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Inspiratory muscle training reduces dyspnea during activities of daily living and improves inspiratory muscle function and quality of life in patients with advanced lung disease.

Hoffman M, Augusto VM, Eduardo DS, Silveira BMF, Lemos MD, Parreira VF.

Physiother Theory Pract. 2019 Aug 20:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1656314. [Epub ahead of print]


Effects of different modalities of inspiratory muscle training as an add-on to conventional treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

de Farias CAC, Gualdi LP, da Silva SB, Parreira VF, Montemezzo D, Resqueti VR, Fregonezi GAF.

Trials. 2019 Apr 24;20(1):231. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3271-1.


Influence of posture, sex, and age on breathing pattern and chest wall motion in healthy subjects.

Mendes LPS, Vieira DSR, Gabriel LS, Ribeiro-Samora GA, Dornelas De Andrade A, Brandão DC, Goes MC, Fregonezi GAF, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2019 Mar 1. pii: S1413-3555(18)30278-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.02.007. [Epub ahead of print]


Sustained maximal inspiration has similar effects compared to incentive spirometers.

Mendes LPS, Teixeira LS, da Cruz LJ, Vieira DSR, Parreira VF.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2019 Mar;261:67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2019.01.006. Epub 2019 Jan 14.


Validation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set for obstructive pulmonary diseases in the perspective of adults with asthma.

Lage SM, Jácome C, Oliveira A, Araújo AG, Pereira DAG, Parreira VF.

Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Sep 28:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1493159. [Epub ahead of print]


Effects of Diaphragmatic Breathing With and Without Pursed-Lips Breathing in Subjects With COPD.

Mendes LP, Moraes KS, Hoffman M, Vieira DS, Ribeiro-Samora GA, Lage SM, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

Respir Care. 2019 Feb;64(2):136-144. doi: 10.4187/respcare.06319. Epub 2018 Aug 28.


Thoracoabdominal asynchrony and paradoxical motion in middle stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Sarmento A, Fregonezi G, Dourado-Junior MET, Aliverti A, de Andrade AD, Parreira VF, Resqueti V.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2019 Jan;259:16-25. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2018.06.012. Epub 2018 Jun 30.


Can diaphragmatic breathing modify chest wall volumes during inspiratory loaded breathing in patients with heart failure?

Lage SM, Britto RR, Brandão DC, Pereira DAG, Andrade AD, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2018 Nov - Dec;22(6):452-458. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.04.005. Epub 2018 Apr 17.


The effects of inspiratory muscle training based on the perceptions of patients with advanced lung disease: a qualitative study.

Hoffman M, Assis MG, Augusto VM, Silveira BMF, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2018 May - Jun;22(3):215-221. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2017.12.003. Epub 2017 Dec 8.


Inflammation and oxidative stress in heart failure: effects of exercise intensity and duration.

Ribeiro-Samora GA, Rabelo LA, Ferreira ACC, Favero M, Guedes GS, Pereira LSM, Parreira VF, Britto RR.

Braz J Med Biol Res. 2017 Aug 7;50(9):e6393. doi: 10.1590/1414-431X20176393.


Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in lung transplant candidates: a systematic review.

Hoffman M, Chaves G, Ribeiro-Samora GA, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 3;7(2):e013445. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013445. Review.


Effects of non-invasive ventilation and posture on chest wall volumes and motion in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case series.

Magalhães CM, Fregonezi GA, Vidigal-Lopes M, Vieira BS, Vieira DS, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2016 Jul-Aug;20(4):336-44. doi: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0164. Epub 2016 Jun 16.


Prediction equations for spirometry in four- to six-year-old children.

França DC, Camargos PA, Jones MH, Martins JA, Vieira Bda S, Colosimo EA, de Mendonça KM, Borja Rde O, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

J Pediatr (Rio J). 2016 Jul-Aug;92(4):400-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jped.2015.10.005. Epub 2016 May 7.


Breathing exercises: influence on breathing patterns and thoracoabdominal motion in healthy subjects.

Vieira DS, Mendes LP, Elmiro NS, Velloso M, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2014 Nov-Dec;18(6):544-52. doi: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0048. English, Portuguese.


Muscle impairment in neuromuscular disease using an expiratory/inspiratory pressure ratio.

Fregonezi G, Azevedo IG, Resqueti VR, De Andrade AD, Gualdi LP, Aliverti A, Dourado-Junior ME, Parreira VF.

Respir Care. 2015 Apr;60(4):533-9. doi: 10.4187/respcare.03367. Epub 2015 Jan 13.


Is there an association between symptoms of anxiety and depression and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Parreira VF, Kirkwood RN, Towns M, Aganon I, Barrett L, Darling C, Lee M, Hill K, Goldstein RS, Brooks D.

Can Respir J. 2015 Jan-Feb;22(1):37-41. Epub 2014 Nov 6.


Predictive equations for respiratory muscle strength according to international and Brazilian guidelines.

Pessoa IM, Houri Neto M, Montemezzo D, Silva LA, Andrade AD, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2014 Sep-Oct;18(5):410-8. Epub 2014 Sep 12. English, Portuguese.


Functional outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a multivariate analysis.

Athayde FT, Vieira DS, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2014 Jan-Feb;18(1):63-71.


Inspiratory muscular weakness is most evident in chronic stroke survivors with lower walking speeds.

Pinheiro MB, Polese JC, Faria CD, Machado GC, Parreira VF, Britto RR, Teixeira-Salmela LF.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2014 Jun;50(3):301-7. Epub 2014 Feb 13.


Measurement properties of the incremental shuttle walk test. a systematic review.

Parreira VF, Janaudis-Ferreira T, Evans RA, Mathur S, Goldstein RS, Brooks D.

Chest. 2014 Jun;145(6):1357-1369. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-2071. Review.


Reference equations for the six-minute walk distance based on a Brazilian multicenter study.

Britto RR, Probst VS, de Andrade AF, Samora GA, Hernandes NA, Marinho PE, Karsten M, Pitta F, Parreira VF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2013 Nov-Dec;17(6):556-63. doi: 10.1590/S1413-35552012005000122. Epub 2013 Nov 14.


Strength of the respiratory and lower limb muscles and functional capacity in chronic stroke survivors with different physical activity levels.

Polese JC, Pinheiro MB, Faria CD, Britto RR, Parreira VF, Teixeira-Salmela LF.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2013 Sep-Oct;17(5):487-93. doi: 10.1590/S1413-35552012005000114. Epub 2013 Oct 21.


Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in children.

Chaves GS, Fregonezi GA, Dias FA, Ribeiro CT, Guerra RO, Freitas DA, Parreira VF, Mendonca KM.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Sep 20;(9):CD010277. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010277.pub2. Review. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jan 02;1:CD010277.


Optoelectronic plethysmography: intra-rater and inter-rater reliability in healthy subjects.

Vieira DS, Hoffman M, Pereira DA, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Dec 1;189(3):473-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2013.08.023. Epub 2013 Sep 11.


Prediction equations for maximal respiratory pressures of Brazilian adolescents.

Mendes RE, Campos TF, Macêdo TM, Borja RO, Parreira VF, Mendonça KM.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2013 May-Jun;17(3):218-26.


Respiratory function and functional capacity in Chagas cardiomyopathy.

Baião EA, Costa Rocha MO, Lima MM, Beloti FR, Pereira DA, Parreira VF, Ribeiro AL, Britto RR.

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12;168(5):5059-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.07.206. Epub 2013 Jul 29. No abstract available.


Chest wall volumes during inspiratory loaded breathing in COPD patients.

Coutinho Myrrha MA, Vieira DS, Moraes KS, Lage SM, Parreira VF, Britto RR.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Aug 1;188(1):15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2013.04.017. Epub 2013 Apr 26.


Feasibility and reproducibility of spirometry and inductance plethysmography in healthy Brazilian preschoolers.

França DC, Camargos PA, Martins JA, Abreu MC, Avelar e Araújo GH, Parreira VF.

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Jul;48(7):716-24. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22743. Epub 2012 Dec 31.


Optoelectronic plethysmography: a review of the literature.

Parreira VF, Vieira DS, Myrrha MA, Pessoa IM, Lage SM, Britto RR.

Rev Bras Fisioter. 2012 Nov-Dec;16(6):439-53. Epub 2012 Nov 27. Review. English, Portuguese.


Respiratory changes in Parkinson's disease may be unrelated to dopaminergic dysfunction.

Guedes LU, Rodrigues JM, Fernandes AA, Cardoso FE, Parreira VF.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2012 Nov;70(11):847-51.


Evolution of respiratory muscle strength in post-operative gastroplasty.

Parreira VF, Matos CM, Athayde FT, Moraes KS, Barbosa MH, Britto RR.

Rev Bras Fisioter. 2012 Jun;16(3):225-30.


Noninvasive ventilation coupled with nebulization during asthma crises: a randomized controlled trial.

Galindo-Filho VC, Brandão DC, Ferreira Rde C, Menezes MJ, Almeida-Filho P, Parreira VF, Silva TN, Rodrigues-Machado Mda G, Dean E, Dornelas de Andrade A.

Respir Care. 2013 Feb;58(2):241-9. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01371.


Effects of noninvasive ventilation on dynamic hiperinflation of patients with COPD during activities of daily living with upper limbs.

Pessoa IM, Costa D, Velloso M, Mancuzo E, Reis MA, Parreira VF.

Rev Bras Fisioter. 2012 Jan-Feb;16(1):61-7. English, Portuguese.


Changes in breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion after bariatric surgery: a longitudinal study.

Matos CM, Moraes KS, França DC, Tomich GM, Farah MW, Dias RC, Parreira VF.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2012 Apr 30;181(2):143-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2012.02.009. Epub 2012 Mar 5.


Chest wall regional volume in heart failure patients during inspiratory loaded breathing.

Brandão DC, Lage SM, Britto RR, Parreira VF, de Oliveira WA Jr, Martins SM, Aliverti A, de Andrade Carvalho L, do Nascimento Junior JF, Alcoforado L, Remígio I, de Andrade AD.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2012 Mar 15;180(2-3):269-74. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2011.12.002. Epub 2011 Dec 13.


Effect of slow expiration with glottis opened in lateral posture (ELTGOL) on mucus clearance in stable patients with chronic bronchitis.

Martins JA, Dornelas de Andrade A, Britto RR, Lara R, Parreira VF.

Respir Care. 2012 Mar;57(3):420-6. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01082. Epub 2011 Oct 12.


Influence of 4 interfaces in the assessment of maximal respiratory pressures.

Montemezzo D, Vieira DS, Tierra-Criollo CJ, Britto RR, Velloso M, Parreira VF.

Respir Care. 2012 Mar;57(3):392-8. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01078. Epub 2011 Oct 12.


Evaluation of the inflammatory response to two different intensities of exercise in individuals with heart failure.

Pereira DA, Ribeiro-Samora GA, Vieira DS, Pereira LS, Coelho FM, Parreira VF, Moreira Mda C, Alencar MC, Britto RR.

Inflammation. 2012 Apr;35(2):509-15. doi: 10.1007/s10753-011-9339-z.


Relationship between cough strength and functional level in elderly.

Freitas FS, Ibiapina CC, Alvim CG, Britto RR, Parreira VF.

Rev Bras Fisioter. 2010 Nov-Dec;14(6):470-6. English, Portuguese.


Inspiratory muscular training in chronic stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial.

Britto RR, Rezende NR, Marinho KC, Torres JL, Parreira VF, Teixeira-Salmela LF.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Feb;92(2):184-90. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.09.029.


Breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion in healthy individuals: influence of age and sex.

Parreira VF, Bueno CJ, França DC, Vieira DS, Pereira DR, Britto RR.

Rev Bras Fisioter. 2010 Sep-Oct;14(5):411-6. English, Portuguese.


Ventilatory and muscular assessment in healthy subjects during an activity of daily living with unsupported arm elevation.

Panka GF, Oliveira MM, França DC, Parreira VF, Britto RR, Velloso M.

Rev Bras Fisioter. 2010 Jul-Aug;14(4):337-44. Epub 2010 Jul 23.


[Effects of breathing exercises on breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion after gastroplasty].

Tomich GM, França DC, Diniz MT, Britto RR, Sampaio RF, Parreira VF.

J Bras Pneumol. 2010 Mar-Apr;36(2):197-204. Portuguese.


[Reproducibility of the determination of anaerobic threshold in patients with heart failure].

Pereira DA, Vieira DS, Samora GA, Lopes FL, Alencar MC, Lage SM, Parreira VF, Velloso M, Moreira Mda C, Britto RR.

Arq Bras Cardiol. 2010 Jun;94(6):771-8. Epub 2010 May 7. English, Portuguese.


Prone position and reduced thoracoabdominal asynchrony in preterm newborns.

Oliveira TG, Rego MA, Pereira NC, Vaz LO, França DC, Vieira DS, Parreira VF.

J Pediatr (Rio J). 2009 Sep-Oct;85(5):443-8. doi: 10.2223/JPED.1932. English, Portuguese.


Effects of the aging process on respiratory function.

Britto RR, Zampa CC, de Oliveira TA, Prado LF, Parreira VF.

Gerontology. 2009;55(5):505-10. doi: 10.1159/000235853. Epub 2009 Aug 27.


Work ability and stress in a bus transportation company in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Sampaio RF, Coelho CM, Barbosa FB, Mancini MC, Parreira VF.

Cien Saude Colet. 2009 Jan-Feb;14(1):287-96.


Breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion during exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Alves GS, Britto RR, Campos FC, Vilaça AB, Moraes KS, Parreira VF.

Braz J Med Biol Res. 2008 Nov;41(11):945-50.


Six-minute walk test in patients with permanent cardiac pacemakers.

Pereira de Sousa LA, Britto RR, Ribeiro AL, Baracho SM, da Costa Val Barros V, Carvalho VT, Parreira VF.

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2008 Jul-Aug;28(4):253-7. doi: 10.1097/01.HCR.0000327183.51992.76.


Electromyographic activity of sternocleidomastoid muscle in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Guedes LU, Parreira VF, Diório AC, Goulart F, Andrade AD, Britto RR.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2009 Aug;19(4):591-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2008.01.005. Epub 2008 Mar 10.


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