Human diaphragmatic endurance during different maximal respiratory efforts.

@article{Gandevia1988HumanDE,
  title={Human diaphragmatic endurance during different maximal respiratory efforts.},
  author={Simon C. Gandevia and David K. McKenzie},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={395},
  pages={625-38}
}
1. This study assessed human diaphragmatic endurance under two conditions: during maximal inspiratory efforts (with minimal elevation of abdominal pressure) and during maximal expulsive efforts (with minimal elevation of pleural pressure). Performance was compared with that of the flexors of the elbow. 2. In series of eighteen sustained maximal efforts begun near functional residual capacity the decline in trans-diaphragmatic pressure was significantly greater during the expulsive than the… CONTINUE READING