Non-invasive ventilation improves peripheral oxygen saturation and reduces fatigability of quadriceps in patients with COPD.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) might improve peripheral muscle function and exercise capacity in severely disabled patients. This study evaluated the physiological impact of NIV on isokinetic concentric strength and endurance of lower limb muscles in patients with severe COPD. METHODS This clinical trial tested COPD patients (n… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01515.x


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