Skeletal muscle effects of electrostimulation after COPD exacerbation: a pilot study.

@article{Abdellaoui2011SkeletalME,
  title={Skeletal muscle effects of electrostimulation after COPD exacerbation: a pilot study.},
  author={Aldjia Abdellaoui and Christian G. Prefaut and Far{\'e}s Gouzi and Annabelle Couillard and Marjorie Coisy-Quivy and G{\'e}rald Hugon and Nicolas Molinari and Tom Lafontaine and Oliver Jonquet and Dalila Laoudj-Chenivesse and Maurice Hayot},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={781-8}
}
Muscle dysfunction is a major problem in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly after exacerbations. We thus asked whether neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) might be directly useful following an acute exacerbation and if such a therapy decreases muscular oxidative stress and/or alters muscle fibre distribution. A pilot randomised controlled study of NMES lasting 6 weeks was carried out in 15 in-patients (n=9 NMES; n=6 sham) following a COPD exacerbation. Stimulation… CONTINUE READING
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