Influence of a moderate physical activity intervention on red cell deformability in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Publikationen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschung

AutorInnen

Forschungseinrichtungen

Details

The present study investigates whether a moderate physical activity intervention may alter red cell deformability (RCD) of patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Subjects (n = 10; age: 62 ± 4; body-mass index (BMI): 25.8 ± 7.5) performed a training regimen for 10 weeks. In the beginning of the study and after the training period, COPD patients underwent a WHO cycle ergometry test. Venous blood samples were taken before (T0), immediately after (T1) and 30 min after (T2) the intervention. RCD was measured with the laser-assisted optical rotational cell analyzer (LORCA). Significant improvements of the RCD were detected. The semi-maximal shear stress increased significantly. Acute exhaustion had no effect on RCD. Thus, the training period of 10 weeks influenced RCD.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftWiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Jahrgang163
Heft13-14
Seiten (von - bis)334-339
Seitenumfang6
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.07.2013

ID: 67718

DOI

Beziehungsdiagramm anzeigen