Catalogo Articoli (Spogli Riviste)

OPAC HELP

Titolo:
Expiratory function in complete tetraplegics - Study of spirometry, maximal expiratory pressure, and muscle activity of pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles
Autore:
Fujiwara, T; Hara, Y; Chino, N;
Indirizzi:
Keio Univ, Sch Med, Dept Rehabil Med, Tokyo, Japan Keio Univ Tokyo Japan eio Univ, Sch Med, Dept Rehabil Med, Tokyo, Japan
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
fascicolo: 5, volume: 78, anno: 1999,
pagine: 464 - 469
SICI:
0894-9115(199909/10)78:5<464:EFICT->2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SPINAL-CORD INJURY; COUGH;
Keywords:
expiratory function; tetraplegia; accessory expiratory muscles; peak expiratory flow rate; maximal expiratory mouth pressure; root mean square;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fujiwara, T 380-2 Tsukigase, Shizuoka 4103293, Japan 380-2 Tsukigase Shizuoka Japan 4103293 izuoka 4103293, Japan
Citazione:
T. Fujiwara et al., "Expiratory function in complete tetraplegics - Study of spirometry, maximal expiratory pressure, and muscle activity of pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles", AM J PHYS M, 78(5), 1999, pp. 464-469

Abstract

Respiratory complications, such as pneumonia and atelectasis, are major causes of mortality and inhibit rehabilitation programs in spinal cord injury. Tetraplegic patients cannot cough enough to dear their sputum because of expiratory muscle weakness, mainly of the abdominal muscles. However, tetraplegics are still able to activate some muscles during coughing. Some tetraplegics, even though they cannot contract the abdominal muscles, can cough effectively. It was supposed that some accessory expiratory muscles were activated during coughing in tetraplegics. We, therefore, studied the peak expiratory flow rate, expiratory muscle strength, and the activities of the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles in 11 complete tetraplegics. Peak expiratory flow rate was measured by spirometry. Expiratory muscles strength was assessed by maximal expiratory mouth pressure; muscle activity was assessed by means of the root mean square voltage obtained by surface electromyography. The results showed that peak expiratory flow rate, maximal expiratory mouth pressure, and root mean square of these two muscles were correlated with neurological level. Peak expiratory flow rate was correlated with peak expiratory flow rate. Peak expiratory flow rate was correlated with the root mean square voltage of the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi muscles. It was supposed that these two muscles were activated as accessory expiratory muscles and play an important role in expiratory function in tetraplegic patients.

ASDD Area Sistemi Dipartimentali e Documentali, Università di Bologna, Catalogo delle riviste ed altri periodici
Documento generato il 11/07/20 alle ore 10:29:54