Dynamic lung volumes and capacities in marriage band party musicians

Authors:Prashant D.Khuje , SandipMeghnadHulke
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 747-749  |  PDF File

Abstract

Introduction:-The main objective of ourcross-sectional study was to observe the effect of wind instrument blowing on dynamic lung volumes and capacities of marriage band party musicians. Materials and Methods:-100band party musicians (Group A) and 100 non-blowers (Group B) were examined by an computerized spirometer (RMS medspiror).Result:- Group A subjects showed a statistically significant(P<0.05)higher% predicted Forced Vital capacity (FVC), Forced expiratory volume in the 1st second (FEV1), Forced expiratory flow rate between 25% and 75% of FVC (FEF 25-75%) andMaximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV) than Group B.However% predicted values of FEV1/FVC in Group A was found to be slightly less than Group B but it was not statistically significant (P>0.05).Conclusion:-Thus wind instrument blowing increases the dynamic lung volumes and capacities in marriage band party musicians.