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Effect of Aerobic Exercises on Serum IgE and Pulmonary Functions in Children with Bronchial Asthma


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1 Department of Physical Therapy for Cardiovascular/Respiratory Disorders and Geriatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt
2 2Department of Physical Therapy for Growth and Development Disorders in Children and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt
     

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Purpose: The aims of present study was to evaluate the effect of aerobic exercise training on serum IgE and pulmonary functions in asthma children before and after exercise program.

Subjects: 60 children with asthma participated in this study and divided randomly to exercise and control groups.

Procedure: Fasting serum IgE and some markers indicative of respiratory functions (FEV1, FVC, and FEV1/FVC) were measured before and after the study in both groups. Statistical analysis was performed with the SPSS software version 15.0 using an independent paired t-test.

Results: Compared to pre-training, serum IgE decreased significantly and pulmonary function markers increased significantly (≥0.05) after exercise program. All variables remained without change in control group (≥0.05).

Conclusion: Aerobic exercise program was associated with a significant decrease in serum level of IgE and improvement of pulmonary functions in asthmatic children.


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Immunoglobulin E(IgE), Pulmonary Functions, Asthma, Aerobic Exercise
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Authors

Aisha A. Hagag
Department of Physical Therapy for Cardiovascular/Respiratory Disorders and Geriatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt
Naglaa A. Zaky
2Department of Physical Therapy for Growth and Development Disorders in Children and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt

Abstract


Purpose: The aims of present study was to evaluate the effect of aerobic exercise training on serum IgE and pulmonary functions in asthma children before and after exercise program.

Subjects: 60 children with asthma participated in this study and divided randomly to exercise and control groups.

Procedure: Fasting serum IgE and some markers indicative of respiratory functions (FEV1, FVC, and FEV1/FVC) were measured before and after the study in both groups. Statistical analysis was performed with the SPSS software version 15.0 using an independent paired t-test.

Results: Compared to pre-training, serum IgE decreased significantly and pulmonary function markers increased significantly (≥0.05) after exercise program. All variables remained without change in control group (≥0.05).

Conclusion: Aerobic exercise program was associated with a significant decrease in serum level of IgE and improvement of pulmonary functions in asthmatic children.


Keywords


Immunoglobulin E(IgE), Pulmonary Functions, Asthma, Aerobic Exercise

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