Public lecture

Using oesophageal balloon catheters to measure respiratory muscle function: the how and why

IAS Visiting Fellow Viviana Shiffman MSc delivers a seminar on their research - 

Viviana Shiffman will present a unique approach involving the utilization of an oesophageal balloon catheter - an instrument that measures oesophageal and gastric pressures along with electromyography of the diaphragm. The present methodology provides distinct advantages in data collection and measurement of physiological variables. The application of this technique in exercise physiology research will be elucidated, highlighting its potential contributions to advancing our understanding of the respiratory system.

Viviana is a researcher at the University of British Columbia. She has studied exercise-induced arterial hypoxemia in female masters athletes. Her current research investigates the impact of inspiratory muscle training on the respiratory muscle metaboreflex and how this is moderated by age and sex.

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served after the seminar from 1:00pm.

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