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Physical exercise among patients with systemic autoimmune myopathies

Authors
  • de Oliveira, Diego Sales1
  • Misse, Rafael Giovani1
  • Lima, Fernanda Rodrigues2
  • Shinjo, Samuel Katsuyuki1
  • 1 Universidade de Sao Paulo, Division of Rheumatology, Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 455, 3° andar, sala 3150 - Cerqueira César, Sao Paulo, 01246-903, Brazil , Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • 2 Universidade de Sao Paulo, Division of Rheumatology, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Sao Paulo, Brazil , Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Advances in Rheumatology
Publisher
BioMed Central
Publication Date
May 24, 2018
Volume
58
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s42358-018-0004-1
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Systemic autoimmune myopathies (SAMs) are a heterogeneous group of rare systemic autoimmune diseases that primarily affect skeletal muscles. Patients with SAMs show progressive skeletal muscle weakness and consequent functional disabilities, low health quality, and sedentary lifestyles. In this context, exercise training emerges as a non-pharmacological therapy to improve muscle strength and function as well as the clinical aspects of these diseases. Because many have feared that physical exercise exacerbates inflammation and consequently worsens the clinical manifestations of SAMs, it is necessary to evaluate the possible benefits and safety of exercise training among these patients. The present study systematically reviews the evidence associated with physical training among patients with SAMs.

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