Diaphragmatic breathing reduces efficiency of breathing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Gosselink1995DiaphragmaticBR,
  title={Diaphragmatic breathing reduces efficiency of breathing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Rik Gosselink and Robert C. Wagenaar and H Rijswijk and Anthony Sargeant and Marc Decramer},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={151 4},
  pages={1136-42}
}
The effects of diaphragmatic breathing learning on chest wall motion, mechanical efficiency of the respiratory muscles, breathing pattern, and dyspnea sensation were studied in seven patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (FEV1 34 +/- 7% of the predicted value) during loaded and unloaded breathing. Chest wall motion was studied focusing on amplitude and phase relation of rib cage and abdominal motion. Mechanical efficiency was defined as the ratio of added external… CONTINUE READING
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