Research

Effect of IMT on exercise performance – September 6 2013

A research article, published online ahead of print (6 September 2013), has revealed evidence that prior-induced inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF) reduces exercise performance, likely as a result of the increased quadriceps muscle fatigue (QMF). Research Abstract: Effect of inspiratory muscle fatigue on exercise performance taking into account the fatigue-induced excess respiratory drive The study investigated

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Changes in Young Smokers after Inspiratory Exercise

This research in the August 2013 edition of Clinical Autonomic Research addresses ‘Autonomic changes in young smokers: acute effects of inspiratory exercise’. One major consequence of smoking is the development of cardiovascular diseases or CVD. These are all the diseases of the heart and circulation. CVD includes coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease and

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Respiratory Muscle Training for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (Review)

An Intervention Review by the Cochrane Injuries Group has been published on The Cochrane Library that looked at Respiratory Muscle Training for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This systematic review was needed to determine the effectiveness of Respiratory Muscle Training (either inspiratory or expiratory muscle training) on pulmonary function, dyspnoea, respiratory complications, respiratory muscle strength,

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Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training & Yoga Breathing on Frail Older Adults

A research report has just been published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy that looked at the effects of inspiratory muscle training and yoga breathing on respiratory muscle function on impaired older adults. The report concluded that yoga breathing exercises appeared to be an effective and well-tolerated exercise regimen in frail older adults and

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A Combined IMT & EMT Program Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength & Fatigue in MS

The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published an ‘Article in Press’ that looked at determining the effects of a short duration of combined inspiratory and expiratory progressive respiratory muscle training (RMT) on respiratory muscle strength, fatigue, health-related quality of life and functional performance in individuals with mild-to-moderate MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Results showed an increase

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Influence of IMT in morbidly obese individuals: a pilot study

This new research article has just been released by Disability and Rehabilitation – An international, multidisciplinary journal. Research Article The influence of inspiratory muscle training on diaphragmatic mobility, pulmonary function and maximum respiratory pressures in morbidly obese individuals: a pilot study Abstract Purpose: To investigate whether 12 week inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has any impact

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POWERbreathe – recognised in providing ‘Gold Standard’ K-Series devices for important research

Measurement validity of an electronic inspiratory loading device during a loaded breathing task in patients with COPD This is the first Abstract from the multi-nation (Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada) COPD study, for which they used the POWERbreathe K-Series. The study has been carried out by highly respected, leading professionals and highlights the quality,

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Effects of IMT After Lung Cancer Surgery, a Randomized Controlled Trial

This study is currently in the process of recruiting participants, and we won’t see the study completed until July 2014, 7 months after the final data has been collected for primary outcome measure. The Responsible Party is Barbara C. Brocki, Aalborg University Hospital, with collaborators from University Hospital Orebro, Orebro University, Sweden and Katholieke Universiteit

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Respiratory Muscle Training for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Respiratory Muscle Training for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Respiratory muscle training can improve respiratory muscle strength and endurance in children and young adults with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Acute respiratory failure associated with respiratory infection is the most frequent reason for unplanned hospital admission, and chronic respiratory failure is a frequent cause of death. With appropriate intervention, the incidence of unplanned hospital admission can

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