Autoimmune Diseases / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Long-Term Respiratory Muscle Endurance Training in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis: First Results after Four Months of Training

Table 1

Characterization of patients participating in respiratory endurance training.

PatientGenderAge (y)BMI (kg/cm2)MG degreeDiagn. (y)Medication
MGFAOOChEI (mg/d)IT (mg/d)

1F4329.3IIa22180
2M6227.4IIa29420100
3F3319.4IIb311240
4M6632.4IIa29100
5M7525.9IIa24300
6F5423.9IIa215105
7F6330.7IIa239240
8M6826.4IIa12150
9F7326.6IIa22420
10M6730.5IIa22310

M: male; F: female; BMI: body mass index; MG degree: degree of myasthenia gravis according to classifications of MGFA (Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America [17]) and OO (Oosterhuis [1]); Diagn.: years since MG diagnosis; ChEI: cholinesterase inhibitors; IT: immunotherapy with azathioprine.