Luis Eduardo Maia Nery

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The strength of the respiratory muscles can be evaluated from static measurements (maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures, MIP and MEP) or inferred from dynamic maneuvers (maximal voluntary ventilation, MVV). Although these data could be suitable for a number of clinical and research applications, no previous studies have provided reference values for(More)
All of the most widely-cited studies for the prediction of maximum exercise responses have utilized either volunteers or referred subjects. Therefore, selection bias, with overestimation of the reference values, is a likely consequence. In order to establish a set of predictive equations for the gas exchange, ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to(More)
RATIONALE Normoxic heliox (mixture of 79% He and 21% O(2)) may enhance exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It remains to be determined whether part of these beneficial effects could be ascribed to increased O(2) delivery (O(2)DEL) to locomotor muscles. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of heliox on(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of oral anabolic steroids on body mass index (BMI), lean body mass, anthropometric measures, respiratory muscle strength, and functional exercise capacity among subjects with COPD. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind study. SETTING Pulmonary rehabilitation program. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have slowed pulmonary O(2) uptake (Vo(2)(p)) kinetics during exercise, which may stem from inadequate muscle O(2) delivery. However, it is currently unknown how COPD impacts the dynamic relationship between systemic and microvascular O(2) delivery to uptake during exercise. We tested the hypothesis(More)
Static lung volume (LV) measurements have a number of clinical and research applications; however, no previous studies have provided reference values for such tests using a healthy sample of the adult Brazilian population. With this as our main purpose, we prospectively evaluated 100 non-smoking subjects (50 males and 50 females), 20 to 80 years old,(More)
Interpretation of incremental cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) might be enhanced by considering the simultaneous rates of change of certain key variables, e.g., Delta oxygen uptake/Delta work rate (Delta VO(2)/Delta WR), Delta heart rate/Delta VO(2) (Delta HR/Delta VO(2)), Delta ventilation/Delta carbon dioxide production (Delta VE/Delta VCO(2)), and(More)
To characterize the determinants of the power-duration (W-t) relationship in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we evaluated 8 nonhypoxemic patients (FEV(1) = 1.27 +/- 0.26 L) and 10 healthy controls. After an initial maximum-incremental exercise test on cycle ergometer (peak), the subjects underwent four high-intensity(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the variability of the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) in 20 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) and to determine possible relationships of this variability with other polysomnographic parameters. The subjects were recorded on four consecutive nights. The mean AHI values were not significantly(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory muscle unloading during exercise could improve locomotor muscle oxygenation by increasing oxygen delivery (higher cardiac output and/or arterial oxygen content) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Sixteen non-hypoxaemic men (forced expiratory volume in 1 s 42.2 (13.9)% predicted) undertook, on(More)