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Effectiveness of Interval Exercise Training in Patients with COPD.
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PMID:  20957074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Physical training is beneficial and should be included in the comprehensive management of all patients with COPD independently of disease severity. Different rehabilitative strategies and training modalities have been proposed to optimize exercise tolerance. Interval exercise training has been used as an effective alternative modality to continuous exercise in patients with moderate and severe COPD.Although in healthy elderly individuals and patients with chronic heart failure there is evidence that this training modality is superior to continuous exercise in terms of physiological training effects, in patients with COPD, there is not such evidence. Nevertheless, in patients with COPD application of interval training has been shown to be equally effective to continuous exercise as it induces equivalent physiological training effects but with less symptoms of dyspnea and leg discomfort during training.The main purpose of this review is to summarize previous studies of the effectiveness of interval training in COPD and also to provide arguments in support of the application of interval training to overcome the respiratory and peripheral muscle limiting factors of exercise capacity. To this end we make recommendations on how best to implement interval training in the COPD population in the rehabilitation setting so as to maximize training effects.
Eleni A Kortianou; Ioannis G Nasis; Stavroula T Spetsioti; Andreas M Daskalakis; Ioannis Vogiatzis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiopulmonary physical therapy journal     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1541-7891     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiopulm Phys Ther J     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155626     Medline TA:  Cardiopulm Phys Ther J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-9     Citation Subset:  -    
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, Sotiria Hospital and Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
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