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Spirometry in convalescent hemiplegic patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  687039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) were determined in 20 patients with convalescent hemiplegia. The FVC and FEV1 were reduced and the PEFR was within normal range. These results indicate a restrictive ventilatory defect with an FEV% that approached the vital capacity. The physical ability of each patient was assessed on the basis of the time it took to walk a distance of 18.5 meters as quickly as possible. Although it appears from the results that physical ability did not bear any relationship to the degree of restrictive ventilatory defect, other parameters of spirometry may be needed to confirm this. The results suggest that the restrictive ventilatory defect will be of more clinical importance in exercise tolerance for strenuous exercise than in ordinary daily activities.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-27     Completed Date:  1978-10-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Forced Expiratory Volume
Hemiplegia / physiopathology*
Maximal Expiratory Flow Rate
Middle Aged
Vital Capacity

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