Inspiratory flow-resistive breathing, respiratory muscle-induced systemic oxidative stress, and diaphragm fatigue in healthy humans

Briskey, David R. and Vogel, Kurt and Johnson, Michael A. and Sharpe, Graham R. and Coombes, Jeff S. and Mills, Dean E. (2020) Inspiratory flow-resistive breathing, respiratory muscle-induced systemic oxidative stress, and diaphragm fatigue in healthy humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 129 (1). pp. 185-193. ISSN 8750-7587

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We questioned whether the respiratory muscles of humans contribute to systemic oxidative stress following inspiratory flow-resistive breathing, whether the amount of oxidative stress is influenced by the level of resistive load, and whether the amount of oxidative stress is related to the degree of diaphragm fatigue incurred. Eight young and healthy participants attended the laboratory for four visits on separate days. During the first visit, height, body mass, lung function, and maximal inspiratory mouth and transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdimax) were assessed. During visits 2–4, participants undertook inspiratory flow-resistive breathing with either no resistance (control) or resistive loads equivalent to 50 and 70% of their Pdimax (Pdimax50% and Pdimax70%) for 30 min. Participants undertook one resistive load per visit, and the order in which they undertook the loads was randomized. Inspiratory muscle pressures were higher (P < 0.05) during the 5th and Final min of Pdimax50% and Pdimax70% compared with control. Plasma F2-isoprostanes increased (P < 0.05) following inspiratory flow-resistive breathing at Pdimax70%. There were no increases in plasma protein carbonyls or total antioxidant capacity. Furthermore, although we evidenced small reductions in transdiapragmaic twitch pressures (PdiTW) after inspiratory flow-resistive breathing at Pdimax50% and Pdimax70%, this was not related to the increase in plasma F2-isoprostanes. Our novel data suggest that it is only when sufficiently strenuous that inspiratory flow-resistive breathing in humans elicits systemic oxidative stress evidenced by elevated plasma F2-isoprostanes, and based on our data, this is not related to a reduction in PdiTW.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 05:07
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 01:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: diaphragm fatigue; humans; inspiratory flow resistive breathing; oxidative stress; respiratory muscles
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110203 Respiratory Diseases
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