Étienne Allard

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INTRODUCTION In humans, cortical mechanisms can interfere with autonomic breathing. Respiratory-related activation of the supplementary motor area (SMA) has been documented during voluntary breathing and in response to inspiratory constraints. The SMA could therefore participate in the increased resting state of the respiratory motor system during wake(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the test-retest reliability of quadriceps isokinetic endurance testing at two knee angular velocities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS After one familiarization session, 14 patients with moderate to severe COPD (mean age 65±4 years; forced expiratory(More)
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