Anna Myrna Jaguaribe de Lima

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PURPOSE To investigate whether 12 week inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has any impact on pulmonary function, maximum respiratory pressures and diaphragmatic mobility (DM) in morbidly obese subjects. METHOD Thirty-one morbidly obese individuals were assessed. Volunteers were randomised into two groups. The IMT group (n = 16) followed an IMT protocol for(More)
Elderly people have a high prevalence to systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both comorbidities are closely associated and inflict damage on cardiorespiratory capacity. In order to assess cardiorespiratory responses to the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) among hypertensive elderly with OSA, we enrolled 28 subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to check the influence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on obesity oxidative stress and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) effect on oxidative stress and in these patients. METHODS Twenty nine male patients considered obese (BMI > 30 kg/m(2)) were divided into 3 groups: a) Group I: 10 OSA free patients(More)
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