The effects of electrical muscle stimulation training in a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease population – a pilot study

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Title: The effects of electrical muscle stimulation training in a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease population – a pilot study
Authors: Hennessy, Eilis
Coughlan, Garrett
Caulfield, Brian
Crowe, Louis
Perumal, Shakila Devi
McDonnell, Tim J.
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Date: Apr-2010
Abstract: Exercise training is currently advocated as a therapeutic modality for improving the systemic manifestations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -including peripheral muscle dysfunction, decreased exercise tolerance, weight loss, depletion of muscle mass and muscle strength and poor health status. Owing to a limited cardiopulmonary reserve, COPD patients are frequently physically unable to tolerate sufficient training intensities which would afford them with the benefits associated with conventional exercise training interventions. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) appears to have a limited demand on ventilatory requirements and dyspnoea, and may be a promising exercise training alternative for patients with COPD.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Electrical muscle stimulation trainingPulmonary disease
Subject LCSH: Electric stimulation
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive--Patients--Rehabilitation
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive--Exercise therapy
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at the 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter), 15-16 April 2010, University of Salford, U.K.
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