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Effect of Acu-TENS on post-exercise expiratory lung volume in subjects with asthma-A randomized controlled trial.
Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2009 Jul 31; 167(3):348-53.RP

Abstract

This study examined the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation applied over acupoints (Acu-TENS) on forced expiratory volume, in patients with asthma, after exercise. Thirty subjects were randomly assigned to three groups. Group 1 received Acu-TENS over acupuncture points Lieque and Dingchuan for 45 min prior to a symptom-limited treadmill exercise test. Group 2 had Acu-TENS similarly applied prior to and throughout the exercise test. Group 3 mimicked Group 1 but without any electrical output from the device. Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) and forced vital capacity (FVC) were recorded before, immediately after and at 20-min intervals post-exercise for 1h. Immediately after exercise, FEV(1) and FVC rose in Group 2 (p=0.015), but decreased in Group 1 and more so in Group 3. The differences became even more marked at 20, 40 and 60 min. Adjunctive Acu-TENS therapy appears to reduce decline of FEV(1) following exercise training in patients with asthma.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19540365

Citation

Ngai, Shirley P C., et al. "Effect of Acu-TENS On Post-exercise Expiratory Lung Volume in Subjects With asthma-A Randomized Controlled Trial." Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, vol. 167, no. 3, 2009, pp. 348-53.
Ngai SP, Jones AY, Hui-Chan CW, et al. Effect of Acu-TENS on post-exercise expiratory lung volume in subjects with asthma-A randomized controlled trial. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2009;167(3):348-53.
Ngai, S. P., Jones, A. Y., Hui-Chan, C. W., Ko, F. W., & Hui, D. S. (2009). Effect of Acu-TENS on post-exercise expiratory lung volume in subjects with asthma-A randomized controlled trial. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 167(3), 348-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2009.06.010
Ngai SP, et al. Effect of Acu-TENS On Post-exercise Expiratory Lung Volume in Subjects With asthma-A Randomized Controlled Trial. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2009 Jul 31;167(3):348-53. PubMed PMID: 19540365.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of Acu-TENS on post-exercise expiratory lung volume in subjects with asthma-A randomized controlled trial. AU - Ngai,Shirley P C, AU - Jones,Alice Y M, AU - Hui-Chan,Christina W Y, AU - Ko,Fanny W S, AU - Hui,David S C, Y1 - 2009/06/18/ PY - 2009/05/06/received PY - 2009/06/06/revised PY - 2009/06/10/accepted PY - 2009/6/23/entrez PY - 2009/6/23/pubmed PY - 2009/9/30/medline SP - 348 EP - 53 JF - Respiratory physiology & neurobiology JO - Respir Physiol Neurobiol VL - 167 IS - 3 N2 - This study examined the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation applied over acupoints (Acu-TENS) on forced expiratory volume, in patients with asthma, after exercise. Thirty subjects were randomly assigned to three groups. Group 1 received Acu-TENS over acupuncture points Lieque and Dingchuan for 45 min prior to a symptom-limited treadmill exercise test. Group 2 had Acu-TENS similarly applied prior to and throughout the exercise test. Group 3 mimicked Group 1 but without any electrical output from the device. Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) and forced vital capacity (FVC) were recorded before, immediately after and at 20-min intervals post-exercise for 1h. Immediately after exercise, FEV(1) and FVC rose in Group 2 (p=0.015), but decreased in Group 1 and more so in Group 3. The differences became even more marked at 20, 40 and 60 min. Adjunctive Acu-TENS therapy appears to reduce decline of FEV(1) following exercise training in patients with asthma. SN - 1878-1519 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19540365/Effect_of_Acu_TENS_on_post_exercise_expiratory_lung_volume_in_subjects_with_asthma_A_randomized_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1569-9048(09)00174-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -