Specific IMT In Patients With Mild Asthma With High Consumption Of Inhaled Beta2-Agonists

“It has been known for many years that there are variations between asthmatic patients in terms of their perception of breathlessness during airway obstruction. This study investigated the relationship between 2-agonist consumption and the score of perception of dyspnea, in mild asthmatics, and the relationship between the effect of specific inspiratory muscle training (SIMT) on the score of perception of dyspnea and ?2-agonist consumption in ‘high perceivers’.”


“Patients with mild asthma, who have a high ?2-agonist consumption, have a higher perception of dyspnea than those with normal consumption. In addition, specific inspiratory muscle training was associated with a decrease in perception of dyspnea and a decrease in ?2-agonist consumption.”

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Development And Evaluation Of A Pressure Threshold Inspiratory Muscle Trainer For Use In The Context Of Sports Performance

“Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) became widespread, particularly in a clinical context, and at the time of this research a pressure threshold training device suitable for training the inspiratory muscles of healthy humans did not exist. The purpose of this paper was to document the design and development of such a device – the POWERbreathe.

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