Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002644
Title: Assessment of pulmonary function test in athletes
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: An athlete is one of the greatest sports who compete in one or more sports that involve in physical strength, speed, or endurance. Athletics is one of the finest sports in maintaining the lung function. Lung function parameters tend to have relationship with lifestyle such as regular exercises and non-exercise. Hence, the present study was undertaken to assess the pulmonary function in athletes. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 subjects were selected and divided into two groups. In that, 30 of them are professional athletes (study group) and the other 30 were non-athletes people (control group), and pulmonary function test was performed. The readings were recorded as per standard procedure using spirometer. The parameters used to assess the lung function are forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), and FEV1/FVC. Results: Pulmonary function profile was analyzed and compared between the study groups and the control group. In the study, the athletic group was having higher average mean value of FVC 4.01 ± 0.63, FEV1 3.33 ± 0.70, PEFR of 6.1 ± 0.69, and FEV1/FVC ratio of 85% as compared to control group. p value is <0.01, so it is highly statistically significant. Conclusion: The FVC, FEV1, PEFR, and FEV1/FVC ratio were higher in athletes than in the normal sedentary control individuals. This study suggests that regular exercise has an important role in determining and improving lung functions.

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    P. Vignesh1 , S. Preetha2 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    P. Vignesh1 , S. Preetha2 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *

    Title:Assessment of pulmonary function test in athletes
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2370-2373)
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    Methodology:Pulmonary function test, Spirometer
    Research Materials: Athletes, Non-athletes

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Athletes Non-athletes Parameter Pulmonary function test Spirometer

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