Navigation Links
COPD patients may breathe easier, thanks to the Wii
Date:5/16/2011

ATS 2011, DENVER According to a new study conducted by researchers in Connecticut, the Wii Fit offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout and one that, because it is enjoyable, patients are more likely to use.

"Our study showed that COPD patients exercised at a relatively high percent of their maximum during three to five minutes of specified Wii Fitexercises, indicating the Wii Fit may be a reasonable home-based exercise regimen for COPD patients," said Jeffrey Albores, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, University of Connecticut Health Center.

The results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver.

Regular exercise benefits COPD patients by increasing overall muscle tone and improving cardiopulmonary fitness. Getting patients to exercise regularly at home, while ideal, can be difficult, especially when in patients with COPD where exercise tolerance may be limited. Finding an exercise routine that patients enjoy may help motivate them to exercise regularly, said Dr. Albores.

"In order for exercise to be sustained in the long-term, the type of exercise should be agreeable to the patient," Dr. Albores said. "In this study, we aimed to find out the level of intensity of the Wii Fit exercises in patients with COPD."

Introduced by Nintendo in 2007, the Wii Fit includes exercise activities and games, including yoga, balance and strength training exercises, and aerobic activities. The system has been used by physiotherapists to encourage at-home exercise among patients. In this study, researchers decided to evaluate the ability of the Wii in offering COPD patients a viable and effective option for exercise in the home.

For their study, Dr. Albores and his colleagues recruited five patients with stable COPD. Prior to exercising with the Wii, a standard walking test was performed to determine each patient's maximal workload and heart rate, oxygen cons
'/>"/>

Contact: Keely Savoie
ksavoie@thoracic.org
212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Child-size mannequin: Hands-on training spares real patients
2. Study finds many gastroenterologists unaware of appropriate immunizations for IBD patients
3. Researchers examine procedure utilization trends in patients with clinically localized renal masses
4. Rapid growth may be appropriate trigger for treatment in patients with renal masses
5. Simple new bedside screening effectively identifies patients with acute aortic dissection
6. Walking distance test an accurate indicator of disease severity in patients with COPD
7. Advanced-stage prostate cancer patients experience 20-year survival rates with surgery
8. CPAP improves daytime sleepiness even in patients with low levels of symptoms
9. CPAP decreases cardiovascular mortality in elderly patients
10. Pneumonia patients at risk for in-hospital cardiac arrest
11. Educating heart patients, families cut one hospitals falls by 64 percent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... Rochelle, NY -- New guidelines on cholesterol treatment and ... double the risk of dying from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease ... do women with a similar risk profile (based on ... The implications of this finding for when and how ... Editorial in Journal of Men,s Health , a ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Beryl ... and third annual Institute Scholar Program. These offerings reinforce ... the patient experience in healthcare and the need for ... The grant and scholar programs are intended ... , Value of focusing on the patient experience ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... The Pennsylvania judge overseeing hundreds ... in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas won’t ... cases alleging the medication caused plaintiffs to develop ... In an Order dated July 18, 2014, Judge ... certify the matter for an immediate appeal to ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 The park is ... the Kendalltown Homeowners Association, Inc., made a ... residential community with the purchase of playground equipment from ... located in beautiful Miami Florida, and is a 475-unit ... of the surrounding landscape has created a tropical paradise ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of ... of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites ... The findings, made by an international team of ... variants linked to the disorder to 108. ... used as a test to predict who will or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 2Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™ 2Health News:Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™ 3Health News:Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia 2
... to lack a particular protein in the brain have ... they say, for exploring the hereditary causes of deafness ... provides an entry point for gaining new insight into ... the protein, says the team, led by scientists at ...
... ATSI ) is looking forward to its ... of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The event runs January,28-30, ... one of the year,s,key gatherings of cardiovascular surgeons ... ), ATS Medical continues to broaden its ...
... Rochester,Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM ) will announce quarterly ... The Company will then,hold a quarterly conference call to ... p.m. central standard time (5:00 p.m. eastern time)., ... be accessed at,Rochester Medical,s website at http://www.rocm.com . ...
... PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 24 The final ... Care Resources,provides a thorough and candid explanation of ... short on delivering solutions to address,the healthcare system,s ... consensus of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the,state,s ...
... Personalizing ones nutrition for maximum health benefits is becoming ... help health professions learn more about this trend at ... Nutrition" is the theme for the 35th annual Texas ... The event, at the Rudder Tower, is from 8 ...
... on healthy living, healthy aging, healthy ... communities, ... million investment in three initiatives that will help,Silicon Valley become the healthiest ... strides in achieving the goals,of healthy living, healthy aging, and healthy communities ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Deafness and seizures result when mysterious protein deleted in mice 2Health News:Deafness and seizures result when mysterious protein deleted in mice 3Health News:ATS Medical Participating in 44th Annual STS Annual Meeting 2Health News:ATS Medical Participating in 44th Annual STS Annual Meeting 3Health News:Rochester Medical Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call February 4, 2008 2Health News:NJHA: State Report Provides Thorough Examination of Hospital Fiscal Woes 2Health News:The Health Trust Announces $30 Million Investment Towards Making Silicon Valley Healthiest Region in America 2Health News:The Health Trust Announces $30 Million Investment Towards Making Silicon Valley Healthiest Region in America 3
(Date:7/22/2014)... , July 22, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... Canada will remain relatively stagnant at a ... the fact that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volumes are growing ... developed markets, such as the United States ... be largely driven by the increase in penetration of PCI ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Research and Markets  has ... 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... used to diagnose, monitor, and assess medical conditions, diseases, ... provide outcomes for earlier and more targeted treatment. These ... provide accurate results. This kind of diagnostics provides early ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... VIEW, Calif. , July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... resonance imaging (MRI) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ... for Product Leadership. Siemens Healthcare,s FREEZEit solution, which ... the need for robust and motion-insensitive imaging. The ... boosted the evolution of body MRI imaging in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Canadian Interventional Cardiology Device Market Will Remain Relatively Stagnant Through 2022 at Around $80 Million 2The Canadian Interventional Cardiology Device Market Will Remain Relatively Stagnant Through 2022 at Around $80 Million 3Global IVD Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Roche Diagnostics and Siemens Healthcare 2Global IVD Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Roche Diagnostics and Siemens Healthcare 3Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Siemens Healthcare with the Product Leadership Award for Innovative Techniques in Abdominal Imaging 2Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Siemens Healthcare with the Product Leadership Award for Innovative Techniques in Abdominal Imaging 3Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Siemens Healthcare with the Product Leadership Award for Innovative Techniques in Abdominal Imaging 4
... DIEGO, June 10, 2011 Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: ... precision intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools designed to ... said today that it will be participating in the ... on Thursday, June 16. The presentation by ...
... jury awarded $625,000 to the estate of a 63 year ... blood thinner that contained a contaminated ingredient Baxter sourced from ... on Baxter contaminated Chinese heparin to go to trial.  The ... in Chicago, Illinois before Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice and in the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nolan Law Group: Jury Finds Against Baxter Healthcare In Nation's First Contaminated Chinese Heparin Case 2
Cushing-landolt bi-valve speculum for trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomie....
Hardy pituitary spoon, bayonet, malleable....
... the T.L.I.F. market as the premium banana-shaped implant. ... history and the amazing success of the Devex ... to be king of the jungle amongst T.L.I.F. ... in height. The footprint is 28 mm x ...
... The Stackable Cage System provides anterior ... or total vertebrectomies from T1 to L5. ... Peek Carbon Fiber Polymer cages that are ... patient needs. The Peek Carbon Fiber Reinforced ...
Medicine Products: