Longitudinal changes in handgrip strength, hyperinflation, and 6-minute walk distance in patients with COPD and a control group.

@article{Felipe2015LongitudinalCI,
  title={Longitudinal changes in handgrip strength, hyperinflation, and 6-minute walk distance in patients with COPD and a control group.},
  author={Cortopassi Felipe and Celli Bartolom{\'e} and Divo Miguel and P. Victor},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2015},
  volume={148 4},
  pages={
          986-994
        }
}
BACKGROUND In COPD, a decreased inspiratory capacity to total lung capacity ratio (IC/TLC) is associated with dynamic hyperinflation and poor exercise capacity. The association with upper-extremity force measured by handgrip strength (HGS) and 6-min walk distance (6MWD) has not been previously described. We hypothesized that IC/TLC affects muscle strength in the upper and lower extremities, affecting HGS and 6MWD. METHODS We prospectively measured lung function, HGS, and 6MWD in 27 patients… CONTINUE READING
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