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Recovery of peripheral muscle function from fatiguing exercise and daily physical activity level in patients with multiple sclerosis: A case-control study.
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PMID:  24908226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: Delayed recovery of muscle function following exercise has been demonstrated in the lower limbs of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, studies examining this in the upper limbs are currently lacking. This study compared physical activity level (PAL) and recovery of upper limb muscle function following exercise between MS patients and healthy inactive controls. Furthermore, the relationship between PAL and muscle recovery was examined.
METHODS: PAL of 19 MS patients and 32 controls was measured using an accelerometer for 7 consecutive days. Afterwards, recovery of muscle function was assessed by performing a fatiguing upper limb exercise test with subsequent recovery measures.
RESULTS: Muscle recovery of the upper limb muscles was similar in both groups. Average activity counts were significantly lower in MS patients than in the control group. MS patients spent significantly more time being sedentary and less time on activities of moderate intensity compared with the control group. No significant correlation between PAL and recovery of muscle function was found in MS patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Recovery of upper limb muscle function following exercise is normal in MS patients. MS patients are less physically active than healthy inactive controls. PAL and recovery of upper limb muscle function appear unrelated in MS patients.
Kelly Ickmans; Fauve Simoens; Jo Nijs; Daphne Kos; Patrick Cras; Barbara Willekens; Mira Meeus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-05-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-105     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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