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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/29506
Title:
Rib cage motion in ankylosing spondylitis patients: a pilot study
Authors:
Ragnarsdottir, Maria; Geirsson, Arni Jon; Gudbjornsson, Bjorn
Citation:
Spine J. 2008, 8(3):505-9
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2008
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Assessment of chest expansion is one of the measures of rib cage mobility recommended as "core set for assessing Ankylosing Spondylitis" (AS). A recently developed instrument for measuring respiratory movements is introduced. PURPOSE: To compare chest and abdominal wall movements in AS patients with those of controls using a newly developed instrument. STUDY DESIGN: A comparative study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Fourteen male AS patients were invited to the study. All subjects answered a standardized questionnaire concerning general health. OUTCOME MEASURES: Body height and weight and respiratory movements. METHODS: Upper and lower chest wall and abdominal motion was measured bilaterally for a period of 1 minute during deep breathing by using a new instrument based on a laser technique, The Respiratory Movement Measuring Instrument (ReMo, Reykjavík, Iceland). Results were compared to healthy controls matched for age, gender, and body mass index. RESULTS: The patients' mean age was 47+/-9.5 years, and they had a history of AS for 13+/-6 years. Their mean BMI was 27+/-3.6. The respiratory movements of the upper thoracic level were significantly lower than in the reference group (right p=.01, left p=.05). They had, however, a normal range of lower thoracic and abdominal movement and their respiratory movement patterns were symmetrical. CONCLUSION: The AS patients had reduced upper thoracic movements but normal lower thoracic and abdominal wall movements.
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dc.contributor.authorRagnarsdottir, Maria-
dc.contributor.authorGeirsson, Arni Jon-
dc.contributor.authorGudbjornsson, Bjorn-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-04T13:08:42Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-04T13:08:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008-06-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-06-04-
dc.identifier.citationSpine J. 2008, 8(3):505-9en
dc.identifier.issn1529-9430-
dc.identifier.pmid18455114-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.spinee.2006.12.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/29506-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Assessment of chest expansion is one of the measures of rib cage mobility recommended as "core set for assessing Ankylosing Spondylitis" (AS). A recently developed instrument for measuring respiratory movements is introduced. PURPOSE: To compare chest and abdominal wall movements in AS patients with those of controls using a newly developed instrument. STUDY DESIGN: A comparative study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Fourteen male AS patients were invited to the study. All subjects answered a standardized questionnaire concerning general health. OUTCOME MEASURES: Body height and weight and respiratory movements. METHODS: Upper and lower chest wall and abdominal motion was measured bilaterally for a period of 1 minute during deep breathing by using a new instrument based on a laser technique, The Respiratory Movement Measuring Instrument (ReMo, Reykjavík, Iceland). Results were compared to healthy controls matched for age, gender, and body mass index. RESULTS: The patients' mean age was 47+/-9.5 years, and they had a history of AS for 13+/-6 years. Their mean BMI was 27+/-3.6. The respiratory movements of the upper thoracic level were significantly lower than in the reference group (right p=.01, left p=.05). They had, however, a normal range of lower thoracic and abdominal movement and their respiratory movement patterns were symmetrical. CONCLUSION: The AS patients had reduced upper thoracic movements but normal lower thoracic and abdominal wall movements.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Science Inc.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6W7P-4N3GJ88-3/1/e46c6e51a76cd1b8c5c13b558e9a6899en
dc.subject.meshSpondylitis, Ankylosingen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Techniques, Respiratory Systemen
dc.titleRib cage motion in ankylosing spondylitis patients: a pilot studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Rehabilitation, Landspitali University Hospital, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalSpine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Societyen

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