clinical trial

  • Hospitalised Patients Benefit from POWERbreathe IMT

    A new clinical trial in Brazil has found that POWERbreathe IMT improves inspiratory muscle strength and shortens the length of stay in hospitalised patients. Objective The aim of this double-blind randomised controlled trial is to assess the impact of IMT on...

  • New Trial into Effects of IMT in COPD Patients

    A new clinical trial will be looking at the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on shortness of breath (dyspnea) and postural control in patients with COPD. Shortness of breath in patients with COPD Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder...

  • Efficacy of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Elite Swimmers (PEAK)

    This study is a randomized controlled trial. Firstly it will look at the efficacy of inspiratory muscle training using POWERbreathe. Furthermore it will asses the swimming performance, airway dysfunction and perceived breathlessness in the elite swimmers recruited...

  • Effects Of IMT On Exercise Capacity And Spontaneous Physical Activity In Elderly Subjects

    “Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been shown to improve exercise capacity in diseased populations. We chose to examine the effects of eight weeks of IMT on exercise capacity and spontaneous physical activity in elderly individuals.” Conclusion: “IMT...

  • Abdominal Surgery

    'Pre-Operative IMT Preserves Postoperative Inspiratory Muscle Strength Following Major Abdominal Surgery' “The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effect of pre-operative inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on respiratory variables in patients undergoing...

  • Lung Cancer Surgery

    'Respiratory Muscle Strength, Functional Capacity and Subjective Outcome - Effects of IMT After Lung Cancer Surgery' “The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of postoperative inspiratory muscle training on the recovery of respiratory muscle strength...

  • IMT Protocol For Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (IMTCO study)

    “Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been applied during pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it remains unclear if the addition of IMT to a general exercise training programme leads to additional...

  • Respiratory Muscle Specific Warm-Up And Elite Swimming Performance

    “Inspiratory muscle training has been shown to improve performance in elite swimmers, when used as part of routine training, but its use as a respiratory warm-up has yet to be investigated. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of inspiratory muscle...

  • Comparing Inspiratory Resistive Muscle Training with Incentive Spirometry on Rehabilitation of COPD Patients

    “The purpose of this randomised controlled trial was to examine the effect of incentive spirometry in pulmonary rehabilitation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and compare its efficacy with inspiratory resistive muscle training (IMT) technique.” Conclusion: "Both...

  • Effects of IMT on Dyspnea in COPD During Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Randomized Controlled Trial

    The purpose of this trial is to demonstrate that Inspiratory Muscle Training associated with a conventional pulmonary rehabilitation program allows a significant improvement of dyspnea in subjects with severe or very severe COPD than a conventional pulmonary rehabilitation...