IMT In Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

“Respiratory muscles are known to be weakened and are a cause of reduced exercise capacity in both recipients and candidates of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in this patient population have not been comprehensively investigated so far. This study planned to investigate the effects of IMT during allo-HSCT on early transplantation-related outcomes.”

Conclusion:

“Inspiratory muscle training is a safe and effective intervention which improves respiratory muscle strength and exercise capacity and decreases depression and dyspnea in allo-HSCT recipients. These positive changes might be further enhanced by prolonging the duration of training or inclusion of more recipients with inspiratory muscle weakness.”

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