Respiratory response to arm elevation in patients with chronic airflow obstruction.

  title={Respiratory response to arm elevation in patients with chronic airflow obstruction.},
  author={Ferndando J Martinez and James Couser and Bartolome R Celli},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={143 3},
We have shown that patients with chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) complain of disabling dyspnea when performing seemingly trivial tasks with unsupported arms. Surprisingly little is known about the metabolic and ventilatory responses to unsupported upper extremity activity even though some of the muscles of the upper torso and shoulder girdle are used to perform simple and complex everyday tasks as well as partake in ventilation. To determine the effect of simple arm elevation in 20 patients… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 extracted citations

Peripheral muscle dysfunction in COPD: lower limbs versus upper limbs.

Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia • 2011
View 10 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…