Manuela Karloh

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BACKGROUND The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) was developed as a simple instrument to assess health status in patients with COPD. This study aimed to systematically review the determinants of the CAT score, its ability to predict clinical outcomes, and the agreement between CAT (≥ 10) and the modified Medical Research Council scale (mMRC ≥ 2) to categorize(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is frequently reported in association with COPD. However, the prevalence of depression in these patients ranges largely. This study aimed to systematically review the prevalence of depression in COPD and controls and to explore remaining causes of inter-study variability in the reported prevalence. METHODS A systemic review of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the physiological responses induced by the Glittre-ADL test (TGlittre) test in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and compare them with those induced by the 6-minute walk test (6MWT). DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. SUBJECTS Eighteen patients with COPD 66 years(More)
BACKGROUND The Glittre ADL (TGlittre) test is a specifically designed to assess functional limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, it is not known if it can differentiate the performance of these patients from healthy subjects. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether the Glittre ADL test is able to differentiate the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that reduces functional capacity, deteriorating the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). A close relationship between morbidity and mortality with functional limitation is observed in patients with COPD. OBJECTIVES To determine if there is a relationship(More)
BACKGROUND The Glittre-ADL test (TGlittre) is a valid and reliable test for the evaluation of functional capacity and involves multiple physical activities of daily living (PADL), which are known to be troublesome to patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, it is still unknown if this test is also able to reflect the functional(More)
CONTEXT The treatment of edema after a knee injury is usually 1 of the main objectives during rehabilitation. To assess the success of treatment, 2 methods are commonly used in clinical practice: volumetry and perimetry. OBJECTIVE To investigate the intra- and interassessor reliability of volumetry and perimetry to assess knee volume. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Pursed-lips breathing (PLB) is a ventilatory strategy frequently adopted spontaneously by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to relieve dyspnoea, and its practice is widely taught as a respiratory strategy to increase exercise tolerance. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of acute use of PLB in exercise performance,(More)
BACKGROUND the assessment of functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been performed by simple and easy to apply methods that mimic everyday activities, such as the Chester step test (TChester). OBJECTIVES to investigate whether TChester is able to differentiate functional capacity and the magnitude of(More)
Background Airflow limitation frequently leads to the interruption of activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). These patients commonly show absence of ventilatory reserve, reduced inspiratory reserve volume, and dynamic hyperinflation (DH). Objective To investigate ventilatory response and DH induced(More)