Role of hypoxemia in formation of upper limb muscle dysfunction in case of chronic obstructive lung disease

13 April 2011
Written by Sukhanova G.I., Kinyaikin M.F., Rassokhina N.Yu., Kramar A.V.

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The authors have analysed muscular strength of upper limbs depending on hypoxemia and cardiac pathology in 68 patients with chronic obstructive lung disease aged 42 to 77 years and found out that the muscular dysfunction was more evident among the patients diagnosed with hypox‑emia than among those without hypoxemia. The associated cardiovascular pathology aggravated the‑se affections. The authors consider the proper administration of oxygen therapy is of great importance to eliminate hypoxemia and prevent skeletal muscles dysfunction in patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive lung disease.

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G.I. Sukhanova, M.F. Kinyaikin
Vladivostok State Medical University (2 Ostryakova Av. Vladivostok 690950 Russian Federation)
N.Yu. Rassokhina
Vladivostok Branch of Far Eastern Scientific Centre of Physiology and Pathology of Breathing of the Siberian Branch of RAMS – Research Institute of Medical Climatology and Restorative Treatment (73g Russkaya St. Vladivostok 690105 Russian Federation)
A.V. Kramar
Far Eastern Regional Medical Centre of the Federal Medical Bio-logical Agency of Russia (161 100 Year Anniversary of Vladivostok Av. Vladivostok 690022 Russian Federation)

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