Regional chest wall volumes during exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Aliverti2004RegionalCW,
  title={Regional chest wall volumes during exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Andrea Aliverti and Nicole Stevenson and Raffaele L. Dellac{\`a} and Antonella Lo Mauro and Antonio Pedotti and Peter Mark Anthony Calverley},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={210-6}
}
BACKGROUND Dynamic hyperinflation of the lungs impairs exercise performance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is unclear which patients are affected by dynamic hyperinflation and how the respiratory muscles respond to the change in lung volume. METHODS Using optoelectronic plethysmography, total and regional chest wall volumes were measured non-invasively in 20 stable patients with COPD (mean (SD) forced expiratory volume in 1 second 43.6 (11.6)% predicted) and… CONTINUE READING
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