Management of respiratory diseases beyond drugs: Pulmonary Rehab

This article highlights some of the areas raised by a discussion panel in Mumbai on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) of patients with respiratory diseases.

Topics covered were:

  • REHABILITATION IN COPD (CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE)

The panel touched on how “Respiratory-muscle training can be considered in patients with respiratory-muscle weakness.”

POWERbreathe Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) is drug-free, clinically proven and beneficial for patients with COPD as a stand alone therapy and for pulmonary rehab. Read more about POWERbreathe RMT for Pulmonary Rehab in COPD patients.

  • PULMONARY REHABILITATION IN TB
  • REHABILITATION IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS (IPF)
  • REHABILITATION IN POST LUNG RE-SECTIONAL SURGERY

Read the full article.

View list of published research that used POWERbreathe as the IMT intervention of choice in POWERbreathe in Research.

Find more published research on our Inspiratory Muscle Training Research blog.

 

Comparing IMT with Incentive Spirometry on Rehabilitation of COPD Patients

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

This latest research, published in Rehabilitation Nursing (PubMed Epub ahead of print, 8 Jan 2014) used POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training.

Research:

Comparing Inspiratory Resistive Muscle Training with Incentive Spirometry on Rehabilitation of COPD Patients
Heydari A, Farzad M, Ahmadi Hosseini SH.

Purpose:

“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.”

Findings:

In within-group analysis… “both techniques significantly improved the mean of all respiratory function tests.”

In between-group analysis… “the difference between the two groups was not significant (p = .459). There were no significant differences between the two techniques for FEV1 (p = .653) and FEV1/FVC (p = .936).”

Conclusions:

“According to the present study, in spite of superiority of IMT technique for improving the two pulmonary parameters (MVV and PImax), using incentive spirometry could be a good complementary method for pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients.”

Read the Abstract on PubMed.