Quadriceps weakness contributes to exercise capacity in nonspecific interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Watanabe2013QuadricepsWC,
  title={Quadriceps weakness contributes to exercise capacity in nonspecific interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Fumiko Watanabe and Hiroyuki Taniguchi and Koji Sakamoto and Yasuhiro Kondoh and Tomoki Kimura and Kensuke Kataoka and Tomoya Ogawa and Shinichi Arizono and Osamu Nishiyama and Yoshinori Hasegawa},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={622-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE It has been shown that peripheral muscle dysfunction is a critical factor in determining exercise intolerance in patients with several chronic lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. We hypothesized that exercise capacity would be, at least in part, determined by peripheral muscle dysfunction in patients with fibrotic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (f-NSIP), another major subtype of fibrotic interstitial lung disease. The aim of the current study was… CONTINUE READING
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