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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Improvement Of Metabolic And Cardiorespiratory Responses Through Treadmill Gait Training With Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation In Quadriplegic Subjects.
Author: de Carvalho, Daniela Cristina Leite
Martins, Cristiane Luzia
Cardoso, Simone David
Cliquet, Alberto
Abstract: This work assessed the influence of treadmill gait training with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on the metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses in quadriplegic subjects. The gait group (GG) (n=11) performed 6 months of treadmill training with 30-50% body weight support and with the help of physiotherapists, twice a week, allotting 20 min for each session. The control group (CG) (n=10), during the 6 months of training, did not perform any activity using NMES, performing instead conventional physiotherapy. Metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses (O(2) uptake [VO(2)], CO(2) production [VCO(2)], pulmonary ventilation (V(E)), heart rate [HR], and blood pressure [BP]) were measured on inclusion and after 6 months. For the GG, differences were found in all parameters after training (P<0.05), except for HR and diastolic BP. During gait, VO(2) (L/min) increased by 36%, VCO(2) (L/min) increased by 42.97%, V(E) (L/min) increased by 30.48%, and systolic BP (mm Hg) increased by 4.8%. For the CG, only VO(2) and VCO(2) (L/min) significantly increased at rest (30.82 and 16.39%, respectively) and during knee-extension exercise (26.29 and 17.37%, respectively). Treadmill gait with NMES was, therefore, more efficient toward increasing the aerobic capacity due to yielding higher metabolic and cardiovascular stresses.
Subject: Adult
Analysis Of Variance
Blood Pressure
Carbon Dioxide
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Heart Rate
Oxygen Consumption
Pulmonary Ventilation
Citation: Artificial Organs. v. 30, n. 1, p. 56-63, 2006-Jan.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2006.00180.x
Date Issue: 2006
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