Isometric exercise increases strength and does not produce sustained creatinine phosphokinase increases in a patient with polymyositis

J. E. Hicks, F. Miller, P. Plotz, Hua' Chen Te Hua' Chen, L. Gerber

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Abstract

A patient with active stable idiopathic polymyositis received a 4-week supervised right quadriceps and biceps isometric strengthening program. He demonstrated a significant increase in isometric peak torque without a sustained rise in creatinine phosphokinase (CPK). A significant decrease in postexercise CPK occurred at the end of the exercise program. We conclude a randomized clinical trial using a nonexercised patient group vs an exercised patient group may be useful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1399-1401
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume20
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ISOMETRIC EXERCISE
  • POLYMYOSITIS
  • STRENGTH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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