Resistive home exercise in patients with recent-onset polymyositis and dermatomyositis -- a randomized controlled single-blinded study with a 2-year followup.

@article{Alexanderson2014ResistiveHE,
  title={Resistive home exercise in patients with recent-onset polymyositis and dermatomyositis -- a randomized controlled single-blinded study with a 2-year followup.},
  author={Helene Alexanderson and Li Alemo Munters and Maryam Dastmalchi and Ingela Loell and Mikael Heimb{\"u}rger and Christina H. Opava and Ingrid E Lundberg},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1124-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of resistive home exercise and its possible longterm influence on health, disability, and disease activity in patients with active polymyositis (PM) or dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS Nineteen patients with recent-onset PM/DM were included after introduction of high-dose prednisolone. They were assessed by independent assessors as to perceived health, muscle performance, aerobic capacity, and serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) at baseline and after 24 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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