Relationship between pulmonary function and unsupported arm exercise in patients with COPD.

@article{Lebzelter2001RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between pulmonary function and unsupported arm exercise in patients with COPD.},
  author={Joseph Lebzelter and Eliezer Klainman and Alexander Yarmolovsky and Jacqueline Sulkes and T Fink-Krelbaum and Mordechai Reuven Kramer and Gershon Fink},
  journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={309-14}
}
UNLABELLED In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the limitation on unsupported arm exercise (UAE) is predominantly respiratory muscle function-dependent. It is characterized by neuromechanical dysfunction (thoracoabdominal dyssynchrony) of the inspiratory muscles (diaphragm, accessory), superimposed by lung mechanics dysfunction. The undergoing mechanism is probably multifactorial. To study the relationship of resting pulmonary function and UAE performance in patients… CONTINUE READING

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