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Table 3 Physical exercise among patients with dermatomyositis, newly diagnosed polymyositis, clinically active disease, or some combination therein

From: Physical exercise among patients with systemic autoimmune myopathies

Author Patients (n) Disease activity Protocol (Exercises) Time (week) Evaluated components Inflammatory markers Results
Escalante et al. [9] 5 Active Strength
Dynamic
8 Isometric strength ↔ CPK ↑ Isometric strength
Alexanderson et al. [24] 11 Active Strength
Dynamic
12 Muscle function
Quality of life
↔ CPK ↑ Muscle function
↑ Quality of life
aVarvu et al. [45] 19 Chronic/Active Strength
Dynamic
3 Respiratory function (Spirometry)
Muscle strength
↔ CPK ↑ Respiratory function
↑ Muscle function
Mattar et al. [29] 3 Active Strength
Aerobic
12 Muscle strength
Functional capacity
Quality of life
↔ CPK↔ Aldolase ↑ Muscle strength
↑ Functional capacity
↑ Quality of life
  1. CPK creatine phosphokinase, DM dermatomyositis, PM polymyositis, ↑: increase, ↔: no change
  2. a Active disease but with chronic evolution