Improved skeletal muscle performance after individualized exercise training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Serres1997ImprovedSM,
  title={Improved skeletal muscle performance after individualized exercise training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={I Serres and Alain Varray and Guy Vallet and Jean Paul Micallef and Christian G. Prefaut},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={232-8}
}
BACKGROUND In addition to the respiratory limitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skeletal muscle abnormalities may occur and contribute to the exercise intolerance. This study assessed the ability of the skeletal muscle of patients with COPD to adapt to individualized exercise training at the gas exchange threshold (GET… CONTINUE READING