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Meta-analysis of the effect of RMT on COPD

Meta-analysis of the effect of RMT on COPD

COPD is a progressive issue that significantly affects the respiratory functions of those who suffer from it. In fact, respiratory muscle weakness in COPD patients contributes to hypercapnia, dyspnea, nocturnal oxygen desaturation and reduced walking distance....

Effect of RMT on AECOPD

Effect of RMT on AECOPD

Many individuals are familiar with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however fewer might be aware of the various other diseases and conditions that can develop as a result. Acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD), for example, is one such complication. AECOPD...

Effect of RMT on COPD

Effect of RMT on COPD

Respiratory muscle training (RMT) with resistive load devices improve the ability of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to breathe more efficiently through a small orifice. This is important as COPD patients in general struggle with...

Proof of concept of resistive RMT on COPD

Proof of concept of resistive RMT on COPD

Respiratory dysfunction in patients with stable COPD leads to diaphragmatic fatigue and failure when tested against small increases in inspiratory resistive load. This is an important issue to address as it can significantly impact both patient outlook as well as...

Effect of IMT vs EMT on COPD

Effect of IMT vs EMT on COPD

COPD patients often suffer from inspiratory as well as expiratory muscle weakness, and this contributes to dyspnea, reduced exercise tolerance and capacity, and reduced quality of life. Both inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and expiratory muscle training (EMT) have...

Effect of normocapnic hyperpnea RMT on COPD

Effect of normocapnic hyperpnea RMT on COPD

CCOPD patients undergo a lot hardship, particularly when it comes to their respiratory functions. Respiratory muscle training (RMT) aims to counteract the respiratory muscle weakness that is so common in COPD patients – a weakness that contributes to poor exercise...