Can inspiratory muscle training benefit patients after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

CONCLUSION: Inspiratory muscle training can be considered as an effective intervention for improving pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary endurance, and reducing pulmonary infection incidence in patients after stroke. PMID: 32493056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research

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Conclusions: RMT interventions are effective to improve respiratory function and walking ability in poststroke patients.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In conclusion, sitting for prolonged periods of time without interruption is unfavorably associated with DBP and HDL cholesterol. Exercise Slows Inappropriate Growth of Blood Vessels in a Mouse Model of Macular Degeneration Excessive growth of blood vessels beneath the retina is a proximate cause of blindness in conditions such as macular degeneration. Researchers here provide evidence for physical activity to be influential in the pace at which this process of tissue...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Background/Hypothesis: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is used in the assessment of function and prognosis of cardiopulmonary health in children with cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Techniques, such as cardiac MRi, and PET-scan, can be performed simultaneously with exercise testing. Thus, it is desirable to have a broader knowledge about children’s normal cardiopulmonary function in different body postures and exercise modalities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different body positions on cardiopulmonary function in healthy subjects performing CPETs.Materials and Methods: Thirty-one he...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In non-ambulatory stroke survivors, aerobic walking exercise is feasible and safe. Also, the results are promising and suggest that aerobic walking exercise may improve lung function; more data are needed. PMID: 31622173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
Valérie Attali1,2,3*, Louis Clavel1,3, Philippe Rouch3, Isabelle Rivals1,4, Ségolène Rémy-Néris1, Wafa Skalli3, Baptiste Sandoz3 and Thomas Similowski1,5 1INSERM, UMRS1158 Neurophysiologie Respiratoire Expérimentale et Clinique, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France 2Service des Pathologies du Sommeil (Département “R3S”), Hôpitaux Universitaires Pitié Salpêtrière – Charles Foix, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Paris, France 3Arts et Metiers ParisTech, Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Conclusion: We compared the relationship between the SGA and the spirometry as certified pulmonary function test. The SGA data were statistically significant and reliable for pulmonary function assessment in stroke patients. It will therefore be useful during rehabilitation to improve pulmonary function and clinical monitoring in stroke patients. PMID: 30519571 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
ConclusionThe 12-week tai chi exercise did not have an obvious beneficial effect on cardiac structure, cardiac function and static lung function in older community-dwelling adults at risk of ischemic stroke. The study with a longer duration of intervention should be necessary. (Trial registration No. ChiCTR-TRC-13003601)
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Background: Previous research has shown that expiratory muscle strength training (EMT) increases voluntary cough strength and improves swallowing function in patients with Parkinson's disease. However, these effects of EMT in dysphagia and aspiration pneumonia after stroke are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to identify whether EMT provide effects on cough strength and swallowing function in stroke patients with dysphagia.Methods: Twenty-one stroke patients with dysphagia were recruited. We used threshold loading device for EMT, with load of 75% of their maximum expiratory pressure (PEmax). The patients perfor...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients presented exacerbations of respiratory diseases as the main causes of mortality and with a very low survival time rate.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
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