Cardiorespiratory and metabolic adjustments during submaximal and maximal exercise in polio athletes.
Original title: Adeguamento Cardiorespiratorio E Metabolico All'Esercizio Sottomassimale E Massimale in Atleti Poliomielitici
Source: Medicina dello Sport 51(4):361-373.
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine if submaximal and maximal ergometric tests can be used assess the presence of postpolio syndrome (PPS). Cardiorespiratory adjustment to exercise were also assessed in individuals of different ages and training levels with poliomyelitis. There were two groups (group A and Group B) of polio athletes with lesions restricted to lower limbs. Group A included 9 males between the age group of 46 ± 4.8 years requiring walking aids and involved in crutch soccer since 30 years. Group B included 8 males between the age group of 30 ± 3 years using wheelchairs and elite basket ball players. There were two other control groups called Ac and Bc. On examination, no signs or symptoms of postpolio syndrome were detected in Group A. The results helped conclude that long time training prevent post-polio syndrome. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Dipt. Scienze Biomediche Biotecnol., Via Valsabbina 19, 25123 Brescia, Italy