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Inspiratory muscle training in patients with heart failure and inspiratory muscle weakness: a randomized trial.
The failure to significantly observe oxygen desaturation and changes in hematological variables suggests that the ETM works more like an inspiratory muscle training device than a simulator of altitude.
The effect of incentive spirometry and inspiratory muscle training on pulmonary function after lung resectionJ ThoracCardiovasc Surg.
Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of inspiratory muscle training on core function compared to a typical core training program.
Inspiratory muscle training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Structural adaptation and physiologic outcomes.
Moodie L, Reeve J and Elkins M (2011) Inspiratory muscle training increases inspiratory muscle strength in patients weaning from mechanical ventilation: a systematic review Journal of Physiotherapy 57 (4): 213 http:// ajp.
Recently, inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has emerged as a potential treatment strategy to accelerate ventilatory weaning.
patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) were given preoperative inspiratory muscle training to determine the effect on post-operative pulmonary complications.
These include: duration of pulmonary rehabilitation programs, intensity of aerobic exercise training, strength training in programs, upper extremity training, inspiratory muscle training, education, psychological and behavioural components, and oxygen supplementation during exercise.
The data for the sham group weren't presented, but it looks like inspiratory muscle training enhances time to exhaustion by 16% (equivalent to ~1% in a time trial) in asthmatics [1806].
Led by Dr Alison McConnell, IMT is concentrating on a technique known as inspiratory muscle training, in which the muscles used to breathe are exercised and made stronger, and has developed a hand-held device to help train the diaphragm.

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