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Peak expiratory flow as a predictor for the effectiveness of sport for patients with COPD.
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PMID:  16504958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study intended to find simple parameters that were able to determine the increase in physical performance as a result of sport in a group of patients with COPD (lung sport). We regularly investigated pulse, oxygenation and peak expiratory flow in participants with COPD of a "lung sport group", who participated in a structured weekly training program under professional supervision. Ten volunteers (7 females, 3 males, median of age = 69) with COPD (grade II-III) took part in the study. - The relative changes after 3 and 6 months were compared with the values of the first month of exercise. Measurements were carried out before exercise, after stamina training and at the end of the program. - Pulse and oxygenation did not show any changes. However, there was a significant improvement of peak flow after 6 months. - These peak flow changes represent further evidence of positive effects of sport in COPD and provide a parameter which allows the patients themselves to measure and evaluate the success of their physical activity.
S Jungblut; H Frickmann; J Klingler; B Zimmermann; Joachim Bargon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of medical research     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0949-2321     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-28     Completed Date:  2006-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517857     Medline TA:  Eur J Med Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Elisabethen Hospital, Katharina Kasper Kliniken Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Therapy*
Forced Expiratory Flow Rates / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / physiopathology*
Severity of Illness Index
Sports / physiology*
Treatment Outcome

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