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Cardiorespiratory responses to exercise in patients with spinal muscular atrophy and limb-girdle dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3452446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maximum oxygen consumption, maximum heart rate and maximum ventilation during cycle ergometer exercise were studied in individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (N = 8) and limb-girdle dystrophy (N = 8). The limiting factors in aerobic power may be related to loss of functional muscular mass rather than to changes in the oxygen transport system. There was no correlation between VO2 max values and muscle strength as determined by a manual test of the affected muscles recruited for bicycle exercise. The results, therefore, do not support the possibility of a correlation between these indices previously proposed on the basis of clinical evidence.
A C Silva; A K Russo; I C Piçarro; B Schmidt; A Gabbai; A S Oliveira; J Tarasantchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas médicas e biológicas / Sociedade Brasileira de Biofísica ... [et al.]     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0100-879X     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res.     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-04     Completed Date:  1988-08-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112917     Medline TA:  Braz J Med Biol Res     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  565-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Fisiologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test
Heart Rate*
Lung Volume Measurements*
Muscular Atrophy, Spinal / physiopathology*
Muscular Dystrophies / physiopathology*
Oxygen Consumption*

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