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Exercise training improves physical fitness in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine, April 2015
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Title
Exercise training improves physical fitness in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials
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BMC Pulmonary Medicine, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12890-015-0031-1
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Authors

Roselien Buys, Andrea Avila, Véronique A Cornelissen

Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disorder characterized by hypertension in the pulmonary arteries. PAH leads to symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, leg edema and chest pain, impacting heavily on quality of life. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effect of exercise training to improve physical fitness and functionality in patients with PAH. A search was conducted for controlled trials using the databases Medline, Embase, SPORT Discus and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Studies were included if at least 80% of the participants presented with group 1 PAH and if the intervention consisted of an exercise training program of at least 3 weeks duration. Data were extracted on study quality, participant and exercise intervention characteristics, and outcomes. Data were pooled by the generic inverse variance method using random effect models and were expressed as weighted means and 95% confidence intervals (CI). Of 110 identified abstracts, 5 studies with 106 patients (exercise: 53; control: 53; mean age 49.7 years) were included. Disease severity ranged from mild to severe; 96 patients suffered from PAH, 10 patients had chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Exercise training led to an increase in 6 minute walk distance (72.5 m; 95%CI 46.0 m to 99.1 m; p < 0.0001) and peak oxygen uptake (2.16 mL/kg/min; 95%CI 2.16 to 3.93; p = 0.02). No severe adverse events during exercise were reported. Our findings suggest that an exercise training program positively influences exercise tolerance and functional capacity in patients with PAH.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 130 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 20%
Student > Bachelor 20 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Student > Postgraduate 14 11%
Researcher 10 8%
Other 27 20%
Unknown 20 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 17%
Sports and Recreations 11 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 7 5%
Unknown 31 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2015.
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#3,308,331
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