Nathalie Topin

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of low intensity, home inspiratory muscle training on respiratory muscle endurance in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, using a double-blind protocol. The originality aspect of this study is the use of a reproducible method of endurance and of the same method for evaluation and training. We studied(More)
The aim of the study was to develop a standardized method using controlled breathing to quantify respiratory muscle endurance in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and to test its reproducibility. In 10 DMD patients, all between 10 and 14 years (mean age, 11.5 +/- 1.5 years), except for two patients of 20 and 22 years, and 10 healthy children(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to apply a systems model of training for athletes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS Data from six patients with CAD undergoing 20 conventional training sessions were used to test this model. The method required daily training quantification using heart(More)
To understand the influence of gender on oxygen consumption of respiratory muscles (VO(2)resp), 32 healthy subjects participated in the study (16 males, 16 females). They were divided into four groups: young males, young females, older males and older females. We used a closed circuit device which allowed a continuous increase in external dead space at a(More)
No study has reported the long term effects of cardiac rehabilitation, concerning the duration of beneficial effects of training program. The present study analyzed the influence of training session frequency on long-term beneficial effects in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation. Four patients with CAD(More)
PURPOSE This study tests the reliability of a new device for assessing the oxygen consumption of the respiratory muscles (VO2 resp.). METHODS Fourteen healthy male volunteers participated in the study. The device consists of an expandable external ventilatory dead space created with pieces of plastic tubing and a spirometer filled with 100% oxygen. It(More)
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