113-22 - Minerva Medica - Riviste
An increased work of breathing during heavy whole body exercise can lead to respiratory muscle fatigue (RMF) and decreased leg blood flow. Heavy exercise also increases inactive limb and cutaneous blood flow. It is not known, however, how RMF affects inactive limb and cutaneous blood flow. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that RMF during heavy exercise would reduce: 1) inactive limb blood flow, 2) inactive limb vascular conductance, and 3) inactive limb cutaneous blood flow. Twelve healthy men (23 ± 2 yrs) completed baseline pulmonary function tests followed by an incremental cycle test to VO[subscript]2[subscript]max. Subjects then cycled at both 70% and 85%VO2max (randomized) for 20 minutes. Subjects performed a second 85%VO[subscript]2[subscript]max test ingesting N-acetylcysteine (NAC) (1800mg), which has been reported to reduce RMF, 45 minutes prior the test. Maximum inspiratory pressures (P[subscript]Imax) were measured prior to and immediately following each exercise trial to ...
It is unknown whether the respiratory muscles contribute to exercise-induced increases in plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentration, if this is related to diaphragm fatigue, and whether inspiratory muscle training (IMT) attenuates the plasma IL-6 response to whole body exercise and/or a volitional mimic of the exercise hyperpnea. Twelve healthy males were divided equally into an IMT or placebo (PLA) group, and before and after a 6-wk intervention they undertook, on separate days, 1 h of 1) passive rest, 2) cycling exercise at estimated maximal lactate steady state power (EX), and 3) volitional hyperpnea at rest, which mimicked the breathing and respiratory muscle recruitment patterns achieved during EX (HYPEX). Plasma IL-6 concentration remained unchanged during passive rest. The plasma IL-6 response to EX was reduced following IMT (main effect of intervention, P = 0.039) but not PLA (P = 0.272). Plasma IL-6 concentration increased during HYPEX (main effect of time, P , 0.01) and was unchanged ...
The plasma concentration of interleukin-6 (IL-6) increases during cycling exercise (EX) (Starkie et al. J. Physiol 2001; 533:585-591) and inspiratory resistive breathing (IRB) (Vassilakopoulos et al. Am. J. Physiol 1999; 277:R1013-R1019). Whether inspiratory muscle training (IMT) can attenuate the magnitude of the IL-6 response to EX and volitional hyperpnoea (VH) rather than IRB is unknown. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that IMT would reduce the IL-6 response to EX and/or VH.. Twelve male participants performed either 6 weeks of pressure-threshold IMT (n=6) or placebo (PLA) training (n=6). Before and after training, participants undertook three 1 hour experimental trials on separate days: (i) passive rest; (ii) EX; and (iii) VH. EX was performed at maximum lactate steady state power. In VH, participants voluntarily mimicked at rest the breathing and respiratory muscle recruitment pattern attained during EX.. IL-6 peaked immediately after EX for both the IMT and PLA groups (6.75 ± 1.6 and ...
Discussion. RMS was improved to a level superior to that witnessed in 50-59 yr females from the same demographic (Watsford et al., 2002), to a level of 30-39 yr females (Neder et al., 1999). An increase in RMS may improve exertional respiratory efficiency, thus impacting on submaximal walking performance. In turn, there may be decreased respiratory muscle blood flow during exercise, accounting for the improvement in oxygen consumption. Improved walking efficiency will have large implications for exercise participation and adherence in this age group, as many tasks undertaken by this age group are within this intensity range. These individuals may have the capacity to perform a greater quantity of exercise following RMT intervention and therefore have the capacity to maintain or improve health to a greater degree. Mobility impairments cause many older individuals to be restricted from performing exercise of moderate to high intensity. When attempting to improve fitness level, elevated intensity ...
This study investigated the effects of inhaled vilanterol/fluticasone furoate on breathing pattern, dyspnoea and respiratory muscle function in patients with
It has been suggested that NIV works by resting chronically fatigued respiratory muscles.53 However, research in this area has been hampered by the absence of good tests of respiratory muscle fatigue and conflicting results have been reported. Small increases in mouth pressure have been cited as evidence of improved capacity though, in the absence of a control group, these may have been due to learning effects and better motivation; other studies54-57 have reported improved daytime arterial blood gas tensions in the absence of changes in the indices of respiratory muscle strength. Shapiro et al 58 studied 184 patients with COPD randomised to receive active or sham negative pressure ventilation at home using a poncho wrap ventilator. They did not show any significant difference between the two groups but compliance with treatment was much less than anticipated. They compared their primary end point, a six minute walking test, with the dose of respiratory muscle rest actually delivered and ...
Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) will improve exercise tolerance or performance by delaying the onset of the inspiratory muscle metaboreflex.
Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) will improve exercise tolerance or performance by delaying the onset of the inspiratory muscle metaboreflex.
Respiratory muscles dysfunction in patients with COPD could affect the inhalation technique and be one of the causes of ICS and brochodilators inefficacy.. Aim of study: To evaluate efficacy of Budesonide/Formoterol combination in dry powder inhaler (Symbicort, Astra Zeneca) in patients with COPD (stage III) with signs of respiratory muscles dysfunction.. Study population and Methods: 20 patients with COPD III (17 men, mean age 58.9±6.3 yrs), who regularly treated by high doses of any ICS and bronchodilators no less than three month made the study sample. All patients were current smokers and had signs of respiratory muscles dysfunction (PImax ≤60 kPa).. At baseline all patient withdrawn from their COPD therapy and were prescribed Budesonide/Formoterol combination 320/9 mcg BID.. Pulmonary function tests (FEV1, MMLV), PImax, 6MWD and plasma C- reactive protein were evaluated before and 12 months after beginning of the study.. Results: Results are present in Table 1. ...
Alterations to the supply of oxygen during early life presents a profound stressor to physiological systems with aberrant remodeling that is often long-lasting. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is a feature of apnea of prematurity, chronic lung disease and sleep apnea. CIH affects respiratory control but there is a dearth of information concerning the effects of CIH on respiratory muscles, including the diaphragm - the major pump muscle of breathing. We investigated the effects of exposure to gestational CIH (gCIH) and postnatal CIH (pCIH) on diaphragm muscle function in male and female rats. CIH consisted of exposure in environmental chambers to 90s of hypoxia reaching 5% O2 at nadir, once every 5 min, 8 hrs a day. Exposure to gCIH started within 24 hours of identification of a copulation plug and continued until day 20 of gestation; animals were studied on postnatal day 22 or 42. For pCIH, pups were born in normoxia and within 24h of delivery were exposed with dams to CIH for 3 weeks; animals were
Maximal functional capacity was evaluated with an incremental exercise test, with expired gas analysis, on a treadmill (INBRAMED 10200, Porto Alegre, Brazil), using a ramp protocol, starting at a speed of 2.4 km·h−1and 2% slope, with 20-s increments of speed (0.1 to 0.2 km·h−1) and 60-s increments in slope (0.5% to 1.0%), to reach volitional fatigue at approximately 10 min. Twelve-lead electrocardiographic tracings were obtained every minute (Nihon Khoden Corp., Tokyo, Japan). Blood pressure was measured every 2 min with a standard cuff sphygmomanometer. Metabolic and ventilatory variables were measured during and after exercise by 20-s mean aliquots, by a computer-aided gas analyzer (Total Metabolic Analysis System, TEEM 100, Aero Sport, Ann Arbor, Michigan), previously validated (17). Peak oxygen uptake (V̇o2peak) was considered the highest value of V̇o2calculated in a period of 20 s of exercise. Maximal circulatory power was calculated as the product of V̇o2peak and peak systolic ...
To our knowledge, no data have been provided as to whether and to what extent dynamic hyperinflation, through its deleterious effect on inspiratory muscle function, affects the perception of dyspnoea during induced bronchoconstriction in patients with chronic airflow obstruction. We hypothesized that dynamic hyperinflation accounts in part for the variability in dyspnoea during acute bronchoconstriction. We therefore studied 39 consecutive clinically stable patients whose pulmonary function data were as follows (% of predicted value): vital capacity (VC), 97.8% (S.D. 16.0%); functional residual capacity, 105.0% (18.8%); actual forced expiratory volume in 1s (FEV1)/VC ratio, 56.1% (6.3%). Perception of dyspnoea using the Borg scale was assessed during a methacholine-induced fall in FEV1. The clinical score and the treatment score, the level of bronchial hyper-responsiveness and the cytological sputum differential count were also assessed. In each patient, the percentage fall in FEV1 and the ...
BACKGROUND--Inspiratory muscle strength is often better reflected by oesophageal pressure during a maximal sniff (sniff POES) than by maximal inspiratory pressure (PImax). Sniff POES can be estimated non-invasively by measuring the sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP). The aim was to establish maximal normal values for the SNIP and to compare them with PImax. METHODS--One hundred and sixty healthy subjects (80 men) aged 20-80 years were recruited. All subjects had a forced vital capacity (FVC) of , 80%, a forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)/FVC of , 85% predicted value, and a body mass index of 18-31 kg/m2. Because PImax is known to be reduced in the supine posture, the SNIP was measured in both the sitting and the supine positions. PImax sustained over one second was measured from functional residual capacity (FRC) in the sitting position with a standard flanged mouthpiece during four manoeuvres. SNIP was measured from FRC in the sitting and supine positions using a catheter ...
The group collaborated with the Hospital del Mar-IMIM in Barcelona to tackle the current lack of instruments for assessing respiratory muscle activation during the breathing cycle in clinical conditions.. Read more…. Working together with the hospitals Department of Respiratory Medicine, IBECs Biomedical Signal Processing and Interpretation group tested respiratory muscle mechanomyography (MMG) as a way to assess the mechanical activation of the inspiratory muscles of the lower chest wall in both patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and healthy subjects. This non-invasive method confirmed the relationship between inspiratory muscle activation characterised by a non-linear index (MLZ: multistate Lempel-Ziv) and pulmonary function parameters.. Their results suggest that respiratory muscle MMG is a good reflection of inspiratory effort, and could be used in clinical conditions to estimate the efficiency of the mechanical activation of the inspiratory muscles, contributing ...
Our results show that VIS and FIS increased pulmonary volumes in healthy adults; however, VIS induced a greater total chest wall volume, especially in the abdominal compartment, and lower respiratory muscle activity, compared to FIS. Moreover, we observed that only FIS promoted thoracoabdominal asynchrony. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to compare both types of incentive spirometry using accurate equipment that allows chest wall volume assessment in a 3-dimensional and 3-compartment analysis that also simultaneously quantifies the respiratory muscle activity.. Although VIS or FIS are widely used and recommended in clinical practice, especially for perioperative care, there is no consensus about their benefits or indications, and no study has demonstrated which incentive spirometer is the most effective.22-24 This is most likely because few studies have assessed the differences in respiratory mechanics between the 2 devices. Parreira et al10 and Tomich et al11 evaluated ...
Heart failure (HF) is configured major problem for public health in the country. Affected individuals may experience fatigue, dyspnea, respiratory muscle...
Let me tell you that breathing plays an important part in exercise and relaxation. When your respiratory muscles are strong, you are capable of taking in more oxygen per breath.
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It should be emphasized that CPAP levels should be carefully titrated to the individual patients subjective response; levels in excess of the inspiratory threshold load will result in further hyperinflation and attendant potentially deleterious mechanical, hemodynamic, and sensory consequences. Theoretically, CPAP could be used as an adjunct to exercise training. By prolonging exercise duration, CPAP may permit some very breathless patients to reach the hitherto unattainable threshold at which physiologic training effects are achieved. The potential utility of CPAP in the rehabilitative setting warrants further investigation.. In summary, while the most obvious mechanical defect in CAL is increased expiratory resistance, the major mechanical consequence is inspiratory muscle loading. Qualitatively, breathlessness in CAL primarily encompasses the perception of inspiratory difficulty and is commonly expressed in terms of heightened inspiratory effort or awareness of unrewarded inspiratory effort ...
Muscle training refers to the use of anaerobic endurance to increase the size of skeletal muscle and muscular contraction to increase, build and maintain strength. The most common form of muscle building involves the use of elastic hydraulic training or gravity forces in order to oppose muscle contraction. Muscle training is divided into three basic categories: isometric training, isotonic training and isokinetic training.. Isometric Muscle Training. These exercises function to develop static strength. This is the strength needed to pull or push a heavy object or hold it up for any length of time. The joint and muscle are worked together. The Plank is an example of a typical isometric exercise.. 1. Lie face down on a mat while resting on forearms with palms flat on floor. 2. Push off floor while rising up onto toes, resting on elbows. 3. Keep back flat while remaining in a straight line. 4. Tilt pelvis and contract abdominal muscles. 5. Hold position for 20-60 seconds before lowering, repeat 3-5 ...
REFERENCES. 1. Puthucheary ZA, Rawal J, McPhail M, et al. Acute skeletal muscle wasting in critical illness. JAMA 2013;310:1591-600. [ Links ] 2. Ryan AM, Power DG, Daly L, et al. Cancer-associated malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia: the skeleton in the hospital closet 40 years later. Proc Nutr Soc 2016;75:199-211. [ Links ] 3. Huang DD, Chen XX, Chen XY, et al. Sarcopenia predicts 1-year mortality in elderly patients undergoing curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a prospective study. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2016;142:2347-56. [ Links ] 4. Go SI, Park MJ, Song HN, et al. Sarcopenia and inflammation are independent predictors of survival in male patients newly diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. Support Care Cancer 2016;24:2075-84. [ Links ] 5. Houston DK, Nicklas BJ, Ding J, et al. Dietary protein intake is associated with lean mass change in older, community-dwelling adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87:150-5. [ Links ] 6. Bunout ...
Respiratory muscles. Initially this results in rapid, shallow breathing with an inability to cough. In advanced stages it is ... The toxin or toxins paralyze muscle tissue - in particular: *Skeletal muscles. This results in the overt paralysis for which ... Laryngeal muscles. This results in an altered 'voice' and an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia (inhalation of food, saliva ... Oesophageal muscle. This results in drooling (of saliva) and regurgitation. It increases the risks of choking and aspiration ...
Respiratory system: the organs used for breathing, the pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs and diaphragm. ... Muscular system: movement with muscles.. *Nervous system: collecting, transferring and processing information with brain, ...
respiratory effort. *respiratory rate. *eye movements. *brain waves. *electrical activity in muscles ... While muscles are able to regenerate even in the absence of sleep, neurons are incapable of this ability. Specific stages of ... Also known as slow wave sleep (SWS), Stage 3 is characterized by brain temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, and blood ... Stage 2 is characterized by further decline in muscle activity accompanied by a fading sense of consciousness of surroundings. ...
muscle strength (including respiratory muscles);. *renal capacity and depletion leading to water and electrolyte disturbances; ... Unintentional weight loss may result from loss of body fats, loss of body fluids, muscle atrophy, or a combination of these.[47 ... including diminished muscle mass.[53] Around 25% experience moderate to severe weight loss, and most others have some weight ... muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue). Weight loss can either occur unintentionally because of malnourishment or an ...
muscle strength (including respiratory muscles);. *renal capacity and depletion leading to water and electrolyte disturbances; ... Unintentional weight loss may result from loss of body fats, loss of body fluids, muscle atrophy, or even a combination of ... It will then use stored reserves from fat or muscle, gradually leading to weight loss. For athletes seeking to improve ... including diminished muscle mass.[31] Around 25% experience moderate to severe weight loss, and most others have some weight ...
muscle atonia (slackness). *weak or absent cry. *respiratory rate below breaths per minute ...
Circulatory organs, respiratory organs, gastrointestinal tract", 1900. "Atlas and epitome of special pathologic histology, ... Liver; urinary organs; sexual organs; nervous system; skin; muscles; bones", 1901. He also wrote Atlas und Grundriss der ...
LGMD isn't typically a fatal disease, though it may eventually weaken the heart and respiratory muscles, leading to illness or ... damage muscles permanently due to intense muscle contraction.[12] Physical therapy may be required to maintain as much muscle ... The result of the defect is that the muscles cannot properly form certain proteins needed for normal muscle function. Several ... It is characterised by progressive muscle wasting which affects predominantly hip and shoulder muscles. LGMD has an autosomal ...
pulmonary fibrosis, Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome, weak respiratory muscles, pneumothorax. volumes are decreased. often ... respiratory minute volume. FEV1/FVC ratio. Lung function tests. spirometry. body plethysmography. peak flow meter. nitrogen ... "Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. 170 (2): 123-140. doi:10.1016/j.resp.2009.10.010. ISSN 1569-9048. PMC 2858579 . PMID ... Lung volumes and lung capacities refer to the volume of air associated with different phases of the respiratory cycle. ...
Poor muscle tone. *Discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), usually giving them a blue-gray color. The blue-gray color ... Most cases die within the first year of life due to respiratory failure or intracerebral hemorrhage ... The weakening of the muscles will result in bone deformities and growth issues. In many cases Osteogenesis Imperfecta can have ... Physiotherapy is used to strengthen muscles and improve motility in a gentle manner, while minimizing the risk of fracture. ...
Extraocular muscle palsy; gaze palsy: nystagmus. Hypothalamus. Medulla: dorsal nuc. of vagus. - Autonomic dysfunction: ... temperature; cardiocirculatory; respiratory. Medulla: vestibular region. Cerebellum. - Ataxia. Dorsomedial nuc. of thalamus. ... In the last stage other symptoms may occur: hyperthermia, increased muscle tone, spastic paralysis, choreic dyskinesias and ... most commonly affecting the lateral rectus muscle. Lateral nystagmus is most commonly seen although lateral rectus palsy, ...
They interconnect ribs, and are therefore the primary respiratory skeletal muscles. They are divided into the external and the ... The deltoid muscles lie just lateral to the trapezius muscles, originating from several fibers spanning the clavicle and ... Pectoantebrachialis muscle is just one-half inch wide and is the most superficial in the pectoral muscles. Its origin is the ... This muscle is the innermost abdominal muscle. Its origin is the second sheet of the lumbodorsal fascia and the pelvic girdle ...
... constant muscle contraction). The eventual exhaustion of muscles leads to respiratory failure and death. A separate class of ...
Weight gains reflect significant increases in muscle mass.. *Heart rate and respiratory rates are close to adults. ... Continues to use abdominal muscles for breathing.. *More teeth appear, often in the order of two lower incisors then two upper ... Posture is more erect; abdomen still large and protruding, back swayed, because abdominal muscles are not yet fully developed. ... At this age onto age 7, adult muscle activation pattern in walking is complete. ...
Recurrent infections, especially in the respiratory system. Muscle weakness caused by recurrent infections. Symptoms for ... Weak muscle tone - Hypotonia. Impaired muscle coordination - Ataxia. Developmental delay. Intellectual disability. Vision loss ... The reason for the increased risk of respiratory infections in Arts syndrome is unclear. Novel missense mutation - c.367C>G (p. ...
ophthalmoplegia (later expanded to other eye movement disorders, most commonly affecting the lateral rectus muscle.[7] Lateral ... Autonomic dysfunction: temperature; cardiocirculatory; respiratory.. *Medulla: vestibular region. Cerebellum. - Ataxia.. * ... Extraocular muscle palsy; gaze palsy: nystagmus.. *Hypothalamus. Medulla: dorsal nuc. of vagus. - ... In the last stage others symptoms may occur: hyperthermia, increased muscle tone, spastic paralysis, choreic dyskinesias and ...
Highly oxidative muscle fibers contain a lot of myoglobin. It has two functions in muscle: it stores oxygen for use during ... Wilson MT, Reeder BJ (2006). "MYOGLOBIN". Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine. Elsevier. pp. 73-76. doi:10.1016/b0-12-370879-6 ... Myoglobin (symbol Mb or MB) is an iron- and oxygen-binding protein found in the skeletal muscle tissue of vertebrates in ... slow-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction. • response to hypoxia. • enucleate erythrocyte differentiation. • response to ...
Most of the signs of Guedel's classification depend upon the muscular movements (including respiratory muscles), and paralyzed ... This was the desired plane for surgery when muscle relaxants were not used. Plane IV - from complete intercostal paralysis to ... Pupils are widely dilated and muscles are relaxed. In 1954, Joseph F. Artusio further divided the first stage in Guedel's ... Now, because of the use of intravenous induction agents with muscle relaxants and the discontinuation of ether, elements of ...
Ventilation requires periodic movements of the respiratory muscles. These muscles are controlled by a rhythm generating network ... Muscle coordination, muscle memory, and innate game awareness all rely on the nervous system to produce a specific firing ... The rhythmic motor patterns were enough to give the man painful muscle fatigue. A key part of CPG's is half-center oscillators ... These neurons comprise the ventral respiratory group (VRG). Although this process is not fully understood, it is believed to be ...
They have respiratory trees for gas exchange. The mesentery of the posterior loop of their gut is attached to the right ventral ... The muscles that run longitudinally down the body are arranged into five double bands. They can shoot out sticky white threads ... They do not have introvert or retractor muscles. The tube feet often form a clearly demarcated sole. They have 15-30 shield- ...
... does not require much muscle strength but it does require a high degree of muscle coordination. Individuals can develop ... 6. Opens up sinuses and respiratory tubes 7. With training, it could help decrease snoring 8. Releases endorphins 9. Boosts ... to a dynamic relationship between the breathing-in muscles and the breathing-out muscles known as the breath support mechanism ... The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, and the tightness of otherwise unrelated muscles can be altered. ...
The coronary arteries start in the right and left aortic sinus and provide blood to the heart muscle in a similar fashion to ... The use of air sacs forms the basis for the three main avian respiratory characteristics: Air is able to flow continuously in ... The common ostrich's sternum is flat, lacking the keel to which wing muscles attach in flying birds. The beak is flat and broad ... During expiration, oxygen poor air flows to the anterior air sacs and is expelled by the action of the expiratory muscles. The ...
A reduction in muscle force can occur. Myasthenia gravis, a condition characterised by severe muscle weakness is another ... Cardiovascular and respiratory adverse effects can occur with tetrazepam similar to other benzodiazepines. Prolonged use, as ... Tetrazepam is used therapeutically as a muscle relaxant. The indicated adult dose for muscle spasm is 25 mg to 150 mg per day, ... The muscle relaxant properties of tetrazepam are most likely due to a reduction of calcium influx. Small amounts of diazepam as ...
Pmax is the asymptotically maximal pressure that can be developed by the respiratory muscles at any lung volume and Pi is the ... to detect respiratory disease in patients presenting with symptoms of breathlessness, and to distinguish respiratory from ... In those with acute respiratory failure on mechanical ventilation, "the static compliance of the total respiratory system is ... May 1985). "Measurement of static compliance of the total respiratory system in patients with acute respiratory failure during ...
Lancaster WC, Henson OW, Keating AW (January 1995). "Respiratory muscle activity in relation to vocalization in flying bats". ... narrow bands of muscle that augment larger muscles) that anchor the tendon of the occipitopollicalis muscle (muscle in bats ... The primitive insertion of the omohyoid muscle from the clavicle (collarbone) to the scapula is laterally diplaced-a feature ... megabats have a mean respiratory exchange ratio (carbon dioxide produced:oxygen used) of approximately 0.78. With the two above ...
Above 50 percent of vital capacity, the respiratory muscles are used to "check" the elastic forces of the thorax to maintain a ... These phonemes are then coordinated into a sequence of muscle commands that can be sent to the muscles, and when these commands ... These phonemes are then coordinated into a sequence of muscle commands that can be sent to the muscles, and when these commands ... The arm, for example, has seven degrees of freedom and 22 muscles, so multiple different joint and muscle configurations can ...
McConnell, A (2013). Functional benefits of respiratory muscle training. in: Respiratory Muscle Training: Theory and Practice. ... Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) is a training method developed to condition the muscles of respiration specifically. RMT has ... Preoperative Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT), or Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), is also used in the patients who are ... Does training of respiratory muscles affect exercise performance in healthy subjects? Respiratory Medicine Jun 6; 100(6): 1117- ...
December 2017). "Respiratory muscle training for multiple sclerosis". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 12: CD009424 ... Evidence for an effect of respiratory muscle training is heterogeneous and low quality, while the effect on important outcomes ... They are responsible of many of the symptoms of influenza infections, including fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and headaches. ... Research has supported the rehabilitative role of physical activity in improving muscle power, mobility, mood, bowel health, ...
skeletal muscle tissue development. •respiratory gaseous exchange. •blood circulation. •cell proliferation. •organ ...
Respiratory. *Intrauterine hypoxia. *Infant respiratory distress syndrome. *Transient tachypnea of the newborn ... Extraocular muscles. Binocular vision. Accommodation. Paralytic strabismus. *Ophthalmoparesis. *Chronic progressive external ...
"American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 163 (3 Pt 2): S18-21. doi:10.1164/ajrccm.163.supplement_1.2011113. ... muscle, and joints. It is proposed that this release is involved in neurogenic inflammation, which is a local inflammatory ... "Neural mechanisms of respiratory syncytial virus-induced inflammation and prevention of respiratory syncytial virus sequelae". ... Respiratory syncytial and related viruses appear to upregulate SP receptors, and rat studies suggest that NK1RAs may be useful ...
... and muscle, and these cells had been suggested to have the abilities of regenerating injured tissue in these organs. However, ... Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alveolar hemorrhage, and allergic reactions (usually expressed in first 30 minutes ...
Extensive connective tissue lattices support the respiratory muscles and allow them to expand the respiratory chamber.[37] The ... This causes death by respiratory failure leading to cerebral anoxia. No antidote is known, but if breathing can be kept going ... The ingress of water is achieved by contraction of radial muscles in the mantle wall, and flapper valves shut when strong ... Once the shell is penetrated, the prey dies almost instantaneously, its muscles relax, and the soft tissues are easy for the ...
Sports medicine deals with the treatment and prevention and rehabilitation of sports/exercise injuries such as muscle spasms, ... respiratory therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, dietitians, and bioengineers, surgeons, ... muscle tears, injuries to ligaments (ligament tears or ruptures) and their repair in athletes, amateur and professional. ...
Kirsch M, Ruben FL, Steere AC, Duray PH, Norden CW, Winkelstein A (May 1988). "Fatal adult respiratory distress syndrome in a ... People who have nonspecific, subjective symptoms such as fatigue, joint and muscle aches, or cognitive difficulties for more ... joint or muscle pains or fatigue.[173] These symptoms usually are mild and nondisabling.[173] ... Some people develop a fever and muscle and joint pains from treatment which may last for one or two days.[2] In those who ...
respiratory minute volume. FEV1/FVC ratio. Lung function tests. spirometry. body plethysmography. peak flow meter. nitrogen ... Trapezius muscle. Hyperinflation[edit]. Hyperinflation or hyperaeration is where the lung volume is abnormally increased, with ... Inhalation begins with the contraction of the muscles attached to the rib cage; this causes an expansion in the chest cavity. ...
for the estimation of the muscle tone of the anal sphincter, which may be useful in case of fecal incontinence or neurologic ... Respiratory. *Respiratory sounds. Cardiovascular. *Cardiac examination. *Peripheral vascular examination. *Heart sounds. *Other ...
Stiff muscles. Most common. Less common. Muscle relaxers Loss of muscle strength. Paraplegia or partial paralysis. Physical ... Patients may survive into their late twenties, but generally suffer from early mortality due to cardiac, respiratory, and post- ... Instantaneous loss of muscle tone as a result of sudden unexpected tactile of auditory stimuli but without loss of ... Additional neuromuscular features include sleep apnea, muscular spasticity, progressive loss of muscle strength and tone ...
Nonspecific symptoms include fever, facial swelling, and muscle fatigue, as well as conjunctivitis and mucosal bleeding. The ... Infection typically occurs by direct or indirect exposure to animal excrement through the respiratory or gastrointestinal ... and muscle pains.[1] Less commonly there may be bleeding from the mouth or gastrointestinal tract.[1] The risk of death once ...
Norena, S. R.; Williams, T. M. (2000). "Body size and skeletal muscle myoglobin of cetaceans: adaptations for maximizing dive ... Scholander, Per Fredrik (1940). "Experimental investigations on the respiratory function in diving mammals and birds". ...
... since many of these muscles have attachment points in conjunction with their forelimbs (indeed, many of the muscles expand into ... Respiratory systemEdit. All reptiles breathe using lungs. Aquatic turtles have developed more permeable skin, and some species ... Some turtles, such as the Indian flapshell (Lissemys punctata), have a sheet of muscle that envelops the lungs. When it ... By using a series of special muscles (roughly equivalent to a diaphragm), turtles are capable of pushing their viscera up and ...
Some people follow a diet to gain weight (usually in the form of muscle). Diets can also be used to maintain a stable body ... carbon dioxide is expelled through the respiratory system. ... Most experts believe that a prolonged fast can lead to muscle ... These diets are not recommended for general use as they are associated with adverse side effects such as loss of lean muscle ... of which is stored in skeletal muscles and the remainder in the liver (totaling about 2,000 kcal in the whole body). It is ...
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"Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. 154 (1-2): 73-88. doi:10.1016/j.resp.2006.06.003. ISSN 1569-9048. PMID 16861059. S2CID ... Early tetrapods had a wide gaping jaw with weak muscles to open and close it. In the jaw were moderate-sized palatal and ... The tetrapod tongue is built from muscles that once controlled gill openings. The tongue is anchored to the hyoid bone, which ... When the muscles are relaxed, the bony scales spring back into position, generating considerable negative pressure within the ...
Live or recorded music: Live or recorded music has been effective in promoting respiratory regularity and oxygen saturation ... For at least 40,000 years, the healing tool was believed to assist in healing "broken bones, muscle tears and illnesses of ... They are subject to numerous health risks, such as abnormal breathing patterns, decreased body fat and muscle tissue, as well ... According to a 2013 Cochrane review, listening to music may improve heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure in those ...
The intercostals (rib muscles)[change , change source]. The intercostal muscles run between each rib. When a person needs to ... Respiratory tract. References[change , change source]. *↑ 1.0 1.1 Barrett, Kim E.; Barman, Susan M.; et al. (April 26, 2012). ... Breathing muscles[change , change source]. For a person to breathe, certain muscles have to contract (get tighter) and relax at ... The diaphragm is the main muscle that controls breathing. It is a sheet of muscle that runs along the bottom of the rib cage. ...
The pressure with that the air comes out of the lungs can be controlled with several respiratory muscles, including the muscle ...
When we breathe, the nerves and muscles of our thoracic cavity create a weak magnetic field. Magnetometers based on ... piezoelectric resonators have high resolution (in the range of nT), allowing solid-state sensing of our respiratory system. [19 ...
Several missions on the Aquarius have been canceled due to hurricane activity. During Hurricane Gordon in 1994, a crew of scientists and divers had to evacuate Aquarius and climb up a rescue line to the surface in 15-foot seas after one of the habitat's generators caught fire.[9][10] In 1998, Hurricane Georges nearly destroyed Aquarius, breaking a joint in one of its legs and moving two 8000-pound weights on the wet porch nearly off the structure. Both Hurricane Georges and Hurricane Mitch, later in 1998, also destroyed way stations outside Aquarius used to refill aquanauts' scuba tanks.[9] In 2005, Hurricane Rita broke two of the habitat's seabed anchors and moved one end of Aquarius by twelve feet.[9][11] In 2017 Hurricane Irma ripped the habitat's 94,000 pound life support buoy from its moorings and blew it 14 miles away to the Lignum Vitae Channel, as well as damaging the underwater living quarters and 'wet porch' area.[12] As of 2008[update], no scientists or staff members had been injured ...
... convulsions and rapid death by respiratory paralysis. The nerve tissues which communicate with muscles contain a receptor ... As a result, the muscle cells contract permanently, the communication between the brain and the muscles is disrupted and ... Death often occurs from respiratory failure.[44] Saxitoxin was originally isolated and described by the United States military ... including poisons which can cause rapid death by respiratory failure.[1] The toxins include potent neurotoxins, hepatotoxins, ...
Specific training of the respiratory muscles is required for singers to take very quick deep breath and sustain their ... Muscles all over the body are used when singing/acting. Stretching helps to activate and prepare the large muscle groups that ... Often we also try and use our jaw for articulation, which creates unnecessary tension in the facial muscles and tongue. A good ... Changing pitch undoubtedly stretches the vocal muscles,[3] and singing or projecting one's voice for acting requires a more ...
... mutations have been associated with complex IV deficiency of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, also known as the ... Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) is a disorder that affects many parts of the body, particularly the muscles ... including skeletal muscles, the heart, the brain, or the liver. Common clinical manifestations include myopathy, hypotonia, and ... which results in a weakened heart muscle that is unable to pump blood effectively. It is unclear why such mutations result in ...
Strong impulses allow for fast recognition of stimulus and allow for muscle contraction (Deen & Hark 2007). Helps with blood ... Healthy growth of tissue cells aid in maintaining a moist environment within the urinary, respiratory, genital, intestinal ... Assists in functionality of muscle construction and nerve impulses - Calcium regulates the transmutation of nerve impulses for ... that good nutrition as a child decreases lung damage as an adult as well as having a large influencing factor in respiratory ...
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They have internal respiratory surfaces. These may be trachea (tubes), or a modification of gills into a 'book lung'. This is ... They also have an internal structure of cartilage-like tissue, to which certain muscle groups are attached.[4] ...
In old age, loss of strength and muscle mass is commonplace. Add to these factors disease and cardiac and respiratory illness. ... The unique trait of greater overloads to the muscle with less strenuous impact on the body, as well as cardiac and respiratory ... Muscle tendon injuries[edit]. The entire muscle-tendon system works cohesively to slow down limb movement. The close ... Proof of muscle strengthening without damage: One recurring problem in ACL rehabilitation is improving muscle strength of the ...
... poor absorption and release of respiratory gases.[9] General muscle wasting that often occurs in COPD may be partly due to ... Palange P (2013). ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine. European Respiratory Society. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-84984-041-5. .. ... "American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 187 (4): 347-65. doi:10.1164/rccm.201204-0596PP. PMID 22878278.. ... American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 195 (9): 1226-1235. doi:10.1164/rccm.201608-1545OC. hdl:10044/1/ ...
When should respiratory muscles be exercised?. [No authors listed]. Abstract. 1. Normal respiratory muscles have a large ... 8. Resistance breathing probably improves both respiratory muscle strength and respiratory muscle endurance. 9. There are at ... Exercising damaged or regenerating muscle may produce irreversible damage. 5. Exercising the respiratory muscles of some ... 2. Muscles have a tremendous capacity for adaptation. Adaptation is task-specific (eg, muscles use similar motor units for the ...
The MIP reflects the strength of the diaphragm and other inspiratory muscles, while the MEP ... Respiratory muscle strength can be assessed by measuring the maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP or PImax), and the maximal ... Tests of respiratory muscle function. Clin Chest Med 1988; 9:249.. *Orozco-Levi M. Structure and function of the respiratory ... American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society. ATS/ERS Statement on respiratory muscle testing. Am J Respir Crit Care ...
... in the respiratory muscles measure muscle length and increase motor discharge to the diaphragm and intercostal muscles when ... Muscle and lung receptors: Receptors in the respiratory muscles and in the lung can also affect breathing patterns. These ... Changes in the length of a muscle affect the force it can produce when stimulated. Generally there is a length at which the ... in the respiratory muscles measure muscle length and increase motor discharge to the diaphragm and intercostal muscles when ...
ATS/ERS Statement on respiratory muscle testing.. American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society. ...
Reflexes from Abdominal Respiratory Muscles*2.1. Spinal Segmental and Intersegmental Effects of Abdominal Respiratory Muscle ... Reflexes from Respiratory Muscles and Costovertebral Joints. Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Control of ...
A respiratory muscle activity monitoring apparatus is provided with a pressure sensor for detecting pressure in an air passage ... the respiratory muscle work of the patient can be maintained at a moderate level and fatigue of the respiratory muscles can be ... pressure developed by the respiratory muscles Pmus and work performed by the respiratory muscles Wmus are defined as below, ... 28, 1991, suggests that the work of respiratory muscles can be obtained by assuming an equivalent circuit of the respiratory ...
External Muscles. The external muscles are numerous in nature but only share one name. The intercostal muscles are tiny muscles ... These muscles are called accessory muscles and are not used during normal breathing. These muscles are the front of the neck ( ... This article went on to explain that in addition to the intercostal muscles, there are the scalene muscles, deep neck muscles ... Muscles of the Respiratory System in Human Anatomy by DR. FRANCHESCA VERMILLION Aug. 14, 2017. ...
... for measuring the strength of a persons respiratory muscles, which apparatus (,highlight,,bold,2,/bold,,/highlight,) comprises ... respiratory muscles could lead to a finding that the athletes respiratory muscles were weak over a certain respiratory ... the improved respiratory muscles will increase their chances of survival. In the case of athletes, improved respiratory muscles ... Corrective respiratory exercises can then be prescribed to strengthen any weak range or ranges of the respiratory muscles. For ...
... respiratory musculature and systemic organs. Male C57BL/6J mice were exposed in a whole-body inhalation system to a 5 mg/m3 ... Transport of inhaled MWCNT to the pleura, respiratory muscles and systemic organs.. ... The burden of singlet MWCNT in parietal pleura, respiratory musculature and systemic organs at 48 weeks post exposure was ... Results demonstrate that inhaled MWCNT, which deposit in the lungs, are transported to the parietal pleura, the respiratory ...
CIPNM is an acquired limb and respiratory muscle weakness that is a common and serious problem among intensive care unit ... EMS Can Prevent Limb And Respiratory Muscle Weakness In ICU Patients. by Sam Savage ... as should the long term effect in muscle function and quality of life of electrical muscle stimulation that has been applied ... "Electrical muscle stimulation is a promising preventive tool for critical illness polyneuromyopathy, a common complication of ...
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PubMed journal article Respiratory muscle training for multiple sclerosi were found in PRIME PubMed. Download Prime PubMed App ... To assess the effects of respiratory muscle training versus any other type of training or no training for respiratory muscle ... To assess the effects of respiratory muscle training versus any other type of training or no training for respiratory muscle ... including the respiratory muscles, affecting functional performance and exercise capacity. Respiratory muscle weakness can also ...
SIDS Exomes Reveal Disruptive Mutations in Skeletal Respiratory Muscle Contributor. Mar 29, 2018 ... which codes for a protein called NaV1.4 involved in skeletal respiratory muscle contraction - are over-represented in infants ...
Respiratory muscle weakness is common among patients who have neuromuscular disease () . It can be acute (eg, Guillain-Barré ... Respiratory muscle weakness due to neuromuscular disease: Clinical manifestations and evaluation. Author. Scott K Epstein, MD. ... Respiratory muscle weakness is common among patients who have neuromuscular disease (table 1) [1,2]. It can be acute (eg, ... Respiratory muscle (inspiratory, expiratory, upper airway) weakness due to neuromuscular disease can cause insufficient ...
... "respiratory muscles" or "respiratory mechanics" or "respiratory muscular strength" or "ventilatory muscular strength" or " ... while it is necessary to evaluate the respiratory muscles and the consequences of mouth breathing on the respiratory system. ... Regarding respiratory muscle strength, Cunha et al.38 point out the absence of studies on this topic, ... Cunha et al.38) point out that further studies are needed to assess respiratory muscle strength in mouth breathers, including a ...
All patients which had suspected respiratory muscle dysfunction will have usual exploration of the respiratory muscles ... Regional Distribution of Ventilation to Assess Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction. Official Title Construction of a Database to ... Regional Distribution of Ventilation to Assess Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction (DREM). This study is enrolling participants by ... The aim of this study is to better discriminate respiratory muscle dysfunction by comparing the measurements of ...
... respiratory muscle strength, aerobic capacity and exercise performance. "During exercise training, respiratory muscle fatigue ... "Are Respiratory Muscle Training Devices Really Effective in Improving Respiratory Muscle Strength, Aerobic Capacity, and ... research into respiratory muscle training devices. *Utica Stories. * Breathing Better: Professors research into respiratory ... The purpose of the study was to investigate and compare the effect of two different respiratory muscle training devices on lung ...
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  • ICU patients undergo long periods of immobilization due to prolonged sedation and mechanical ventilation which have been shown to have detrimental effects on skeletal muscle mass within a few days after ICU admission. (redorbit.com)
  • We anticipated that electrical muscle stimulation implementation could reverse the detrimental effects of critical illness on skeletal muscle and preserve the muscle mass of these patients," said Dr. Nanas. (redorbit.com)
  • Conclusions Exacerbations are associated with accelerated skeletal muscle loss. (bmj.com)
  • Jaitovich A, Barreiro E. Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): What We Know and Can Do for Our Patients. (imim.es)
  • Barreiro E, Puig-Vilanova E, Salazar-Degracia A, Pascual S, Casadevall C, Gea J. The Phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor roflumilast reverts proteolysis in skeletal muscle cells of patients with COPD cachexia. (imim.es)
  • Effects of respiratory alkalosis on human skeletal muscle metabolism at the onset of submaximal exercise. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of respiratory alkalosis on human skeletal muscle metabolism at rest and during submaximal exercise. (biomedsearch.com)
  • MicroRNA-494 regulates mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle through mitochondrial transcription factor A and Forkhead box j3," American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism , vol. 303, no. 12, pp. (hindawi.com)
  • LOS ANGELES , Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPR), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class biological therapies for cardiac and other serious medical conditions, today announced that it intends to expand its CAP-1002 clinical development program in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) to encompass the skeletal muscle aspects of the disease, in addition to the cardiac complications. (medindia.net)
  • Based on preclinical data in DMD models that show significant improvement in skeletal, including diaphragmatic, muscle function with CAP-1002 (allogeneic cardiosphere-derived cells), Capricor is designing a clinical trial to evaluate the potential ability of CAP-1002 to benefit skeletal muscle function in boys and young men with DMD. (medindia.net)
  • Here, we present a modification of a previously reported method that allows for the isolation of high quality and purified mitochondria from smaller quantities of mouse skeletal muscle. (jove.com)
  • Dysfunctional skeletal muscle mitochondria play a role in altered metabolism observed with aging, obesity and Type II diabetes. (jove.com)
  • The methods presented herein describe how high quality purified mitochondria (~ 450 µg) can be isolated from minimal quantities (~75-100 mg) of mouse skeletal muscle for use in high throughput respiratory measurements. (jove.com)
  • In conclusion, the addition of a separate mincing step and significantly reducing motor driven homogenization speed of a previously reported method has allowed the isolation of high quality and purified mitochondria from smaller quantities of mouse skeletal muscle that results in highly coupled mitochondria that respire with high function during microplate based respirometirc assays. (jove.com)
  • Importantly, skeletal muscle mitochondria specifically are involved in many of these pathologies 3-5 . (jove.com)
  • Therefore, we present a modification of previously published methods 7 to allow for high quality mitochondria to be isolated from smaller quantities of mouse skeletal muscle for use in microplate based respirometirc assays. (jove.com)
  • Given that skeletal muscle mitochondria are involved in many pathological conditions, the measurement of O 2 consumption in mechanistically driven studies is becoming more prevalent in biomedical research 9,10 . (jove.com)
  • The proposed benefits of protein supplementation on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to resistance exercise training in older adults remain unclear. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The major consequence of respiratory muscle fatigue is an increased sympathetic vasoconstrictor outflow to working skeletal muscle through a respiratory muscle metaboreflex, thereby reducing limb blood flow and increasing the severity of exercise-induced locomotor muscle fatigue. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • Electrical stimulation of skeletal muscle at fusion frequency results soon in muscle fatigue. (uta.fi)
  • Among the various tissues that undergo changes with ageing is the skeletal muscle, which is characterised by its contractile properties and essentially by resulting in limb movements by bringing bone elements closer through the joints. (ersjournals.com)
  • Proteasome proteolytic activity in skeletal muscle is increased in patients with sepsis. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Transmission electron micrograph of a skeletal muscle sarcomere. (comprehensivephysiology.com)
  • To further evaluate the role of NRF-1 in the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory capacity, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing NRF-1 in skeletal muscle. (elsevier.com)
  • Forelimb and hindlimb grip strength (Columbus Instruments) and overall activity (Omnitech Electronics) assessed skeletal muscle function. (gwu.edu)
  • Skeletal Muscle, 8 (1). (gwu.edu)
  • This is the case for muscular dystrophies such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and many other inherited diseases of skeletal muscle. (basilpetrof.com)
  • New biomarkers and diagnostic tools are being explored as a means of identifying individuals who are at a particular stage of the pathophysiologic process or at the greatest risk for skeletal muscle dysfunction. (basilpetrof.com)
  • 8. Resistance breathing probably improves both respiratory muscle strength and respiratory muscle endurance. (nih.gov)
  • Respiratory muscle strength can be assessed by measuring the maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP or PImax), and the maximal expiratory pressure (MEP or PEmax). (uptodate.com)
  • The MIP reflects the strength of the diaphragm and other inspiratory muscles, while the MEP reflects the strength of the abdominal muscles and other expiratory muscles. (uptodate.com)
  • An alternative or additional test of inspiratory muscle strength is maximal sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP). (uptodate.com)
  • 0001] This invention relates to apparatus for measuring the strength of a person's respiratory muscles. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • EMS has shown beneficial results in patients with end stage chronic heart failure and severe COPD in terms of exercise capacity, muscle strength and quality of life. (redorbit.com)
  • EMS has also been used in patients with COPD under mechanical ventilation following ICU stay with beneficial results in terms of muscle strength. (redorbit.com)
  • After awaking, the patients were assessed for muscle strength by two independent examiners, and duration of ventilation weaning and ICU stay were recorded. (redorbit.com)
  • Furthermore, muscle strength was significantly better in the EMS group as compared to the control group. (redorbit.com)
  • People with MS may experience limitations in muscular strength and endurance - including the respiratory muscles, affecting functional performance and exercise capacity. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The aim of this study is to better discriminate respiratory muscle dysfunction by comparing the measurements of thoracoabdominal motion obtained by an optoelectronic recording and the conventional tests of respiratory muscle strength. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Professor Elmarakby's expertise lies within cardiopulmonary physical therapy, previously publishing an article that proved that using a respiratory muscle training device such as Powerbreathe, before and after coronary artery bypass graft was important to improve lung functions, diaphragmatic strength and arterial oxygen levels, to reduce post-operative complications such as pneumonia and to reduce one's hospital stay. (utica.edu)
  • The purpose of the study was to investigate and compare the effect of two different respiratory muscle training devices on lung functions, respiratory muscle strength, aerobic capacity and exercise performance. (utica.edu)
  • These results suggest that CF patients that undertake regular aerobic exercise maintain higher indices of respiratory muscle strength and lower PTImus values, while increased UAMA values in exercising patients highlight the importance of muscular competence in respiratory muscle function in this population. (nih.gov)
  • Inspiratory muscle strength (estimated by maximal inspiratory pressure) has independent prognostic value in CHF. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Thus in these patients, RMT improved respiratory muscle strength and ventilatory capacity. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Furthermore, the investigators are determining if increasing breathing muscle strength (via inspiratory muscle training) influences the respiratory muscle contribution to blood pressure during exercise. (mayo.edu)
  • Thus, respiratory muscle strength, work, and oxygenation were significantly correlated with the degree of dyspnea. (ahajournals.org)
  • Thus, for example, in a recent survival analysis 10 we found that both inspiratory muscle strength and hyperinflation predicted death in a substantially similar way, probably because they measured different properties of the same thing. (ersjournals.com)
  • In fact, inspiratory muscle strength proved statistically, but not clinically, superior with an area under the curve on a receiver operating characteristic plot of 0.68 versus 0.62 compared with inspiratory capacity/total lung capacity ratio, but the possible technical factors, notably transmission of pressure within the emphysematous lung, underlying this are beyond the scope of this editorial. (ersjournals.com)
  • Inspiratory muscle training is usually considered to have its origins in the now classic paper by Leith and Bradley 11 , in which 12 normal subjects were randomised into three groups of four to receive no treatment, or training for strength or for endurance. (ersjournals.com)
  • They conclude that statistically significant and clinically relevant improvements were observed for inspiratory muscle strength and endurance, functional exercise capacity, and dyspnoea and quality of life indices. (ersjournals.com)
  • Secondly, the first two outcomes (strength and endurance) are not directly relevant to the patient experience, in the sense that patients do not present to their physicians with difficulty completing respiratory muscle assessments. (ersjournals.com)
  • however, comprehensive investigations of respiratory muscle function, including the application of non-volitional tests, needed to verify impairment of respiratory muscle strength in patients with PH have not yet been performed. (portlandpress.com)
  • Breathing exercises were found to be an effective tool for treating patients with COPD by improving inspiratory muscle strength and 6MWT. (hindawi.com)
  • IMT is a breathing exercise that can delay the deterioration of lung function via increasing inspiratory muscle strength and endurance, thereby relieving dyspnea and improving the patient's quality of life (QoL) [ 8 , 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Assessment of respiratory muscle function and strength. (bmj.com)
  • Measurement of respiratory muscle strength is useful in order to detect respiratory muscle weakness and to quantify its severity. (bmj.com)
  • Conventionally, inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength has been assessed by maximal inspiratory and expiratory mouth pressures sustained for 1 s (PImax and PEmax) during maximal static manoeuvre against a closed shutter. (bmj.com)
  • Muscle strength and exercise kinetics in COPD patients with a normal fat-free mass index are comparable to control subjects. (umassmed.edu)
  • Greising SM, Ottenheijm CAC, O'Halloran KD, Barreiro E. Diaphragm Plasticity in Aging and Disease: Therapies for Muscle Weakness go from Strength to Strength. (imim.es)
  • It has been proposed that dyspnea is influenced by the central nervous system's perception of inspiratory motor output, a signal that increases with a reduction in respiratory muscle strength. (ahajournals.org)
  • Because the time course of energy-store resynthesis resembles the recovery of maximum strength after exhaustive exercise in humans, 24 25 we hypothesized that the recovery of muscle energy stores, as expressed by early exercise recovery in oxygen kinetics, is associated with respiratory muscle performance. (ahajournals.org)
  • These conclusions have been supported by many industry professionals that the PowerLung has increased strength in the respiratory muscles in the study participants. (activeforever.com)
  • Respiratory training can also be used by patients that use an inhaler to improve respiratory strength to maximize the inhalers delivery process. (activeforever.com)
  • Apart from a decrease in chest wall compliance and an alteration of lung volumes, one of many age-related alterations to respiratory function is decreased respiratory muscle strength (RMS) and endurance (RME) (Janssens, Pache & Nicod, 1999). (powerlung.com)
  • Respiratory mucle strength parameters improved by 18-68% of baseline values and lung function parameters by 11-31% after inspiratory muscle training.The combined respiratory muscle training was performed for 13 weeks with a median of 2.8 sessions per week and 88 repetitions per training session. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Respiratory muscle strength parameters improved by 14-51% of baseline values and lung function parameters improved by 15-34% after the combined in- and expiratory muscle training. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Researchers discovered that RMT increased both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength in athletes with cervical SCI , which was associated with improved exercise capacity. (icord.org)
  • Principles of strength training in the literature show improved co-ordination and efficiency results by training both agonist and antagonist muscle groups. (powerlung.com)
  • Sale 1988) Like other sets of muscles, "the respiratory muscles can be trained for improvement in strength, endurance or both. (powerlung.com)
  • Protein Supplementation after Exercise and before Sleep Does Not Further Augment Muscle Mass and Strength Gains during Resistance Exercise Training in Active Older Men. (bioportfolio.com)
  • A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. (bioportfolio.com)
  • High-intensity respiratory muscle training improves strength and dyspnea after stroke: a double-blind randomized trial. (bioportfolio.com)
  • To examine whether high-intensity home-based respiratory muscle training, ie, with higher loads, delivered more frequently and for longer duration, than previously applied, would increase the strength. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Evaluate the interaction between high-intensity inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and aerobic exercise on physical capacity, respiratory muscle strength, peripheral muscle strength, and quality of lif. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Respiratory muscle training (RMT) is considered a therapeutic strategy to improve respiratory muscle strength in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients and facilitates ventilator weaning. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Our results suggest that caffeine administration facilitates weaning of prematurely born infants from mechanical ventilation by improving respiratory muscle strength. (springer.com)
  • Green M, Road J, Sieck GC et al (2002) Tests of respiratory muscle strength: ATS/ERS statement on respiratory muscle testing. (springer.com)
  • Older adults' participation in habitual exercise might be affected by alterations to respiratory mechanics such as decreased respiratory-muscle strength. (humankinetics.com)
  • Inactive older individuals might be at risk for inadequate respiratory-muscle strength, so interventions should be considered. (humankinetics.com)
  • Secondary outcomes included changes in respiratory muscle strength, levels of serum insulin growth factor I (IGF-I) and IGF binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3), and quality of life assessed with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC QLQ-C30) questionnaire. (minervamedica.it)
  • CONCLUSIONS: An 8-week exercise program consisting of aerobic exercise and high-intensity respiratory muscle training improved exercise capacity, respiratory muscle strength, and serum IGFBP-3 levels in NSCLC patients after lung resection. (minervamedica.it)
  • However, the subjects with inspiratory muscle weakness had lower LVEF ( P = .003), systolic blood pressure ( P = .01), diastolic blood pressure ( P = .042), quadriceps muscle strength ( P = .02), lung function ( P = .035), increased brain natriuretic peptide ( P = .02), smoking history ( P = .01), and pulmonary hypertension incidence ( P = .03). (rcjournal.com)
  • The aims of this study were (1) to determine the effect of concurrent respiratory muscle training (RMT) on respiratory muscle (RM) function and aerobic exercise performance in women competitive field hockey players, (2) to determine the effect and time duration of RM detraining on RM function in those who underwent RMT, and (3) to determine the predictors of RM strength and endurance in an athletic population. (sun.ac.za)
  • Respiratory muscle strength showed no correlations to anthropometry for men and women. (sun.ac.za)
  • It is a fact that you may not be able to train your lungs, but you can improve the performance of the respiratory muscles , increasing volume and exhalation strength. (powerlung.com)
  • The Breather RMST (respiratory muscle strength training) device combines inspiratory and expiratory muscle training, with demonstrated efficacy in improving speech and swallowing in patients with neuromuscular disease such as Parkinson's. (thebreather.com.au)
  • Furthermore, RMST in athletes and healthy individuals using The Breather led to improved respiratory functions, heart rate, peripheral muscle strength and exercise performance. (thebreather.com.au)
  • RMST improves the strength of your diaphragm and other respiratory muscles, while maximising lung function. (thebreather.com.au)
  • To verify pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in patients with class II and III HF as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA). (qxmd.com)
  • Pulmonary function assessments [Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV1) and Forced Vital Capacity (FVC)] were performed using microspirometry and respiratory muscle strength [Maximal Expiratory Pressure (MEPmax) and Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (MIPmax)] were evaluated using a pressure transducer (Globalmed). (qxmd.com)
  • The pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength are impaired in heart failure patients class III patients, particularly in relation to MEPmax. (qxmd.com)
  • A comparison of pulmonary function, peripheral and respiratory muscle strength and functional capacity in the heart failure patients with different functional classes]. (qxmd.com)
  • Correlation between trunk control, respiratory muscle strength and spirometry in patients with stroke: an observational study. (qxmd.com)
  • Pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in chronic renal failure patients on hemodialysis. (qxmd.com)
  • Residual lung volume and ventilatory muscle strength changes following maximal and submaximal exercise. (qxmd.com)
  • We are investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms which contribute to these diseases, with an emphasis on translating these changes to the overall physiologic function and strength of the muscles. (basilpetrof.com)
  • The respiratory trainer is a perfect tool to increase your respiratory muscle strength. (oxigo.co)
  • Assessments of other aspects of respiratory function (eg, airflow, lung volumes, gas exchange) are described separately. (uptodate.com)
  • Receptors in the respiratory muscles and in the lung can also affect breathing patterns. (britannica.com)
  • Receptors, called spindles, in the respiratory muscles measure muscle length and increase motor discharge to the diaphragm and intercostal muscles when increased stiffness of the lung or resistance to the movement of air caused by disease impedes muscle shortening. (britannica.com)
  • A respiratory muscle activity monitoring apparatus is provided with a pressure sensor for detecting pressure in an air passage connecting a lung ventilator and the airway system of a patient and a flow rate sensor for detecting flow rate in the air passage. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • An arithmetic constant detecting unit detects resistance Rrs and elastance Ers of the respiratory system including the airway and thorax beforehand by using detection signals from the pressure sensor and the flow rate sensor while the lung ventilator is supplying air to the patient whose spontaneous breathing is temporarily stopped. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • This occurs due to changes in the rib cage geometry caused by lung hyperinflation, which alters the length-tension curve of the diaphragm muscle [ 2 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The most relevant achievements of our research have been the following: demonstrating that oxidative and nitrosative stress, ubiquitin-proteasome system, NF-kB and FoxO signaling, alterations of epigenetic regulation, and loss of muscle-specific proteins are important players in COPD- and lung cancer-associated cachexia, whereas muscle inflammation does not play a role in this process. (imim.es)
  • Mateu-Jiménez M, Curull V, Rodríguez-Fuster A, Aguiló R, Sánchez-Font A, Pijuan L, Gea J, Barreiro E. Profile of epigenetic mechanisms in lung tumors of patients with underlying chronic respiratory conditions. (imim.es)
  • The aims of this study were to determine whether caffeine administration increased respiratory muscle function and if this was associated with lung function improvement in prematurely born infants being weaned from mechanical ventilation. (springer.com)
  • Respiratory muscle function was assessed by measurement of the maximum pressures generated during occlusions at end inspiration (Pemax) and end expiration (Pimax) and lung function by measurement of lung volume (functional residual capacity (FRC)) and respiratory system compliance (CRS) and resistance (RRS) in 18 infants with a median gestational age of 28 (range 24-36) weeks. (springer.com)
  • A non invasive method to explore the function of different compartments of the lung might also help to decide, which kind of respiratory muscle stimulation is needed for an individual patient. (uta.fi)
  • BACKGROUND: Lung resection surgery further decreases exercise capacity and negatively affects respiratory muscle function in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (minervamedica.it)
  • AIM: To assess the impact of aerobic exercise and high-intensity respiratory muscle training on patient outcomes following lung cancer resection surgery. (minervamedica.it)
  • CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: A combination of aerobic exercise and respiratory muscle training could be included in the rehabilitation program of deconditioned patients with NSCLC after lung resection surgery. (minervamedica.it)
  • For people who want to reduce their shortness of breath caused by respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD, chronic heart failure, cystic fibrosis or lung rehabilitation. (oxigo.co)
  • All patients which had suspected respiratory muscle dysfunction will have usual exploration of the respiratory muscles according to the clinician prescription. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Inspiratory muscle weakness (IMW) is prevalent in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) caused by left ventricular systolic dysfunction, which contributes to reduced exercise capacity and the presence of dyspnea during daily activities. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Respiratory muscle dysfunction is frequently observed in patients with COPD [ 3 , 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Additionally, the compensatory increase in the demand of the respiratory muscles may further exacerbate respiratory muscle dysfunction in patients with COPD [ 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Measurement of upper airway muscle activity provides valuable information when assessing infants and children with suspected upper airway dysfunction. (fitness-vip.com)
  • As consequences of dysfunction of respiratory muscles, there are consistent reductions in pulmonary flows and volumes, leading to atelectasis, reduction of cough efficiency, increase of respiratory work and diminution of mechanical efficiency of the respiratory muscles. (scielo.br)
  • 5 6 7 Respiratory muscle dysfunction may play a role, although this has not been investigated in depth. (ahajournals.org)
  • 20 The cause of this respiratory muscle dysfunction remains speculative. (ahajournals.org)
  • Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management . (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Anesthesia Central , anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534080/all/Respiratory_Muscle_Dysfunction. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Clinical trial to assess theophylline treatment in patients with weak respiratory muscles after spinal cord injury, at Wayne State University. (rutgers.edu)
  • Evaluation of a clinical implementation of a respiratory muscle training group during spinal cord injury rehabilitation. (wingsforlife.com)
  • To evaluate the clinical implementation of a respiratory muscle training group during rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injury. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Respiratory resistance training improved respiratory function of individuals with acute spinal cord injury. (wingsforlife.com)
  • The effect of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) on respiratory muscle (RM) function, dyspnoea and exercise performance was evaluated in spinal cord injury athletes. (powerbreathe.com)
  • Respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) can improve respiratory muscle function, reduce the perception of dyspnoea but modifies only slightly exercise performance in spinal cord injury athletes. (powerbreathe.com)
  • Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) results in permanent life-altering motor and respiratory deficits. (nature.com)
  • These measurements are useful for assessing and following patients with respiratory muscle weakness due to neuromuscular problems, such as spinal cord injury, Guillain-Barre syndrome, diaphragmatic paralysis, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and steroid myopathy. (mdspiro.com)
  • Using airway opening pressure Paw detected by the pressure sensor and flow rate dV/dt detected by the flow rate sensor, a developed pressure calculating unit calculates pressure Pmus developed by the respiratory muscles during mechanical ventilation as well as during spontaneous breathing from the expression: Pmus=-Paw+Rrs(dV/dt)+Ers ∫(dV/dt)dt. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • It is suggested that the muscular imbalance produced by these changes may contribute for the mechanical disadvantage of the diaphragm muscle and the increase of accessory inspiratory muscles work. (scielo.br)
  • We examined in rabbits the effects of more than 48 h of mechanical ventilation on the contractile properties and fiber type adaptations of the respiratory muscles. (nih.gov)
  • Mechanical ventilation in rabbits produces alterations in contractile properties of the diaphragm and 5th external intercostal muscle, increases both muscles fatigue, and promotes atrophy of type II fibers. (nih.gov)
  • Pressure-volume measurements of rib cage and abdominal compartments can provide the basis for mechanical analysis of the diaphragm, rib cage, and abdominal muscles , allowing inferences about which muscles contribute to a particular breath or respiratory maneuver. (fitness-vip.com)
  • The present article discusses the response of the respiratory muscles to mechanical overload. (archbronconeumol.org)
  • Respiratory muscle weakness in critically ill patients is associated with difficulty in weaning from mechanical ventilation. (ovid.com)
  • Partially unloading the respiratory muscles during heavy exercise using low-density gas mixtures or mechanical ventilation can prevent exercise-induced diaphragm fatigue and increase exercise time to exhaustion. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • Collectively, these findings suggest that respiratory muscle fatigue may be involved in limiting exercise tolerance or that other factors, including alterations in the sensation of dyspnea or mechanical load, may be important. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • Diaphragmatic muscle fatigue was induced by tetanic phrenic stimulation (tetanic stimuli for 1sec at a rate of 12/min) for 30min synchronized to inspiratory phase (Insp.group, n=9) and expiratory phase (Exp.group, n=9) of mechanical ventilation. (nii.ac.jp)
  • [3] Under these circumstances, mechanical ventilation should restore blood gases to normal levels and relieve dyspnea by unloading the respiratory muscles and increasing alveolar ventilation. (asahq.org)
  • In recent physiologic studies, it was demonstrated that the application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during spontaneous breathing (SB), [8,9] or positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) during mechanical ventilation, [10] counterbalances PEEPi (i.e., the first term in Equation 2 ), decreasing inspiratory muscle effort without causing any adverse effects due to excessive pulmonary hyperinflation. (asahq.org)
  • Other than mechanical ventilation for respiratory insufficiency secondary to cervical SCI, effective treatments are lacking and the development of animal models to explore new therapeutic strategies are needed. (nature.com)
  • This determines an increased mechanical power developed by the muscles. (airofit.com)
  • Over the next 15 days, she developed respiratory muscle paralysis , was intubated and put on mechanical ventilation. (symptoma.com)
  • Respiratory muscle paralysis leading to respiratory failure developed and mechanical ventilatory support was required. (symptoma.com)
  • Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) frequently develop severe muscle weakness and atrophy, particularly when they require artificial respiratory support by mechanical ventilation. (basilpetrof.com)
  • Weaning failure (vs. success) is associated with increased effort of the expiratory muscles and impaired neuromechanical efficiency of the diaphragm but no difference in tonic activity of the diaphragm. (ovid.com)
  • Stimulation of the expiratory muscles may help tetraplegic patients in the sitting position, might increase coughing ability and can, for short time, provide sufficient ventilation on its own. (uta.fi)
  • Normally no expiratory muscles are used [ 1 ]. (airofit.com)
  • With the separate available Threshold PEP, you can train your expiratory muscles to loosen stuck mucus. (oxigo.co)
  • Do you also want to train your expiratory muscles and achieve optimum results with your respiratory therapy? (oxigo.co)
  • 9 10 11 12 13 14 Clinical studies have shown that peak inspiratory (Pi max ) and expiratory pressures (Pe max ), 15 16 17 18 as well as respiratory muscle endurance, 19 are reduced in patients suffering from CHF compared with age-matched normal subjects. (ahajournals.org)
  • Respiratory assessment included spirometry measures (Bosch, Spiro 501, Germany) of forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 sec and maximum voluntary ventilation, measures of maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressures (MIP and MEP respectively) developed at the mouth through an occluded airway with 2 mm leak (Spirovis, Italy) and an incremental inspiratory muscle endurance (IME) test (PowerLung, USA). (powerlung.com)
  • Inspiratory muscle endurance test results. (powerlung.com)
  • Effects of Sprint-Interval and Endurance Respiratory Muscle Training Regimens. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The results indicate that a significant amount of the elevated fitness level might be accounted for by increased endurance capacity of the inspiratory muscles. (humankinetics.com)
  • The degree of respiratory muscle fatigue after a speed endurance test on land and in water was also determined. (sun.ac.za)
  • Respiratory muscle endurance showed correlations to certain anthropometry variables and had a significant regression equations for MVV in men: -312.51 + (2.83 x Arm span) - (0.38 x Sum of 8 skinfolds) and arm span and sum of eight skinfolds accounted for 47.3% of the variance in MVV. (sun.ac.za)
  • In fact, in highly fit endurance athletes the pressure produced by inspiratory muscles can approach the maximum and expiratory pressures are increased to levels at which dynamic compression of the airways determines expiratory flow limitation [ 5 ]. (airofit.com)
  • Following gas exposures, diaphragm muscle contractile, and endurance properties were examined ex vivo . (frontiersin.org)
  • Neither gCIH nor pCIH exposure had effects on diaphragm muscle force-generating capacity or endurance in either sex. (frontiersin.org)
  • Inspiratory muscle training using an incremental endurance test alleviates dyspnea and improves functional status in patients with chronic heart failure. (qxmd.com)
  • Inspiratory muscle endurance in patients with chronic heart failure. (qxmd.com)
  • The intercostal muscles are tiny muscles located in between each rib. (livestrong.com)
  • In between each rib there is two bands of muscles, one called the internal intercostal muscles and the other called the external intercostal muscles. (livestrong.com)
  • In humans it was found that the most important muscles for breathing were the internal intercostal muscles closest to the sternum. (livestrong.com)
  • During inhalation, these external intercostal muscles nearest the sternum contract and lift the rib cage up and out to make more room for the lungs. (livestrong.com)
  • As we exhale the internal intercostal muscles contract and allow the weight of the ribs to move back down. (livestrong.com)
  • This article went on to explain that in addition to the intercostal muscles, there are the scalene muscles, deep neck muscles attached to the upper ribs to move the upper ribs up during inspiration. (livestrong.com)
  • These carbon dioxide sensors will send a message directly to the brain to force the body to breath again, i.e., make the diaphragm and intercostal muscles contract. (livestrong.com)
  • These include the muscles of the DIAPHRAGM and the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES. (umassmed.edu)
  • The diaphragm and, to a lesser extent, the intercostal muscles drive respiration during quiet breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with the diaphragm, the intercostal muscles are one of the most important groups of respiratory muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are three layers of intercostal muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • The external intercostal muscles are most important in respiration. (wikipedia.org)
  • The internal intercostal muscles have fibres that are angled obliquely downward and backward from rib to rib. (wikipedia.org)
  • 9. There are at least three immediate tasks for clinicians to define: Where in the present natural history of COPD should respiratory muscles be rested? (nih.gov)
  • The question of whether the respiratory muscles are weak in COPD seems particularly important in the context of IMT. (ersjournals.com)
  • They also state that inspiratory muscle weakness contributes to a range of poor outcomes in COPD, whereas in our view associations between reduced inspiratory pressures due to hyperinflation and poor outcomes may simply be epiphenomena. (ersjournals.com)
  • How Breathing Exercises Influence on Respiratory Muscles and Quality of Life among Patients with COPD? (hindawi.com)
  • This systematic review aimed to investigate the effect of different breathing exercises on respiratory muscle function, 6-minute walk test (6MWT), and quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (hindawi.com)
  • Patients with COPD usually have physiological abnormalities that are mainly associated with abnormal alterations in the pattern of ventilatory muscle recruitment. (hindawi.com)
  • Weakening of the respiratory muscle in COPD patients often leads to hypercapnia, dyspnea, and decreased exercise capacity [ 5 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Therefore, the implementation of breathing exercises that can enhance respiratory muscle function and potentially reduce the severity of symptoms in patients with COPD is critical. (hindawi.com)
  • Purpose] This study aims to analyze the effect that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has on the respiratory synergist muscles. (go.jp)
  • Measurements were analyzed to determine the correlation between the diaphragm thickness and the respiratory synergist muscle activity in patients with mild COPD. (go.jp)
  • For patients with severe COPD, negative correlations were found between the diaphragm thickness and the sternocleidomastoid muscle and between the diaphragm thickness and the scalene muscle. (go.jp)
  • Thus, offering early and aggressive treatment and a respiration rehabilitation program to patients with COPD can help to reduce the actions of the respiratory synergist muscles to ensure normal breathing. (go.jp)
  • Effects of Different Modes of Respiratory MuscleTraining on Respiratory Mechanics and NRD in Patient With Stable COPD. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation. (bioportfolio.com)
  • We provide evidence that MMP-12 mRNA and protein are expressed by in-situ human airway smooth muscle cells obtained from bronchial biopsies of normal volunteers, and of patients with asthma, COPD and chronic cough. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bronchial smooth muscle cells may be an important source of elastolytic activity, thereby participating in remodeling in airway diseases such as COPD and chronic asthma. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Overproduction of MMP-12 causes pathological ECM protein breakdown and excessive airway remodeling, which has been implicated in a range of respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Patients with COPD presented a higher fatigability of a representative upper limb muscle (MD) compared with a lower limb muscle (QF). (rcjournal.com)
  • In patients with severe cardiac and/or respiratory insufficiency that prevents active exercise, EMS is an alternative form of exercise that is well tolerated and has minimal aerobic requirements," explained Dr. Nanas. (redorbit.com)
  • Diseases that constrict the skeletal structure of the chest wall and the spine with its articulations may interfere with the functional capacity of the diaphragmatic pump, facilitating the development of respiratory insufficiency and failure. (archbronconeumol.org)
  • The international workshop held in November 1999 at the Spinal Cord Injured Centre of the BG- trauma hospital in Hamburg was organised to exchange experience and to provide a view on recent developments concerning respiratory muscle stimulation for treatment of respiratory insufficiency. (uta.fi)
  • Respiratory muscle weakness can also lead to diminished performance on coughing, which may result in (aspiration) pneumonia or even acute ventilatory failure, complications that frequently cause death in MS. Training of the respiratory muscles might improve respiratory function and cough efficacy. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • During exercise the increased ventilatory demands determine an increased neural drive to the respira-tory muscles. (airofit.com)
  • How do respiratory muscles undertake the increased ventilatory demands of exercise? (airofit.com)
  • Motor unit recruitment model in the rat diaphragm muscle during ventilatory and nonventilatory behaviors, based on a model developed previously in cats and hamsters by Sieck and Fournier 240. (comprehensivephysiology.com)
  • This review aims to further investigate the consequences of mouth breathing on the pulmonary function and respiratory muscles, emphasizing the development of such changes from childhood to adulthood. (scielo.br)
  • This cross-sectional study assessed nutrition, pulmonary function and respiratory muscle function in 37 CF patients that undertook regular aerobic exercise and in a control group matched for age and gender which consisted of 44 CF patients that did not undertake regular exercise. (nih.gov)
  • Pulmonary function and respiratory muscles can be affected and typical symptoms presented by the patients include discomfort at a minimal exertion. (qxmd.com)
  • 5. Exercising the respiratory muscles of some patients may make them more susceptible to fatigue or, at least, produce no further improvement in function. (nih.gov)
  • During exercise training, respiratory muscle fatigue or diaphragmatic ischemia is thought to cause an ailment called exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), commonly referred to as 'stitch, side stitch or stomach cramp'," Professor Elmarakby explains. (utica.edu)
  • Respiratory muscle fatigue limiting physical exercise? (ersjournals.com)
  • Respiratory muscles contractile properties were analyzed before and after a fatigue protocol using in vivo isometric 1-s tetanic contraction characteristics in both muscles: peak tetanic force, contraction time, relaxation time, and total contraction time. (nih.gov)
  • The MV rabbits showed significant weight loss in both muscles, accompanied by a reduced peak tetanic force (9.96+/-3.2 vs. 7.44+/-2.2 N for diaphragm of control and MV animals respectively), fatigue resistance index, and increased relaxation time (57.5+/-8.7 vs. 85.8+/-9.4 ms for diaphragm of control and MV animals) and contraction time. (nih.gov)
  • Pdi, time in inspiration (Ti), time per breath (TTOT), respiratory gases, ratings of perceived dyspnea and fatigue, and 760-800 nm near-infrared spectroscopy absorbency changes of the serratus anterior muscle were measured throughout exercise. (ahajournals.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS We conclude that low-frequency diaphragmatic muscle fatigue does not occur despite accessory respiratory muscle deoxygenation during exercise in patients with HF. (ahajournals.org)
  • It has been suggested that respiratory muscle fatigue may limit the exercise capacity of even normal subjects. (ahajournals.org)
  • Studies in athletes during prolonged submaximal exercise have shown that muscle fatigue increases in almost direct proportion to the rate of muscle glycogen depletion. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Muscle fatigue in short-term maximal exercise is associated with oxygen lack and an increased level of blood and muscle lactic acid, and an accompanying increase in hydrogen-ion concentration in the exercised muscle. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Nerve stimulation techniques have provided objective evidence that the diaphragm and abdominal muscles are susceptible to fatigue with heavy, sustained exercise. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • The fatigue appears to be due to elevated levels of respiratory muscle work combined with an increased competition for blood flow with limb locomotor muscles. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • An increase in limb locomotor muscle fatigue may play a pivotal role in determining exercise tolerance through a direct effect on muscle force output and a feedback effect on effort perception, causing reduced motor output to the working limb muscles. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • Muscle twitchs and Pdi were measured before induction of fatigue, immediately after fatigue, 30min and 60min after fatigue. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Fatigue was assesed by the profile of muscle twitches at tetanic frequencies of 10,20,30,40,50 and lOOHz. (nii.ac.jp)
  • RESULT] Muscle twitches and Pdi in both group were reduced after induction of fatigue, where the higher the frequency of stimuli was, the smaller the depressions of muscle twitch and Pdi were. (nii.ac.jp)
  • In our study, we adopted the supramaximal stimulation to induce the muscle fatigue, and this might in part be a cause not to relieve the fatigue. (nii.ac.jp)
  • During the last 15 years new stimulation patterns have been found, which allow for fatigue free stimulation with less loss of muscle force. (uta.fi)
  • An increased work of breathing during heavy whole body exercise can lead to respiratory muscle fatigue (RMF) and decreased leg blood flow. (k-state.edu)
  • To compare muscle fatigue and recovery time between two representative muscles of the upper limb (middle deltoid, MD) and lower limb (quadriceps femoris, QF). (rcjournal.com)
  • This review provides low-quality evidence that resistive inspiratory muscle training with a resistive threshold device is moderately effective postintervention for improving predicted maximal inspiratory pressure in people with mild to moderate MS, whereas expiratory muscle training showed no significant effects. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Respiratory muscle function in CF was assessed by maximal inspiratory pressure (Pimax), maximal expiratory pressure (Pemax) and pressure-time index of the respiratory muscles (PTImus). (nih.gov)
  • We assessed the effects of respiratory muscle training (RMT) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) on vital capacity (VC), maximal static inspiratory (PImax) and expiratory (PEmax) pressures and maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Change in baseline visit maximal respiratory pressures at 6 month visit, and 12 month visit. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 13 failed to improve their 6-min walk distance (6MWD) or maximal oxygen uptake despite a 12 cmH 2 O increase in P I,max and histological improvement in their inspiratory muscles. (ersjournals.com)
  • The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between maximal respiratory mouth pressures, before and after exercise, and early recovery oxygen kinetics. (ahajournals.org)
  • Does treadmill running performance, heart rate and breathing rate response during maximal graded exercise improve after volitional respiratory muscle training? (bmj.com)
  • It is commonly held that the respiratory system has ample capacity relative to the demand for maximal O-2 and CO2 transport in healthy humans exercising near sea level. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • At higher levels of exercise up to maximal exercise, the pressures produced by the respiratory muscles are well below their maximum. (airofit.com)
  • At maximal exercise, the oxygen consumed by the respiratory muscles to breathe is only ∼10% of the total [ 4 ]. (airofit.com)
  • Both muscles are simultaneously activated when one breathes in at the maximal flow rate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tendon organs, another receptor in muscles, monitor changes in the force produced by muscle contraction. (britannica.com)
  • NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - New research suggests that disruptive mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene SCN4A - which codes for a protein called NaV1.4 involved in skeletal respiratory muscle contraction - are over-represented in infants who suffered from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (genomeweb.com)
  • Abdominal displacement (Vab) gastric pressure (Pga) characteristic during relaxation and contraction of abdominal muscles . (fitness-vip.com)
  • The resulting compound action potentials and subsequent muscle contraction allow for measurement of the efficiency of neural and neuromuscular transmission. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Pmus, muscle contraction pressure. (archbronconeumol.org)
  • A state arrived at through prolonged and strong contraction of a muscle. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Ageing leads to loss of respiratory muscle function, mostly through changes in respiratory mechanics, oxidative stress, probable mild muscle atrophy, excitation/contraction uncoupling and impaired bioenergetics. (ersjournals.com)
  • Researchers from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, have developed a model that they say accurately simulates muscle contraction in the human airway, providing a tool to test new drugs to treat asthma. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Researchers say their airway muscle-on-a-chip effectively mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs to treat asthma. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The team then added a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which causes contraction of smooth muscle, to induce an allergic response. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • No increase in diaphragmatic electromyography amplitude of the diaphragm muscle on the side of SCI was observed, while the contraction duration was significantly decreased in sedentary group compared to trained group. (nature.com)
  • When each muscle group contracts alone or the contraction is predominant compared to the other groups, undesirable effects (such as "paradoxical" inward or outward motion during inspiration and expiration, respectively) occur on at least one of the compartments. (airofit.com)
  • The muscles of respiration are those muscles that contribute to inhalation and exhalation, by aiding in the expansion and contraction of the thoracic cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • When forceful exhalation is required, or when the elasticity of the lungs is reduced (as in emphysema), active exhalation can be achieved by contraction of the abdominal wall muscles (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, external oblique muscle and internal oblique muscle). (wikipedia.org)
  • Respiratory muscle (inspiratory, expiratory, upper airway) weakness due to neuromuscular disease can cause insufficient ventilation, nocturnal hypoventilation, or ineffective cough [ 6 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • This is because it is possible to generate inspiratory pressures at the airway opening by the rib cage muscles in the absence of significant diaphragm contribution. (fitness-vip.com)
  • The upper airway serves as a common conduit of the respiratory, digestive, and phonatory systems. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Whereas respiration requires patency of the upper airway throughout the respiratory cycle, swallowing and phonation are dependent on upper airway closure. (fitness-vip.com)
  • During swallowing, upper airway muscles close the velopharyngeal sphincter and create a peristaltic-like constriction of the collapsible pharyngeal airway to propel the food bolus into the esophagus. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Activation of upper airway muscles during. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Assessment of upper airway muscle activity and airway collapsibility is useful for assessing infants and children with increased upper airway resistance. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Surface and fine wire EMGs have been used in research settings to evaluate the activity of upper airway muscles including the intrinsic laryngeal muscles (8), alae nasi (105), and the genioglossus (105). (fitness-vip.com)
  • The function of upper airway muscles is normally assessed clinically by visualization of the size of the airway using fiberoptic endoscopy (106), flu-oroscopy (107), or, more recently, fast magnetic resonance imaging techniques (108). (fitness-vip.com)
  • No normal values exist for the EMG of the upper airway muscles. (fitness-vip.com)
  • The more positive value in the postmortem measurements probably reflects the lack of upper airway muscle activation. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Measurements of upper airway function are useful in assessing children with suspected obstructive sleep apnea due to abnormalities of either structure or upper airway muscle activation including those with craniofacial abnormalities, hypertrophied lymphoid tissue, and neuromuscular disease. (fitness-vip.com)
  • The present experiments were performed in order to determine the effects of MBP on the responsiveness of airway smooth muscle. (hku.hk)
  • We investigated whether human airway smooth muscle cells could express and secrete MMP-12, thereby participating in the pathogenesis of airway inflammatory diseases. (biomedcentral.com)
  • MMP-12 protein expression and secretion from cultured primary airway smooth muscle cells was further analysed by Western blot. (biomedcentral.com)
  • 10-fold enhancement in MMP-12 activity of primary airway smooth muscle cell cultures. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Our findings indicate that human airway smooth muscle cells express and secrete MMP-12 that is up-regulated by IL-1β and TNF-α. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The human airway is made up of layers of smooth muscle that contract and relax to decrease, then increase its diameter. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • They found that high doses of acetylcholine caused the airway muscle on the chip to hypercontract. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The findings contrast with our recent observation of upper airway dilator muscle weakness following exposure to pCIH. (frontiersin.org)
  • Co-ordinated activity of thoracic pump and upper airway dilator muscles is required for optimal control of upper airway caliber. (frontiersin.org)
  • A mismatch in the force-generating capacity of the complementary muscle groups could have adverse consequences for the control of airway patency and respiratory homeostasis. (frontiersin.org)
  • ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to gain more information on respiratory muscle function of team sports. (sun.ac.za)
  • abstract = "Nuclear respiratory factor 1 (NRF-1) is a transcriptional activator of nuclear genes that encode a range of mitochondrial proteins including cytochrome c, various other respiratory chain subunits, and δ -aminolevulinate synthase. (elsevier.com)
  • 2. Muscles have a tremendous capacity for adaptation. (nih.gov)
  • Despite those claims, Professor Elmarakby says controversy exists in the literature regarding whether respiratory muscle training actually improves exercise capacity and performance. (utica.edu)
  • Overall, the results of trials with inspiratory muscle training (IMT) indicate that this intervention improves exercise capacity and quality of life, particularly in patients with CHF and IMW. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Inspiratory muscle training (IMT), being cheap and free of side-effects, is intuitively attractive, since improving the capacity of the inspiratory muscles should "make breathing easier" and so improve exercise performance. (ersjournals.com)
  • Comparison of the 2 groups revealed that the intervention group had greater improvements in pulmonary function, cough capacity, and muscle activity. (go.jp)
  • In patients with severe respiratory muscle weakness, vital capacity is reduced but is a non-specific and relatively insensitive measure. (bmj.com)
  • The evaluation was realized through measures of maximum respiratory pressures (PImax and PEmax), respiratory peak flow (IPF and EPF), maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV), forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume at the 1st second (FEV 1 ). (scielo.br)
  • One particular study by Terry Dupler and William Amonette found that using the PowerLung for as little as 4 weeks with a study group of athlete"s showed significant changes in the respiratory capacity of the test subjects. (activeforever.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to measure responses from the circulatory and pulmonary systems, and measure changes to overall exercise capacity in athletes with cervical SCIs following inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IMT and EMT respectively). (icord.org)
  • The decision to include only highly-trained athletes in the study, as opposed to using community-level athletes, was to reduce the chances of any exercise-based limitations that were not related to the cardiovascular system (for example, exercise capacity being limited due to muscle weakness). (icord.org)
  • It is well-known that not only peripheral muscles, but also respiratory muscles muscle weakness and deconditioning play an important role in low exercise capacity of patients with HF. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clinical manifestations of functional and morphological muscular abnormalities in dialysis patients are muscle weakness and low exercise capacity, possibly leading to a sedentary life style with low p. (bioportfolio.com)
  • However, this situation may not apply during heavy-intensity, sustained exercise where exercise may encroach on the capacity of the respiratory system. (brunel.ac.uk)
  • Equation 1 where Pres represents the resistive pressure and is a function of flow, as dictated by the pressure-flow relation of the passive respiratory system (Pres = flow [centered dot] Rtot, rs ), and Pel represents the elastic recoil pressure and is a function of the volume-pressure relation of the respiratory system with respect to passive functional residual capacity (Pel = volume [centered dot] Est, rs ). (asahq.org)
  • To measure run capacity locomotor and respiratory functions, incremental exercise tests and diaphragmatic electromyography were done. (nature.com)
  • Activation of NRF-1 in fibroblasts has been shown to induce increases in cytochrome c expression and mitochondrial respiratory capacity. (elsevier.com)
  • Muscle respiratory capacity was not increased in the NRF-1 transgenic mice. (elsevier.com)
  • RMST optimizes the blood flow to your working muscles, increasing your performance capacity and extending your limits of exercise. (thebreather.com.au)
  • Is it useful to perform carbon monoxide diffusion capacity and respiratory muscle function tests in patients with multiple sclerosis without disability? (qxmd.com)
  • CIPNM is an acquired limb and respiratory muscle weakness that is a common and serious problem among intensive care unit patients, and can result in prolonged ICU and hospital stay. (redorbit.com)
  • CIPNM is a very common complication of critical illness and ICU stay affecting approximately one-quarter of ICU patients and is characterized by profound muscle weakness or even paralysis. (redorbit.com)
  • The application of EMS in patients after they are discharged from the ICU to improve and restore the muscle function should also be further evaluated, as should the long term effect in muscle function and quality of life of electrical muscle stimulation that has been applied during ICU stay. (redorbit.com)
  • Respiratory muscle weakness is common among patients who have neuromuscular disease ( table 1 ) [ 1,2 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Regardless of its clinical course, respiratory muscle weakness is a serious problem among patients with neuromuscular disease. (uptodate.com)
  • Many patients with ALS will die from progressive chronic respiratory failure. (uptodate.com)
  • Few data exist on the effect of exercise on respiratory muscle function in patients with CF. Our objective was to compare respiratory muscle function indices in CF patients that regularly exercise with those CF patients that do not. (nih.gov)
  • This study is a longitudinal study evaluating the severity and progression of respiratory muscle function in patients with X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM) aged 0-14. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Respiratory muscle function and dyspnea in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. (ahajournals.org)
  • Using near-infrared spectroscopy, we have previously demonstrated accessory respiratory muscle deoxygenation during exercise in these patients by monitoring changes in light absorption at 760-800 nm. (ahajournals.org)
  • Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of combined respiratory muscle training on expiratory muscle activity in stroke patients. (go.jp)
  • Conclusion] The results of this study suggest that combined respiratory muscle training has positive effects on both respiratory function and expiratory muscle activity in stroke patients. (go.jp)
  • Electromyographic measurements are not feasible for clinical assessment because of the technical difficulties, limited number of muscles that are accessible to surface measurements, and the inability to compare levels of EMG activity between patients. (fitness-vip.com)
  • Moreover, in the last five years, we have started a new avenue of research focusing on the underlying biology that accounts for the greater susceptibility of patients with chronic respiratory diseases (e.g. (imim.es)
  • Conclusions -The reduction of Pi max after exercise is associated with prolonged early recovery of oxygen kinetics, which may explain, in part, the role played by respiratory muscles in exercise intolerance in CHF patients. (ahajournals.org)
  • 21 22 The half-time of V̇ o 2 decline in early recovery from exercise is prolonged in these patients compared with normal volunteers, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy shows that a slower recovery of limb-muscle energy stores partly accounts for this phenomenon. (ahajournals.org)
  • As the disease worsens, the patients tend to maintain ventilation using the respiratory synergist muscles. (go.jp)
  • The authors hypothesized that expiratory muscle effort is greater in patients who fail to wean compared to those who wean successfully. (ovid.com)
  • Effects of the inspiratory muscle training and aerobic training on respiratory and functional parameters, inflammatory biomarkers, redox status and quality of life in hemodialysis patients: A randomized clinical trial. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Effects of High-Intensity Inspiratory Muscle Training Associated with Aerobic Exercise in Patients Undergoing CABG: Randomized Clinical Trial. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Patients with suspected inspiratory muscle weakness should be examined and, if inspiratory muscle weakness exists, then inspiratory muscle training should be provided. (rcjournal.com)
  • Intense exercise can also cause damage in respiratory muscles of elderly respiratory patients, but this can be followed by tissue repair and remodelling. (ersjournals.com)
  • [1-4] In such patients, when the load on the respiratory muscle pump becomes excessive, effective ventilation can no longer be maintained, and acute respiratory failure (ARF) will develop, with a perceived sense of breathlessness, hypoxia, hypercapnia, and acidosis. (asahq.org)
  • Acetylcholine receptor antagonists have been shown to improve outcome in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockers (NMBs), such as rocuronium and cisatracurium, are frequently used in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Major basic protein (MBP), one of several cationic proteins associated with the eosinophil granule, is cytotoxic to respiratory epithelium and is present in the sputum of asthmatics and on damaged bronchial epithelium from patients dying of asthma. (hku.hk)
  • In other patients, weakness of the respiratory muscles is not genetically determined but instead acquired due to another illness. (basilpetrof.com)
  • Our primary goal is to develop novel therapies that will help to reverse and/or prevent the development of respiratory muscle weakness and failure in patients. (basilpetrof.com)
  • Now there is an alternative and the only way to train and strengthen your respiratory muscles and improve your breathing, Powerlung. (activeforever.com)
  • Breathing exercise is defined as any breathing technique that can allow deeper inspiration or expiration, or otherwise alter the rate, pattern, or rhythm of respiration, and common examples of such exercises include inspiratory muscle training (IMT), expiratory muscle training (EMT), diaphragmatic breathing (DB), Liuzijue, and combined training exercises. (hindawi.com)
  • Research in animals has shown that diaphragmatic inactivity produces severe injury and atrophy of muscle fibers. (annals.org)
  • METHOD] Phrenic nerves were exposed and stimulated at neck region (tetanus stimulation for 1 sec at 40Hz), and bilateral diaphragmatic muscle tensions were measured through transducers attached to infradiaphragmatic surface. (nii.ac.jp)
  • This might be due to the low inspiratory flow, which was not enough to lessen the work of diaphragmatic muscle. (nii.ac.jp)
  • She manifested the characteristic clinical features, including early-onset respiratory failure due to diaphragmatic paralysis and severe distal muscle weakness. (symptoma.com)
  • This study explores the relationship between acute respiratory exacerbations and long-term muscle loss using serial measurements of CT derived pectoralis muscle area (PMA). (bmj.com)
  • Individuals with complete or incomplete lesions during inpatient rehabilitation, level C4-T12.Ten or more training sessions of either an inspiratory or a combined in- and expiratory muscle training were performed in a group setting with respiratory function measurements before and after the training period. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Twenty two women hockey players underwent a series of kinanthropometric and respiratory muscle function measurements, and were then randomly assigned to an experimental group (EXP, n = 15) who underwent concurrent RMT, and a control group (CON, n = 7) who underwent sham training. (sun.ac.za)
  • DNV‐induced change in rat diaphragm muscle net protein balance as determined by performing parallel but separate incubations of strips from the same diaphragm muscle for protein‐synthesis and protein‐degradation measurements. (comprehensivephysiology.com)
  • displacements, chest wall motion, and respiratory pressures. (fitness-vip.com)
  • However, there is a group of muscles whose contractile function produces a different effect, the generation of changes in intrathoracic pressures that allows the airflow: these are the respiratory muscles, which are also skeletal muscles. (ersjournals.com)
  • Conversely, rib cage and abdominal muscles are primarily "pressure generators", i.e. develop the pressures required to move the rib cage and abdomen, respectively [ 1 ]. (airofit.com)
  • See 'Respiratory muscle weakness due to neuromuscular disease: Management' . (uptodate.com)
  • The respiratory neuromuscular system in Pompe disease. (umassmed.edu)
  • Oscillometry (OSC) to assess respiratory function in rare neuromuscular disease with respiratory muscle weakness (NMD). (ers-education.org)
  • To test the extent to which RMSIT improves respiratory muscle performance compared to a conventional re. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Recent studies provide evidence that respiratory muscle training improves exercise performance in well-controlled and rigorously designed studies utilizing exercise tests with the lowest coefficient of variation for repeated testing, appropriate outcome measures, and fitness of the participants. (powerbreathe.com)
  • One of the remarkable features of the respiratory control system is that ventilation increases sufficiently to keep the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood nearly unchanged despite the large increases in metabolic rate that can occur with exercise, thus preserving acid-base homeostasis . (britannica.com)
  • Insufficient ventilation may induce dyspnea, orthopnea, rapid shallow breathing (tachypnea plus decreased tidal volume), accessory respiratory muscle use, thoracoabdominal paradox (inward motion of the abdomen during inspiration), hypercapnia, or hypoxemia. (uptodate.com)
  • Ventilation may be required if respiratory muscles are affected. (symptoma.com)
  • Presenting features are variable and may include significant respiratory muscle paralysis , in which case invasive ventilation may be needed. (symptoma.com)
  • Archivos de Bronconeumologia (http: www.archbronconeumol.org) publishes original studies whose content is based upon results dealing with several aspects of respiratory diseases such as epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinics, surgery, and basic investigation. (archbronconeumol.org)
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp) is a bacterium that causes pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Ageing normally coexists with comorbidities, including respiratory diseases, which further deteriorate the structure and function of respiratory muscles. (ersjournals.com)
  • Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection in a malnourished 6-year-old boy was characterized by severe diarrhea, dehydration and marked hypokalemia, followed by acute respiratory failure due to respiratory muscle paralysis, and cardiac arrest. (ajtmh.org)
  • These measures produced recovery from the respiratory muscle paralysis. (ajtmh.org)
  • He continued to have severe diarrhea and again developed marked hypokalemia with respiratory muscle paralysis, abdominal distention, and cardiac arrhythmias with cardiac arrest episodes. (ajtmh.org)
  • Respiratory difficulties and death due to respiratory muscle paralysis can rarely occur if the tick is not removed rapidly. (symptoma.com)
  • muscle paralysis or aspiration pneumonia. (symptoma.com)
  • Proximal myopathy affecting the arms can progress to quadraparesis, respiratory muscle paralysis and respiratory arrest. (symptoma.com)
  • Death generally results from atrophy or paralysis of the respiratory muscles . (symptoma.com)
  • Death of these nerve cells stops the transmission of neural impulses to muscle fibers, leading to weakness, paralysis and usually death from respiratory failure. (symptoma.com)
  • weakness that can be severe enough to cause paralysis of the limbs and respiratory muscles , as well as psychiatric disturbances are main symptoms of VP. (symptoma.com)
  • Paralysis of some or all muscles for breathing. (symptoma.com)
  • Complications of spinal cord injuries include pulmonary edema, respiratory failure, neurogenic shock, and paralysis below the injury site. (symptoma.com)
  • failure due to respiratory muscle paralysis , and cardiac arrest. (symptoma.com)
  • 1. Normal respiratory muscles have a large functional reserve. (nih.gov)
  • Evaluate and compare the isolated and combined effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) and Aerobic Training (AT) on respiratory and functional parameters, inflamatory biomarkers, redox status and. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralysed Respiratory Muscles. (uta.fi)
  • however, the structural adaptation and functional impairment of the upper and lower limb muscles do not seem to be homogenous. (rcjournal.com)
  • From a functional point of view, there are three groups of respiratory muscles: the diaphragm, the rib cage muscles and the abdominal muscles. (airofit.com)
  • The elasticity of these muscles is crucial to the health of the respiratory system and to maximize its functional capabilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • This suggests that other factors, not directly related to respiratory mechanics, may play a role in the beneficial effects of NMBs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The mechanics of the breathing pattern is regulated so precisely that the work performed by the respiratory muscles is minimised. (airofit.com)
  • Changes in the concentration of potassium and lactic acid in the exercising muscles acting on unmyelinated nerve fibres may be another mechanism for stimulation of breathing during exercise. (britannica.com)
  • Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) can prevent critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM), according to Greek researchers. (redorbit.com)
  • Electrical muscle stimulation is a promising preventive tool for critical illness polyneuromyopathy, a common complication of critical illness which is associated with increased duration of ICU stay, morbidity and mortality," said Dr. Nanas. (redorbit.com)
  • Theophylline-induced respiratory recovery following cervical spinal cord hemisection is augmented by serotonin 2 receptor stimulation. (rutgers.edu)
  • Stimulation of other respiratory muscles also might enlarge the group. (uta.fi)
  • Sg was more sensitive than Gg to respiratory stimulation such as hypercapnia or NaCN injection. (elsevier.com)
  • Similarly, early life exposure to CIH did not affect muscle tolerance of severe hypoxic stress determined ex vivo . (frontiersin.org)
  • The lungs have to rely on external muscles and bones to allow for respiration. (livestrong.com)
  • The present study aimed to assess the simultaneous activities of some considered accessory muscles for respiration and search to what extent, subjects postures and forms of respiratory movements can affect the activities of these muscles in subjects positioned upright and in a supine posture. (semanticscholar.org)
  • In this study, the activities of the two external glossal muscles, Genioglossus (Gg) and Styloglossus (Sg), related to respiration were examined through the electromyography (EMG) in dog. (elsevier.com)
  • With hypercapnic condition induced by closed rebreathing respiratory system, both Sg and Gg showed phasic respiratory activities in respiration period. (elsevier.com)
  • American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , Vol. 166, No. 4, 15.08.2002, p. 528-547. (elsevier.com)
  • The abdominal muscles act on the abdomen and the abdominal rib cage and are expiratory. (airofit.com)
  • During inspiration, while the rib cage muscles contract, the abdominal muscles gradually relax, and vice versa during expiration. (airofit.com)
  • It is a thin, dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The diaphragm is also involved in non-respiratory functions, helping to expel vomit, faeces, and urine from the body by increasing intra-abdominal pressure, and preventing acid reflux by exerting pressure on the esophagus as it passes through the esophageal hiatus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Without the respiratory system our body could not get the vital oxygen it needs to function. (livestrong.com)
  • Acid, I am sorry that I did not have the time to describe the theophylline effects on the respiratory system in greater detail. (rutgers.edu)
  • The current body of clinical research work confirms the complex mechanisms that are in place between the respiratory system and the circulatory systems of the human body. (powerlung.com)
  • In this projects, we could not yet developed a device of an ambulant type for measuring respiratory oxygen consumption using a microcomputer system. (nii.ac.jp)
  • When you are breathing more efficiently, more energy is available to peripheral muscles, and the respiratory system is using less oxygen. (powerlung.com)
  • The aim of this work was to demonstrate the feasibility of using a mouse model of partial cervical spinal hemisection at the second cervical metameric segment (C2) to investigate the impact of 6 weeks training on forced exercise wheel system on locomotor/respiratory plasticity muscles. (nature.com)
  • It also makes it difficult to exhale carbon dioxide, which is a waste product of the respiratory system. (healthline.com)
  • An artery's muscle helps it expand and contract in rhythm with the heart beating to keep blood moving through the system. (ipl.org)
  • Respiratory muscle function and exercise intolerance in heart failure. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • TY - JOUR T1 - Respiratory muscle function and exercise intolerance in heart failure. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • These encouraging results indicate that CAP-1002 has the potential to not only address the heart disease in Duchenne, but to also treat the progressive failure that occurs in the peripheral and respiratory musculature. (medindia.net)
  • Failure of respiratory muscles leads to alveolar hypoventilation and hypercapnic respiratory failure. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Chronic heart failure is commonly associated with inspiratory muscle weakness. (rcjournal.com)
  • Reducing inspiratory muscle weakness has the potential to improve many of the deleterious effects of chronic heart failure. (rcjournal.com)
  • Respiratory Failure happens when tiny blood vessels surrounding the alveoli can not properly exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen. (ipl.org)
  • Involvement of cardiac or respiratory muscle can result in life-threatening arrhythmia or respiratory failure. (symptoma.com)
  • with respiratory failure. (symptoma.com)
  • The respiratory muscles pump air into and out of the lungs, and when these muscles are defective this can lead to respiratory failure and even death. (basilpetrof.com)
  • The results suggest that MBP, by inhibiting the function of epithelial but not smooth muscle cells, causes hyperreactivity of respiratory smooth muscle, which may contribute to the hyperreactivity observed in chronic respiratory disease. (hku.hk)
  • Publications] Tamotsu Takishima,Chiyohiko Shindoh,Yoshihiro Kikuchi,Wataru Hida and Hiroshi Inoue: 'Aging effect on oxygen consumption of respiratory muscles in humans' J.Appl.Physiol.69. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Aging effect on oxygen consumption of respiratory muscles in humans' J. Appl. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] T.Takashima,C.Shindoh,Y.Kikuchi,W.Hida,and H.Inoue: 'Aging effect on oxygen consumption of respiratory muscles in humans. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Electromyographic study of the pectoralis major, serratus anterior and external oblique muscles during respiratory activity in humans. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Cardiac muscle never tires. (ipl.org)
  • Your smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscles create movement by contracting and releasing in a process called the sliding filament model. (youtube.com)
  • Skeletal, cardiac, and respiratory muscle function and histopathology " by Qing Yu, Melissa Morales et al. (gwu.edu)
  • Skeletal, cardiac, and respiratory muscle function and histopathology in the P448Lneo- mouse model of FKRP-deficient muscular dystrophy. (gwu.edu)
  • The P448Lneo- mouse model has a knock-in mutation in the FKRP gene and develops skeletal, respiratory, and cardiac muscle disease. (gwu.edu)
  • CONCLUSIONS: FKRP-deficient P448Lneo- mice demonstrate significant deficits in cardiac and respiratory functions compared to control mice, and this is associated with increased inflammation and fibrosis. (gwu.edu)
  • Controlled trial of respiratory muscle training in chronic airflow limitation. (bmj.com)
  • Patient outcome parameters included changes in respiratory muscle function, 6MWT, and QoL. (hindawi.com)
  • To assess the effects of respiratory muscle training versus any other type of training or no training for respiratory muscle function, pulmonary function and clinical outcomes in people with MS. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on the Incidence of Pneumonia in Neurological and Neurosurgical Early Rehabilitation: Results from a Matched-Pair Analysis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between respiratory muscle performance and oxygen kinetics. (ahajournals.org)
  • This was achieved by determining the relationship between anthropometry and respiratory muscle function and the relationship between respiratory muscle function and exercise performance. (sun.ac.za)
  • PowerLung is the first breathing trainer with integrated inhaling and exhaling features and user controlled variable resistance to work out the respiratory muscles. (activeforever.com)
  • Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Progressive threshold resistance forces air to flow in and out, strengthening the respiratory muscles. (powerlung.com)
  • Respiratory Muscle Training devices help to improve breathing by creating resistance, much like weight lifting. (powerlung.com)
  • Both muscle showed a significant atrophy of type IIa and IIb fibers but a stability in type I fibers cross-sectional area. (nih.gov)
  • and 2) a late phase characterized by impaired myogenesis in association with muscle atrophy, fibrosis and fatty infiltration. (basilpetrof.com)