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Physiology and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Unit Composition:

Head of Unit: Prof Alexandre Legrand
Research and Teaching Associate : Dr. Alexandra Tassin
Assistant : Antoine Delpierre
Educational Support Assistance: Aurélie Lupant
PhD Students : Thuy-Hang Nguyen, Antoine Delpierre
Technicians: Bernard Blairon, Vincianne Jenart

 

 

Address:

University of Mons
“Pentagone” wing 1C
Avenue du Champ de Mars 6
B - 7000 MONS (BELGIUM)

Research Projects:

 

Studying the effectiveness and activity of respiratory muscles:
All muscles active during breathing do not contribute to ventilation in the same way. Their contribution will depend on the intensity of the activity and their mechanical effectiveness. We studied this activity by electromyography and metabolic study and compared it to the respiratory effectiveness of these muscles.
Moreover, in case of pathological states (emphysema or scoliosis) the effectiveness of respiratory muscles is faded. We studied this deterioration and the capacity of the respiratory system to adapt to this change of effectiveness.

   
   

 

Publications 

http://staff.umons.ac.be/alexandre.legrand/pubsFr.html

http://staff.umons.ac.be/alexandra.tassin/pubsfr.html