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 program alone.”

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Preoperative IMT to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing esophageal resection (PREPARE study)

“While in some surgical centers inspiratory muscle training is already used in the preoperative phase in patients undergoing esophageal resection, the added value of this intervention on the reduction of pulmonary complications has not yet been investigated in large surgical populations other than cardiac surgery in a randomized and controlled study design.

The effect of a preoperative inspiratory muscle training program on the incidence of postoperative pneumonia in patients undergoing esophageal resection will be studied in a single blind multicenter randomized controlled trial (the PREPARE study).”

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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 Muscle Training with POWERbreathe in tracheostomy patients promotes increased muscle strength.”

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Inspiratory Muscle Training Affects Proprioceptive Use and Low Back Pain

“The purpose of this study was to investigate whether inspiratory muscle training (IMT) affects proprioceptive use during postural control in individuals with low back pain.”

Conclusion:

“Inspiratory Muscle Training may facilitate the proprioceptive involvement of the trunk in postural control in individuals with low back pain and thus might be a useful rehabilitation tool for these patients.”

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Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Respiratory Muscle Mechanics and Haemodynamics in Healthy Adults

“The effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) remain controversial. Many studies have examined the effect IMT has on exercise performance, but any changes to the body that come from IMT have yet to be looked at.

This study will look at how someone breathes can change after IMT. Understanding how IMT changes the body can help us use IMT in different treatments.”

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Effects of IMT on Resistance to Fatigue of Respiratory Muscles During Exhaustive Exercise

“The aim of this study was to assess the effect of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on resistance to fatigue of the diaphragm, parasternal, sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles in healthy humans during exhaustive exercise.”

Conclusion:

“The study found that in healthy subjects, IMT results in significant increase in maximal inspiratory pressure, a delay of inspiratory muscle fatigue during exhaustive exercise, and a significant improvement in maximal work performance. We conclude that the IMT elicits resistance to the development of inspiratory muscles fatigue during high-intensity exercise.”

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Aspects Of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue In A Mountain Ultramarathon Race

“Ultramarathon running offers a unique possibility to investigate the mechanisms contributing to the limitation of endurance performance. Investigations of locomotor muscle fatigue show that central fatigue is a major contributor to the loss of strength in the lower limbs after an ultramarathon. In addition, respiratory muscle fatigue is known to limit exercise performance, but only limited data are available on changes in respiratory muscle function after ultramarathon running and it is not known whether the observed impairment is caused by peripheral and/or central fatigue.”

Conclusion:

“Ultraendurance running reduces respiratory muscle strength for inspiratory muscles shown to result from significant peripheral muscle fatigue with only little contribution of central fatigue. This is in contrast to findings in locomotor muscles. Whether this difference between muscle groups results from inherent neuromuscular differences, their specific pattern of loading or other reasons remain to be clarified.”

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IMT Improves Exercise Tolerance in Recreational Soccer Players

“This study investigated whether the addition of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) to an existing program of preseason soccer training would augment performance indices such as exercise tolerance and sports-specific performance beyond the use of preseason training alone.”

Conclusion:

“There may be benefit for soccer players to incorporate IMT to their pre-season training but the effect is not conclusive. It is likely that a greater pre-season training stimulus would be particularly meaningful for this population if fitness gains are a priority and evoke a stronger IMT response.”

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‘Functional’ Inspiratory And Core Muscle Training Enhances Running Performance And Economy

“This study compared the effects of two 6-week high-intensity interval training interventions. Under the control condition, only interval training was undertaken, whilst under the intervention condition, interval training sessions were followed immediately by core training, which was combined with simultaneous inspiratory muscle training – ‘functional’ IMT.”

Conclusion:

“Findings suggest that the addition of inspiratory-loaded core conditioning into a high-intensity interval training program augments the influence of the interval program upon endurance running performance, and that this may be underpinned by an improvement in running economy.”

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Occurrence of Core Muscle Fatigue During High-Intensity Running Exercise and its Limitation to Performance

“The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of core muscle fatigue during high-intensity running exercise and its limitation to exercise performance. A secondary aim was to investigate whether respiratory muscle work performed during intense running periods, would contribute to core muscle fatigue.”

Conclusion:

“Core muscle function in endurance runners subsequent to intense running to exhaustion was impaired with fatigue. With the preceded core muscle fatigue workout, the endurance capacity for performing intense running was reduced. In mimicking the respiratory responses recorded during intense running while the runners were standing upright and free from whole-body exercise, core muscle function decreased.

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