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Exercise capacity, respiratory mechanics and posture in mouth breathers.
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PMID:  22030977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate exercise tolerance, respiratory muscle strength and body posture in oral breathing (OB) compared with nasal breathing (NB) children.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional contemporary cohort study that included OB and NB children aged 8-11 years old. Children with obesity, asthma, chronic respiratory diseases, neurological and orthopedic disorders, and cardiac conditions were excluded. All participants underwent a postural assessment, maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), the six-minute walk test (6MWT), and otorhinolaryngologic evaluation.
RESULTS: There were 107 children (45 OB and 62 NB). There was an association between abnormal cervical posture and breathing pattern: 36 (80.0%) OB and 30 (48.4%) NB presented abnormal head posture (OR=4.27 [95% CI: 1.63-11,42], p<0.001). The mean MIP and MEP were lower in OB (p=0.003 and p=0.004).
CONCLUSION: OB children had cervical spine postural changes and decreased respiratory muscle strength compared with NB.
Renata Tiemi Okuro; André Moreno Morcillo; Eulália Sakano; Camila Isabel Santos Schivinski; Maria Ângela Gonçalves Oliveira Ribeiro; José Dirceu Ribeiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1808-8686     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101207337     Medline TA:  Braz J Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  656-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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