Effect of aerobic exercise training on oxygen uptake and kinetics in patients with fibromyalgia
By Mustafa Dinler, Demirhan Diracoglu, Erdem Kasikcioglu, Omer Sayli, Ata Akin, Cihan Aksoy, Ahmet Oncel, Ender Berker
Rheumatol Int DOI 10.1007/s00296-009-1126-x
M. Dinler D. Diracoglu C. Aksoy A. Oncel E. Berker Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
The aim of this study is to investigate relation between cardiopulmonary performance and muscular microcirculation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Twenty-one female sedentary patients who were diagnosed as FMS, and 15 sedentary females were enrolled in to the study. All participants underwent a modified Bruce multistage maximal treadmill protocol with metabolic measurements and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy measurements. Exercise sessions were performed 3 times a week for 8 weeks. The results of the study suggest that cardiopulmonary system in charge of delivering oxygen to whole body and muscular microcirculation may have dysfunction in patients with FMS.