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Table 2 Peak values of the main variables determined during incremental exercise

From: Exercise training alone or in combination with high-protein diet in patients with late onset Pompe disease: results of a cross over study

 ControlExerciseExercise + Diet
BeforeAfterp-valueBeforeAfterp-valueBeforeAfterp-value
VO2 peak (ml/min/kg)17,77 ± 6,9615,88 ± 4,780,03919,24 ± 18,3921,57 ± 13,260,05320,22 ± 7,2722,22 ± 4,560,009
VO2 peak (l/min)1,19 ± 1,431,16 ± 0,770,0231,23 ± 1,161,37 ± 0,620,0191,21 ± 0,561,38 ± 0,440,027
HR peak (bpm)143 ± 18130 ± 140,16137 ± 41143 ± 370,865146,5 ± 30148 ± 440,113
HR peak (% pred)85 ± 270 ± 200,04282 ± 25,580 ± 14,50,90584,5 ± 5,7590 ± 16,250,059
Work rate peak (watt)55 ± 3545 ± 400,37575 ± 8075 ± 700,02362,5 ± 5572,5 ± 550,093
VCO2 peak (l/min)1,37 ± 0,891,31 ± 0,950,1951,34 ± 1,251,46 ± 0,930,6371,52 ± 0,601,64 ± 0,760,039
VE peak (l/min)45,02 ± 25,1440,59 ± 27,390,19542,48 ± 45,7741,62 ± 36,560,46447,98 ± 20,4249,62 ± 24,290,064
R peak1,06 ± 0,11,07 ± 0,120,2341,1 ± 0,121 ± 0,160,2241,08 ± 0,211,13 ± 0,160,75
time to exhaustion (min)14 ± 813 ± 40,14215 ± 1516 ± 80,01413 ± 6,2516,5 ± 4,50,124
  1. Data are expressed as median ± interquartile range before and after each intervention period
  2. VO2 oxygen uptake, HR heart rate, VCO2 CO2 output, VE pulmonary ventilation, R gas exchange ratio