Brazil

  • Effects of work of breathing on blood flow during exercise

    Published in Experimental Physiology this research sought to simultaneously assess leg and respiratory muscle blood flow during intense exercise while manipulating the work of breathing (WOB). Researchers from Canada & Brazil hypothesised: Increasing the...

  • Heart Transplant Patient Represents Country in Triathlon

    After years of waiting, Patricia Fonseca from Brazil has undergone a heart transplant. And after several months of recovery Patricia represented her country at the XX1 Malaga-Spain World Transplant Games 2017.  The event she entered is the triathlon; swimming,...

  • Rio Gold Medal Winner Uses POWERbreathe

    Robson Conceição is Brazil's first Olympic boxing gold medalist, winning at this year's Rio Olympics. And he is using POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). Why Conceição began boxing As a child Robson Conceição took to fighting with other...

  • A New Device For IMT In Patients With Tracheostomy Tube In ICU: A Randomized Trial

    The objective of this randomised controlled trial was to compare the inspiratory muscle strength between two groups of tracheostomy patients: Inspiratory Muscle Training with POWERbreathe and breathing through a humidified t-piece (T-tune). Conclusion: “The Inspiratory...

  • IMT in mechanical ventilation: suitable protocols and endpoints

    RESEARCH: Inspiratory muscle training in mechanical ventilation: suitable protocols and endpoints, the key to clear results - a critical review Silva, Paulo Eugênio This research from Faculdade de Educação Física, Universidade de Brasília looked into whether...