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Clinical Trials Report or Abstract

Clinical Trials and Research undertaken into the Buteyko Method and related issues.

Buteyko breathing techniques in asthma: a blinded randomised trial
Source: Simon D Bowler, Amanda Green and Charles A Mitchell Medical Journal of Australia 1998; 169:575-578 [Full Text]

Objective: To evaluate the effect of Buteyko breathing techniques in the management of asthma.
Design: Prospective, blinded, randomised study comparing the effect of Buteyko breathing techniques with control classes in 39 people with asthma. The study was conducted from January 1995 to April 1995.
Participants: Subjects recruited from the community, aged 12 to 70 years, with asthma and substantial medication usage.
Results after applying Buteyko techniques for twelve weeks:
Reliever usage - median reduction of 96% (from daily median of 943ug to 39ug)
Preventer usage - median reduction of 49% (from daily median 1500ug to 765ug)
Minute Volume - median reduction of 4.6L/min (from 14 L/min to 9.6 L/min)
The relative reduction in reliever medication use in the Buteyko group was related to the proportionate reduction in minute volume. (r=0.51; P=0.04)
Results after applying placebo breathing techniques - Control group:
Reliever usage - median reduction of 5% (from daily median of 843ug to 801ug)
Preventer usage - no median reduction
Minute Volume - median reduction of 0.9L/min (from 14.2 L/min to 13.3 L/min)
Conclusion: Those practising Buteyko breathing techniques reduced hyperventilation and their use of reliever medications (beta2 agonists ) and preventers (inhaled steroids). Participants in the Buteyko group showed improved scores for Quality of Life whilst the Control group saw no significant improvements in either hyperventilation, medication usage or Quality of Life.

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Breathing exercises for asthma: a randomised controlled trial
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Beta-agonists trigger T cell accumulation
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Asthma exacerbations in children immediately following stressful life events: a Cox's heirarchical regression
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Ventilation Test In Patients With Bronchial Asthma
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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and breathing retraining
Mary Birch, RN,BA,MBioE, Grad Dip Soc, BIBHClinical Update 74, Australian Nursing Journal, August 2004 [Text]

Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention
Patrick McHugh, Fergus Aitcheson, Bruce Duncan, Frank Houghton Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 12-December-2003, Vol 116 No 1187 [Abstract] [Full Text]

Health Education: Does the Buteyko Institute Method make a difference?
Jill McGowan, Education and training consultant in Asthma Management.Thorax Vol 58, suppl III, page 28, December 2003. [Abstract] [Full Text]

Beta2-Agonist Tolerance and Exercise-induced Bronchospasm
Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., Volume 165, Number 8, April 2002, 1068-1070 Robert J. Hancox, Padmaja Subbarao, Dennis Kamada, Richard M. Watson, Fredrick E. Hargreave, and Mark D. Inman Asthma Research Group, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, McMaster University/St Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  [Abstract]

End-tidal carbon dioxide measurements as a prognostic indicator of outcome in cardiac arrest.
Ahrens T, Schallom L, Bettorf K, Ellner S, Hurt G, O'Mara V, Ludwig J, George W, Marino T, Shannon W. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA. Am J Crit Care 2001 Nov;10(6):391-8 [Abstract]

Repeated Hyperventilation Causes Peripheral Airways Inflammation, Hyperreactivity, and Impaired Bronchodilation in Dogs
MICHAEL S. DAVIS and ARTHUR N. FREED Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., Volume 164, Number 5, September 2001, 785-789 [Abstract]

Cardiovascular side effects of inhaled salbutamol in hypoxic asthmatic patients
Thorax; London; Jul 2001; J Burggraaf; R G J Westendorp; J C C M In't Veen; R C Schoemaker; et al;  [Abstract]

Study explains success of Buteyko
Megan Howe - Australian Doctor, p 20, 11 May 2001 [Text]

Prevalence of dysfunctional breathing in patients treated for asthma in primary care: a cross sectional survey
M Thomas, RK McKinley, E Freeman, C Foy British Medical Journal 2001;322:1098-1100 (5 May) [Abstract]

Hyperventilation and asymptomatic chronic asthma
Thorax; London; Dec 2000; C A Osborne; B J O'Connor; A Lewis; Van Kanabar; W N Gardner; [Abstract]

Buteyko breathing techniques in asthma: a blinded randomised trial
Simon D Bowler, Amanda Green and Charles A Mitchell Medical Journal of Australia 1998; 169:575-578 [Abstract] [Full Text]

Effects of inhaled CO2 and added dead space on idiopathic central sleep apnea
Xje A. Rankin F. Rutherford R. Bradly TD. Journal of Applied Physiology, 82(3):918-26, 1997 Mar. [Abstract]

Changing patterns in asthma morbidity and mortality.
Sears MR J-Investig-Allergol-Clin-Immunol 1995 Mar-Apr; 5(2): 66-72.  [Abstract]

Beneficial effect of inhaled CO2 in a patient with non-obstructive sleep apnoea.
J Neurol 1993 Nov;241(11:45-8 (ISSN: C340-5354) Villiger PM; Hess CW; Reinhart WH Medizinische Klinik der Universitat, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland [Abstract]

Rediscovering the importance of nasal breathing in sleep or, shut your mouth and save your sleep
Lavie P J Layngol Otol 1987 June;101(6):558-63 [Abstract]

Breathing Patterns
Chest, 1983, 84:202-205Tobin et al (Summary) [Abstract]


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