Giovana Navarro Bertolini

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BACKGROUND The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with the strength and resistance decreasing in addition to the dysfunction on autonomic nervous system (ANS). The aerobic training isolated or in association with the resistance training showed evidence of beneficial effects on an autonomic modulation of COPD; however, there are no(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking impairs mucociliary clearance and increases respiratory infection frequency and severity in subjects with and without smoking-related chronic lung diseases. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effects of smoking intensity on mucociliary clearance in active smokers. METHODS Seventy-five active smokers were grouped into light (1-10(More)
INTRODUCTION Sarcopenia is characterized by a progressive and generalized decrease of strength and muscle mass. Muscle mass loss is prevalent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a result of both the disease and aging. Some methods have been proposed to assess body composition (and therefore identify muscle mass loss) in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of elastic tubing training compared with conventional resistance training on the improvement of functional exercise capacity, muscle strength, fat-free mass, and systemic inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, eight-week clinical trial. SETTING The study(More)
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