Ruxandra Badea

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ABSTRACT Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), two major causes of worldwide morbidity and mortality have important systemic components, affecting additional tissues, other than the lung or the heart, such as the skeletal muscle. Muscle function (or dysfunction) may not only influence the symptoms that limit exercise,(More)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) is a form of electrical stimulation that uses the application of electric current through electrodes, leading to the depolarization of the motoneuron, thus eliciting a muscular contraction (stimulation over the motor threshold). Although its beneficial effects on strength training are widely recognized, some(More)
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