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Studies on Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on patients with sedentary life.

Studies on Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on patients with sedentary life.

There are numerous studies related to the use of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and its effects on muscles, as well as potential impacts on other physiological systems. Here are a few studies that touch on various aspects of EMS and its potential effects:

The KEY POINTS

  1. Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Functional Capacity of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: This study, published in Circulation, investigated the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure. It found that EMS improved exercise tolerance and quality of life in these patients. (Source: Nuhr MJ, Pette D, Berger R, et al. Circulation. 2004; 110(11):1351-1356.)

  2. Safety of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Critically Ill Patients: This study, published in the Journal of Critical Care, assessed the safety of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in critically ill patients. It found that EMS was safe to use in this population and did not result in adverse effects on cardiac function or other physiological parameters. (Source: Nanas S, Kritikos K, Angelopoulos E, et al. Journal of Critical Care. 2009; 24(3):453-457.)

  3. Acute Physiological Responses to Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: This study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, examined the acute physiological responses to neuromuscular electrical stimulation in healthy individuals. It found that EMS increased muscle activation and metabolic demand, with potential applications for strength training and rehabilitation. (Source: Maffiuletti NA, Herrero AJ, Jubeau M, et al. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2008; 22(3):873-879.)

  4. Adverse Effects of Electrical Muscle Stimulation: While adverse effects of EMS are generally rare, there have been case reports and studies documenting potential risks such as skin irritation, burns, and muscle soreness. These adverse effects are often associated with improper use of EMS devices or using them at excessively high intensities. (Source: Deley G, Poirrier R. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2013; 56(4):319-333.)