[Metabolic activity of the external intercostal muscle of patients with COPD].

@article{Past2001MetabolicAO,
  title={[Metabolic activity of the external intercostal muscle of patients with COPD].},
  author={Meritxell Past{\'o} and Joaquim Gea and Marina Blanco and Mauricio A Orozco-Levi and Oriol Gibert Agull{\'o} Jos{\'e} Luis Cortina Pall{\'a}s and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Masdeu and Joan Maria Broquetas},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          108-14
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The external intercostal muscle is a relevant contributor to ventilatory work in situations of overloading. Like other respiratory muscles, the external intercostal muscle seems to undergo a process of structural remodeling to adapt to a situation of functional disadvantage. However, findings from published studies of morphology have differed to a certain degree. On the one hand, the proportion of fibers involved in anaerobic metabolism increases; on the other hand, the number of… CONTINUE READING