Respiratory muscle training with normocapnic hyperpnea improves ventilatory pattern and thoracoabdominal coordination, and reduces oxygen desaturation during endurance exercise testing in COPD patients

@inproceedings{Bernardi2015RespiratoryMT,
  title={Respiratory muscle training with normocapnic hyperpnea improves ventilatory pattern and thoracoabdominal coordination, and reduces oxygen desaturation during endurance exercise testing in COPD patients},
  author={Eva Bernardi and Luca Pomidori and Faisy Bassal and Marco Contoli and Annalisa Cogo},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Few data are available about the effects of respiratory muscle training with normocapnic hyperpnea (NH) in COPD. The aim is to evaluate the effects of 4 weeks of NH (Spirotiger(®)) on ventilatory pattern, exercise capacity, and quality of life (QoL) in COPD patients. METHODS Twenty-six COPD patients (three females), ages 49-82 years, were… CONTINUE READING