Rheumatology International

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 281–284

Effect of aerobic exercise training on oxygen uptake and kinetics in patients with fibromyalgia

  • Mustafa Dinler
  • Demirhan Diracoglu
  • Erdem Kasikcioglu
  • Omer Sayli
  • Ata Akin
  • Cihan Aksoy
  • Ahmet Oncel
  • Ender Berker
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DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1126-x

Cite this article as:
Dinler, M., Diracoglu, D., Kasikcioglu, E. et al. Rheumatol Int (2009) 30: 281. doi:10.1007/s00296-009-1126-x

Abstract

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.

Keywords

FibromyalgiaExerciseFatigueOxygen uptakeMicrocirculation

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Dinler
    • 1
  • Demirhan Diracoglu
    • 1
  • Erdem Kasikcioglu
    • 2
    • 4
  • Omer Sayli
    • 3
  • Ata Akin
    • 3
  • Cihan Aksoy
    • 1
  • Ahmet Oncel
    • 1
  • Ender Berker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Sports Medicine, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringBogazici UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.IstanbulTurkey