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Norman Joseph F - - 2012
Heart failure (HF) is considered a condition primarily associated with the older population, with approximately 80% of individuals admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of HF being over the age of 65 years. With the 'aging of the population' in the United States the incidence of HF is expected ...
Jayaseelan Dhinu J - - 2012
Distal biceps brachii tendinosis is a relatively uncommon clinical diagnosis seen by physical therapists. As a result, there is little evidence guiding clinical decisions regarding best practice or effective treatment options to restore individuals to their previous level of function. The purpose of this case report is to describe the ...
Greco Camila C - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of fatigue induced by an exhaustive laboratory-based soccer-specific exercise on different hamstrings/quadriceps (H:Q) ratios of soccer players. Twenty-two male professional soccer players (23·1 ± 3·4 year) performed maximal eccentric (ecc) and concentric (con) contractions for knee extensors (KE) and flexors (KF) at 60° s(-1) ...
Alsalaheen Bara A - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Individuals with concussion often complain of persistent dizziness and imbalance, and these problems have been treated with vestibular rehabilitation exercises. The purpose of this study is to describe the vestibular rehabilitation exercise prescriptions provided to individuals after concussion. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of vestibular rehabilitation home ...
Vojáčková Naděžda - - 2012
The basic principle of the management of lymphedema is so called complex decongestive physical therapy. This therapy is divided into two phases: (i) edema reduction phase - an initial intensive treatment phase aiming for limb volume reduction; and (ii) maintenance phase - following long-term phase to sustain a manageable limb ...
Zebis Mette Kreutzfeldt - - 2012
BackgroundThe medial hamstring muscle has the potential to prevent excessive dynamic valgus and external rotation of the knee joint during sports. Thus, specific training targeting the medial hamstring muscle seems important to avoid knee injuries.ObjectiveThe aim was to investigate the medial and lateral hamstring muscle activation balance during 14 selected ...
Rand Sarah - - 2012
The role of exercise in cystic fibrosis (CF) is well established, and over the last three decades it has become an important component in the management of all individuals with CF. The role of exercise as a prognostic indicator or therapeutic tool is an important area of research interest in ...
Sobush Dennis C - - 2012
Prolonged mechanical ventilation contributes to immobility and deconditioning making efforts to safely discontinue ventilator support desirable. This case report documents how implementing physical therapy treatment interventions, based on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, can help to restore a person's functional status even after multiple years of mechanical ventilation dependency. ...
Murphy Cynthia A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Numerous rehabilitation protocols exist for postoperative rotator cuff repairs. Because the goal of early rehabilitation is to prevent postoperative adhesions while protecting the repaired tendons, it would be advantageous to know which range-of-motion exercises allow the rotator cuff to remain the most passive in a painful, guarded, postsurgical shoulder. ...
Dominguez-Castells Rocio - - 2012
The aim of this study was to analyse to what extent the use of different loads modifies freestyle stroke and coordination parameters during semi-tethered swimming, and to examine whether those changes are positive or negative to swimming performance. First, behaviour of swimming speed (v), stroke rate (SR) and stroke length ...
Brovold Therese - - 2012
Loss of function and low exercise adherence is common among older people after hospitalization. The aim of this randomized-controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a combined counseling- and exercise program on changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) and physical function in patients attending a day hospital and ...
Hurkmans E J - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIM: For tailored implementation of evidence-based recommendations and guidelines on physical therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), insight into current physical therapy practice is needed. METHOD: Two hundred and fifty general physical therapists and 211 specialized physical therapists with advanced arthritis training were sent a questionnaire to ...
Valent Alessandro - - 2012
Insertional tendinopathy of the adductors and rectus abdominis is common in male athletes, especially in soccer players. It may be worsened by physical activity and it usually limits sport performance. The management goal in the acute phase consists of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs and physical rehabilitation. In the early stages ...
Piszczek Stanislaw - - 2012
An asymptomatic Caucasian male patient underwent coronaryartery disease diagnostics. Standard exercise treadmilltest was inconclusive, and Holter ECG study didn't show anysignificant abnormalities. Considering the high risk of ischemicheart diseasenuclear exercise stress test was performed,which revealed ST-segment elevation in the recovery phase ofthe treadmill exercise test. Single photon emission computedtomography (SPECT/CT) ...
Otterman Nicoline M - - 2012
No guidelines for tailoring exercise programs for patients with diabetic complications are available. The purpose of this case report is to report our experiences with a tailored exercise program including safety precautions for a patient with complications related to type 2 diabetes and exercise related regulation issues. A patient with ...
Nofuji Yu Y Institute of Health Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga , Fukuoka, - - 2012
Although circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level is affected by both acute and chronic physical activity, the interaction of acute and chronic physical activity was still unclear. In this study, we compared the serum and plasma BDNF responses to maximal and submaximal acute exercises between physically active and sedentary subjects. ...
Wang Dalei D College of Physical Education and Sports, Beijing Normal University , Beijing, 100875, - - 2012
The purpose of the study was to investigate the modulatory effect of changes of subthalamic nucleus (STN) activity on the development of central fatigue during exhausting exercise, and reveal the possible mechanism that might affect STN activity from the perspective of neurotransmitters. Rats were randomly divided into electrophysiology and microdialysis ...
Vijayakumar P P Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, National University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - - 2012
Osteitis pubis among soccer athletes is a disabling painful condition and it is difficult to manage without integrating a multimodal treatment approach. There is limited scientific evidence on the effectiveness of exercise in treating Osteitis pubis especially when it progress to a chronic painful condition. The purpose of this case ...
Aboodarda Saied J - - 2011
This study was designed to quantify and compare Electromyographic activity (EMG) and applied load in quadriceps muscle within performing high intensity knee extension exercises by Elastic Resistance (ER) and Nautilus Machine (NM). Sixteen male and female subjects (22.4 ± 4.7 yrs) completed 8 RM seated knee extension by NM, elastic ...
Kaufman Marc P - - 2011
This report summarizes work concerning the exercise pressor reflex performed in my laboratory over the past twenty or so years. It is part of a symposium held to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of two publications by Dr. Jere Mitchell that appeared in The Journal of Physiology. For the most part, ...
Seker Erkin - - 2011
A routine laboratory exercise for an undergraduate electrical engineering student is to build a simple electronic filter circuit and determine its frequency and transient response. During the exercise, the student exposes the circuit to a range of electrical signals and captures the voltage and current characteristics. The relationship between what ...
Lorenz Daniel S - - 2011
There is a dearth of literature on the performance enhancement in the recovering athlete in the terminal phases of rehabilitation. There are established training methods that target strength, power, speed, endurance, and metabolic capacity that all lead to performance enhancement. A PubMed search from 1980 to 2010 was undertaken for ...
Berard Philippe - - 2011
Beyond the metrological evaluation indispensable to prove objectively the capability of a medical laboratory to perform analysis, the comparison of analytical performances regarding the specificity, rapidity and trueness of the available methods is a real interest of international comparison exercises. The objective of this paper is to present and discuss ...
Chang Ming-Mei - - 2011
Western blot analysis, commonly known as "Western blotting," is a standard tool in every laboratory where proteins are analyzed. It involves the separation of polypeptides in polyacrylamide gels followed by the electrophoretic transfer of the separated polypeptides onto a nitrocellulose or polyvinylidene fluoride membrane. A replica of the separated polypeptides ...
Colombini M P - - 2011
Chemical analysis of ancient residues of pharmaceutical or cosmetic preparations such as balms or ointments is made problematic by the high complexity of these mixtures, composed of organic and inorganic materials. Consequently, a multi-analytical approach and special caution in the interpretation of the results are necessary. In order to contribute ...
Huq R - - 2011
This paper presents an automated system for a rehabilitation robotic device that guides stroke patients through an upper-limb reaching task. The system uses a partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) as its primary engine for decision-making. The POMDP allows the system to automatically modify exercise parameters to account for the ...
Takhashi Y - - 2011
Physical therapist plays an important role to help people to regain the social life from disease and physical handicap. However, they can obtain their skills only from their practical experiences. The physical therapist trainee can enrich is experience only from the clinical practical training and this opportunity is limited. Therefore, ...
Rooks Cherie R - - 2011
The present study examined the effect of acute exercise on flow mediated dilation (FMD) and reactivity to neurovascular challenges among female smokers and nonsmokers. FMD was determined by arterial diameter, velocity, and blood flow measured by Doppler ultrasonography after forearm occlusion. Those measures and blood pressure and heart rate were ...
Green Simon - - 2011
This study explored the accuracy with which venous occlusion plethysmography (VOP) assesses the hyperaemic response during calf exercise. Using Doppler ultrasound (DU) as a criterion standard technique, we tested the hypotheses that leg blood flow during contraction is not greater than at rest and that VOP provides similar estimates of ...
Kemi Ole J - - 2011
Maximal strength training with a focus on maximal mobilization of force in the concentric phase improves endurance performance that employs a large muscle mass. However, this has not been studied during work with a small muscle mass, which does not challenge convective oxygen supply. We therefore randomized 23 adult females ...
Aoi Wataru - - 2011
A sedentary lifestyle can cause metabolic syndrome to develop. Metabolic syndrome is associated with metabolic function in the skeletal muscle, a major consumer of nutrients. Dietary exercise, along with an adequate diet, is reported to be one of the major preventive therapies for metabolic syndrome; exercise improves the metabolic capacity ...
Royse Colin F - - 2011
Left ventricular tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) velocities are used to monitor systolic and diastolic function, but it is not known how these may change in a hyperdynamic circulation, as often occurs in anesthesia and critical care medicine. Twenty-six healthy young volunteers were recruited and left ventricular systolic and diastolic tissue ...
Suksom Daroonwan - - 2011
Determine the effects of exercise with flexible stick training on physical fitness and endothelial function and compare it with Tai Chi training. Thirty older women volunteered for the present study and were divided into EF group (EF: n=16; 70.3 + 2.5 yr) and TC group (TC: n=14; 69.5 +/- 4.5 ...
Tang Jason E - - 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the ergogenic potential of arginine on NO synthesis, muscle blood flow, and skeletal muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Eight healthy young men (22.1 ± 2.6 y, 1.79 ± 0.06 m, 76.6 ± 6.2 kg; mean ± SD) participated in 2 trials where they ...
Ranadive Sushant M - - 2011
Different exercise modes result in different heart rate recovery (HRR) patterns which could be related to the greater vagal reactivation following arm compared to leg-ergometry. Heart rate recovery was calculated following maximal arm and leg-ergometry. HRR-1 following maximal arm-ergometry was significantly higher than HRR-1 post maximal and sub-maximal leg-ergometry. This ...
Yeh Chun-Yu - - 2010
To evaluate whether a bout of leg cycling in patients with stroke reduces muscle tone and to determine whether neuromuscular functional electrical stimulation (FES) to the affected leg during cycling is more effective than cycling without FES. Within-subject comparison. University hospital. Patients with stroke (N=16; age range, 42-72y; <8wk poststroke) ...
Al-Rahamneh H Q - - 2011
Study design:Each participant completed two submaximal, perceptually guided arm crank exercise tests and a graded exercise test (GXT) to volitional exhaustion.Objective:To assess the validity of a submaximal, perceptually guided exercise test to predict peak oxygen uptake (\[Vdot]O(2)peak) during arm cranking in paraplegic individuals.Setting:University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.Participants:Eleven men with paraplegia ...
Tester N J - - 2011
Observational, cross-sectional study from a convenience sample with pretest/posttest data from a sample subset. Determine the presence of walking-related arm swing after spinal cord injury (SCI), its associated factors and whether arm swing may change after locomotor training (LT). Malcom Randall VAMC and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Arm movement ...
Björklund Glen - - 2010
This study aimed to determine whether the differences in oxygen extraction and lactate concentration in arms and legs during cross-country skiing are related to muscle activation or force production and how these differences are influenced by a reduction in exercise intensity. Nine well-trained male cross-country skiers (age = 22 +/- ...
Loenneke Jeremy P - - 2010
Training at low intensities with moderate vascular occlusion results in increased muscle hypertrophy, strength, and endurance. Elastic knee wraps, applied to the proximal portion of the target muscle, might elicit a stimulus similar to the KAATSU Master Apparatus. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that intermittently ...
McDaniel John - - 2010
The influence of age on the central and peripheral contributors to exercise-induced hyperaemia is unclear. Utilizing a reductionist approach, we compared the peripheral and central haemodynamic responses to passive limb movement (exercise without an increase in metabolism) in 11 old (71 ± 9 years of age S.D.) and 11 young ...
Miyaguchi Kazuyoshi - - 2010
The definition of the dominant leg (lateral dominance) is not clear, and there has been little reporting related to lateral dominance in the legs. To uncover the practical factors influencing which leg to use as the takeoff leg in 1-legged jumping movements, this study aimed to investigate the subjective dominance ...
Genc K O - - 2010
Long-duration exposure to microgravity has been shown to have detrimental effects on the human musculoskeletal system. To date, exercise countermeasures have been the primary approach to maintain bone and muscle mass and they have not been successful. Up until 2008, the three exercise countermeasure devices available on the International Space ...
Tordi N - - 2010
When the subject is not able to satisfy traditional testing procedures, alternative exercises or indices such as arm cranking or the oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) have been proposed. However, the OUES has not yet been used on elderly subjects from an exercise performed with the arms. The aim of ...
Hirai M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To compare the interface pressure during rest and exercise among various kinds of arm sleeves. METHODS: The interface pressure underneath nine different arm sleeves was measured during 10 maximal opening and closing movements of fingers using a pressure transducer (Air Pack Type Analyser) in 16 healthy volunteers. Furthermore, in ...
Amann Markus - - 2010
We investigated the role of somatosensory feedback on cardioventilatory responses to rhythmic exercise in five men. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled design, subjects performed the same leg cycling exercise (50/100/150/325 ± 19 W, 3 min each) under placebo conditions (interspinous saline, L(3)-L(4)) and with lumbar intrathecal fentanyl impairing central projection of ...
Schrage William G WG Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. - - 2010
The vasodilator signals regulating muscle blood flow during exercise are unclear. We tested the hypothesis that in young adults leg muscle vasodilation during steady-state exercise would be reduced independently by sequential pharmacological inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX) with NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) and ketorolac, respectively. We ...
Sosnoff Jacob J - - 2010
This study compared the effect of acute bouts of unloaded arm versus leg cycling exercise on spasticity of the lower legs in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and then examined post-activation depression (PAD) as a possible mechanism for the anti-spastic effects of acute exercise. Participants (N=10) had relapsing-remitting MS, slight ...
Scremin Oscar U - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether muscle blood flow (MBF) measurements with O-water positron emission tomography could reliably identify patients with critical limb ischemia and detect and quantify a distal deficit in skeletal MBF in these cases. DESIGN: O-water positron emission tomography scans were performed at rest or during unloaded ankle plantar ...
Hubley-Kozey Cheryl L - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine abdominal muscle temporal responses to a leg-loading exercise protocol and if differences exist between those able and unable to minimize lumbar-pelvic motion during this protocol. The focus was a supine bilateral leg-loading task that incorporated a slide (level 4) or no slide ...
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