[Diaphragmatic function during exercise in patients with severe COPD].

  title={[Diaphragmatic function during exercise in patients with severe COPD].},
  author={Joaquim Gea and Jaume Sauleda and Mauricio A Orozco-Levi and Mar{\'i}a Carmen Aguar and Esther Barreiro and Joan Maria Broquetas},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  volume={35 6},
UNLABELLED Ventilatory requirements increase during exercise. The respiratory muscles of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a particular disadvantage when dealing with such increased demand. The objective of this study was to evaluate the changes in respiratory muscles brought on by exercise in such patients. METHODS Twelve patients with severe CFOPD (FEV1 < 50% ref., 63 +/- 7 years) were enrolled. Breathing patterns and esophageal (Pes and transdiaphragmatic… CONTINUE READING