Comparison of the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and endurance training in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Kaymaz2015ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and endurance training in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Dicle Kaymaz and Pınar Erg{\"u}n and Ebru Emine Demirci and Neşe Demir},
  journal={Tuberkuloz ve toraks},
  year={2015},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION In severely disabled patients who are not capable of following formal pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and/or tolerating higher training intensities, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been successfully utilized as a localized training method. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this non-randomized controlled observational study 50 patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who were allocated into two groups. Endurance training group (ET) (n= 27) and NMES… CONTINUE READING
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