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Current Volume
September 2014 Volume 25 Number 3

Editorial
New Perspectives

Articles
Benefits of Spinning Exercise on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Pilot Study
Author(s): Kristina Hörnberg, Lars Ångström, Solveig Wållberg-Jonsson
Abstract:
Purpose: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Exercise is known to reduce this risk in the general population but the cardiovascular effects in patients with RA need further study.

Early Ambulation Predicts Length of Stay and Discharge Location Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Author(s): Michael J. Shoemaker, Allison Gaskell, Kristen VandeBunte, David Sefton, Jessica McLeod, Darashak H. Karia, Michael G. Dickinson, Asghar Khaghani
Abstract:
Purpose: No prior study has specifically investigated the effects of early mobility following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

Home-based Inspiratory Muscle Training In Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: A Case Series Report Robert
Author(s): Robert L. Dekerlegand, Denis Hadjiliadis, Mary Jane Myslinski, Douglas Holsclaw, Marianne Ferrin
Abstract:
Introduction: Excess work of breathing imposed on the inspiratory muscles can contribute to dyspnea and exercise intolerance in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Brief Research Report: The Feasibility of Expiratory Resistive Loading Using the Threshold Inspiratory Muscle Training Device
Author(s):Yoshimi Matsuo, Yukio Yanagisawa, Lawrence P. Cahalin
Abstract:
Purpose: Expiratory muscle training (EMT) has substantial clinical utility in many different populations. We hypothesized that the expiratory pressures of the Threshold IMT used in reverse will reflect the pressures calibrated for inspiratory muscle training (IMT) which would enable both IMT and EMT to be performed using the same device.