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Kortianou E A - - 2013
We investigated whether activity monitoring reliably reflects variations in oxygen transport and utilization during walking in COPD patients. Forty two patients (14 in each GOLD stage II, III and IV) performed an incremental treadmill protocol to the limit of tolerance. Breath-by-breath gas exchange, central hemodynamic variables and activity monitoring were ...
Martina Jerson - - 2013
Patients on continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (cf-LVADs) are able to return to an active lifestyle and perform all sorts of physical activities. This study aims to evaluate exercise hemodynamics in patients with a HeartMate II cf-LVAD (HM II). Thirty (30) patients underwent a bicycle exercise test. Along with ...
Oliveira Nórton Luís - - 2013
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a simple and noninvasive measure that estimates cardiac autonomic modulation, mainly the parasympathetic contribution. Increased sympathetic and/or decreased parasympathetic nervous activity is seen in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Consequently, these patients present reduced HRV, which has been associated with increased risk of adverse events and ...
Gkaliagkousi Eugenia - - 2013
Acute exercise may exert deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system through a variety of pathophysiological mechanisms, including increased platelet activation. However, the degree of exercise-induced platelet activation in untreated hypertensive (UH) individuals as compared with normotensive (NT) individuals has yet to be established. Furthermore, the effect of antihypertensive treatment on ...
Marsh Anthony P AP Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
A complication of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) among older adults is loss of mobility. The American Heart Association has identified weight management as a core component of secondary prevention programs for CVD and is an important risk factor for physical disability. The American Society for Nutrition ...
Munsters Carolien C B M - - 2013
The aim of this study was to monitor the fitness level of young Friesian horses and to assess whether fitness data are predictive for final performance score and whether familial aggregation of response to training could be detected. Sixty-six young Friesian horses, the offspring of six different stallions (A, B, ...
Hornsby Whitney E - - 2013
Background. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of moderate-to-high intensity aerobic training in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Methods. Twenty patients with stage IIB-IIIC operable breast cancer were randomly assigned to receive doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide (AC) or AC in combination with aerobic training (AC + AET) (n = 10/group) ...
Petriz Bernardo de Assis - - 2013
The Renin-Angiotensin-System (RAS) molecular network has been widely studied, especially with attention to angiotensin II, the main effector peptide among RAS. The relation of Ang II to hypertension pathogenesis has led to research being extended to other molecules from the RAS, such as angiotensin III and IV, angiotensin (1-5), and ...
Kim Ji Hae JH Department of Physical Therapy, Dongshin University Oriental - - 2013
[Purpose] This study aimed to examine the effects of the Neurac sling exercise on postural balance adjustment and muscular response patterns in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients. [Subjects and Methods] Sixteen CLBP patients participated in this study. They were randomly and equally assigned to group I, whose members received ...
Bottoms Lindsay - - 2013
Abstract This investigation aimed to explore the effects of inert sugar-free drinks described as either 'performance enhancing' (placebo) or 'fatigue inducing' (nocebo) on peak minute power (PMP;W) during incremental arm crank ergometry (ACE). Twelve healthy, non-specifically trained individuals volunteered to take part. A single-blind randomised controlled trial with repeated measures ...
Betim Paes Leme Ana Maria - - 2013
The influence of exercise on cardiac metabolic response in patients with Chagas disease is incompletely understood. Changes in cardiac energetic metabolism were investigated in Chagas disease patients before and during isometric handgrip exercise with (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). Twenty-eight patients (10 with systolic dysfunction: group I; 10 with normal ...
Bae Sea Hyun SH Department of Physical Therapy, Gwangju Heemang - - 2013
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects on stroke patients of trunk stabilization exercise on different support surfaces. [Subjects and Methods] Sixteen stroke patients with onset of stroke six months earlier or longer were randomly and equally assigned to group I (exercise performed on a stable ...
Roberts Aaron P J - - 2013
Police officers routinely wear body armor to protect themselves against the threat posed by firearms and edged weapons, yet little is known of the cognitive effects of doing so. Two studies investigated the effects of exercise and body armor on working memory function in healthy volunteers. In study 1, male ...
Lee Younghwa Y Department of Physical Therapy, Daegu Health - - 2013
[Purpose] While recent studies have reported that cardiac rehabilitation is an effective treatment, there have been few studies of its effects in rehabilitation for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the effects of a home-based exercise training using a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring ...
Buchheit Martin M ASPIRE, Football Performance & Science Department, Academy for Sports Excellence, Doha, Qatar. - - 2013
High-intensity interval training (HIT), in a variety of forms, is today one of the most effective means of improving cardiorespiratory and metabolic function and, in turn, the physical performance of athletes. HIT involves repeated short-to-long bouts of rather high-intensity exercise interspersed with recovery periods. For team and racquet sport players, ...
Alves Cleber Rene - - 2013
The bradykinin receptor B2 (BDKRB2) gene +9/-9 polymorphism has been associated with higher gene transcriptional activity, and characteristics of cardiovascular phenotypes and physical performance. We hypothesized that vasodilation and ACE activity response to exercise training is modulated by BDKRB2 gene. Seventy one healthy volunteers were genotyped for the BDKRB2 gene ...
Aicher Diana - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) anatomy leads to dysfunction of the valve in young individuals. We introduced a reconstructive technique of bicuspidizing the UAV. Initially we copied the typical asymmetry of a normal bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) (I), later we created a symmetric BAV (II). This study compared the hemodynamic ...
Adams Jenny - - 2013
Six male firefighters who were referred to phase II cardiac rehabilitation after coronary revascularization participated in a specialized regimen of high-intensity, occupation-specific training (HIOST) that simulated firefighting tasks. During each session, the electrocardiogram, heart rate, and blood pressure were monitored, and the patients were observed for adverse symptoms. No patient ...
Lee Eun-Ok EO Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Sirenevy Boulevard, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop a complex exercise program integrating Eastern and Western complex exercise rehabilitation programs in order to examine the effects of it on the human body with the subjects for women of the II period of mature age with metabolic syndrome. The subjects of ...
Garg Monika - - 2013
Physical exercise provides multiple benefits to an individual. However, the beneficial effect of exercise on psychomotor performance remains controversial. The present study was undertaken to determine the effect of aerobic exercise on auditory reaction time (ART) and visual reaction time (VRT). Fifty subjects were enrolled consisting of healthy subjects who ...
Hunt Michael A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationships of circulating levels of biomarkers of cartilage degradation with biomechanical outcomes relevant to knee osteoarthritis (OA) or biomarker changes following non-pharmacological interventions. The objectives of this exploratory, pilot study were to: 1) examine relationships between biomarkers of articular cartilage degradation and synthesis with ...
Lee Young-Hwa YH Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2013
Recent studies have suggested a favorable effect of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on patients with cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of home-based exercise training with wireless monitoring on acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A total of 55 ACS patients undergoing PCI were ...
Chies Agnaldo Bruno - - 2013
The control of blood flow during exercise involves different mechanisms, one of which is the activation of the renin-angiotensin system, which contributes to exercise-induced blood flow redistribution. Moreover, although angiotensin II (Ang II) is considered a potent venoconstrictor agonist, little is known about its effects on the venous bed during ...
Lambrick Danielle - - 2013
To assess the influence of obesity on the oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) kinetics of pre-pubertal children during moderate- and heavy intensity treadmill exercise. We hypothesised that obese (OB) children would demonstrate significantly slower [Formula: see text] kinetics than their normal weight (NW) counterparts during moderate- and heavy intensity exercise. ...
Fineschi Vittorio - - 2013
The association between synthetic androgen (SA) abuse and sudden cardiac death is often cited in literature; in this respect, to date there are little data on the effects of chronic administration of supraphysiological doses of SA on tonic cardiac autonomic control. Marques Neto et al., in their interesting paper, show ...
Koch A E - - 2013
Hyperoxia can induce acute neurotoxicity with generalized seizures. Hyperoxia-induced reduction in cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) might be protective. It is unclear whether dynamic exercise during hyperoxia can overcome CBFV-reduction and thus possibly increase the risk of neurotoxicity. We studied CBFV with both-sided transcranial Doppler with fixed transducer-position and heart ...
Rokamp Kim Z - - 2013
Variation in genes encoding the β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) may influence cardiac output (Q). The G46A (Gly16Arg) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) has been associated with β2-mediated vasodilation but the effect of ADRB2 haplotypes on Q has not been studied. Five SNPs within ADRB2 (G46A, C79G, C491T, ...
Vaughan David - - 2013
The presence of a silencing sequence (the I-allele) in the gene for the upstream regulator of blood flow, angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), is associated with superior endurance performance and its trainability. We tested in a retrospective study with 36 Caucasian men of Swiss descent whether carriers of the ACE I-allele ...
Thomassen Martin M Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Section of Integrated Physiology, University of Copenhagen, August Krogh Building, Universitetsparken 13, 2. sal, 2100 Copenhagen, - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to examine fibre type-specific Na(+)-K(+) pump subunit expression and exercise-induced alterations in phospholemman (FXYD1) phosphorylation in humans. Segments of human skeletal muscle fibres were dissected and fibre typed, and protein expression was determined by Western blotting. The protein expression of the Na(+)-K(+) pump ...
Niederseer David - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine urges physicians to translate results from clinical trials to their patients. This, however, can only work, if real world patients are represented in clinical trials. METHODS: We searched the literature on chronic heart failure (1950-2/2011) for studies designed to detect effects on mortality (mortality studies, MS) and ...
Takada Shingo - - 2013
Introduction: NAD(P)H oxidase-induced oxidative stress is at least in part involved with the lowered exercise capacity and impaired mitochondrial function in high fat diet (HFD)-induced diabetic mice. NAD(P)H oxidase can be activated by the activation of renin-angiotensin system. Objective: We investigated whether angiotensin II receptor blocker can improve exercise capacity ...
Lancioni Giulio E - - 2013
Objective: Assessing the effectiveness of technology-aided programs to help three children with multiple disabilities exercise adaptive head or leg-foot and hands responses independently. Method: The response selected for the two children included in Study I was head rotation (i.e. movements of at least 25 degrees to the left that could ...
Gasanin Edis - - 2013
Combination of ACE-inhibitors with angiotensin-II type 1 receptor antagonists could provide better blockade of RAAS system compared with monotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate hemodynamic and neurohumoral effects at rest and during exercise of Candesartan cilexetil as add-on therapy to ACE-inhibitors in patients with heart failure NYHA ...
New Karl J - - 2013
BACKGROUND The metabolic vasodilator mediating postexercise hypotension (PEH) is poorly understood. Recent evidence suggests an exercise-induced reliance on pro-oxidant-stimulated vasodilation in normotensive young human subjects, but the role in the prehypertensive state is not known. METHODS Nine prehypertensives (mean arterial pressure (MAP), 106±5mm Hg; 50 ± 10 years old) performed ...
Gay-Jordi Gemma - - 2013
Recently it has been shown that long-term intensive exercise practice is able to induce myocardial fibrosis in an animal model. Angiotensin II is a profibrotic hormone that could be involved in the cardiac remodeling resulting from endurance exercise. This study examined the antifibrotic effect of losartan, an angiotensin II type ...
Lee Jung-Ok - - 2013
Lindera obtusiloba is a medicinal herb traditionally used in Asia for improvement of blood circulation, treatment of inflammation, and prevention of liver damage. A previous study has shown that an ethanolic extract of Lindera obtusiloba stems (LOE) has vasoprotective and antihypertensive effects. The possibility that Lindera obtusiloba improves endothelial function ...
de Souza Jéssica Cardoso - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to verify the effects of an acute resistance training (RT) session and insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) on systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) and mean blood pressure (MBP), and heart rate (HR). The sample consisted of 27 sedentary women (33.3 ± ...
Mota Márcio Rabelo - - 2013
This study investigated the chronic effect of blood pressure (BP) and post-exercise hypotension (PEH) during resistance training (RT) and its relation with the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in hypertensive elderly women. Participants were divided into two groups: an experimental group (EG) with exercise and a control group ...
Tsutaki Arata - - 2013
Low-frequency neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been used as an endurance exercise model. This study aimed to test whether low-frequency NMES increases the phosphorylation of anabolic signaling molecules and induces skeletal muscle hypertrophy, as seen with high-frequency NMES. Using Sprague-Dawley rats, 1 bout of exercise (with dissection done immediately (Post0) ...
Barkley Sherry A - - 2013
Adherence to independent exercise is an essential outcome of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), yet limited theory-based interventions to improve adherence exist. This study tested the effects of an intervention based on Bandura's conceptualization of self-efficacy. The self-efficacy coaching intervention (SCI), a supplement to standard care, was designed to increase self-efficacy for ...
Swank Chad C Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, TX, USA (CS); and School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX, USA (MT, - - 2013
The aims of this study were to explore the feasibility of structured aerobic exercise followed by a period of unstructured physical activity and determine the impact of such exercise on cognition, mood, and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A convenience sample of 9 individuals with relapsing-remitting ...
Neto Silvio Rodrigues Marques - - 2012
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the combined effects of exercise and antagonists of the angiotensin II and aldosterone receptors on cardiac autonomic regulation and ventricular repolarisation in rats chronically treated with nandrolone decanoate (ND), a synthetic androgen. METHODS: Thirty male Wistar rats were divided into 6 groups: sedentary, trained, ...
Smith April R AR Department of Psychology, Miami University, 90 N. Patterson Dr., Oxford, OH 45056, United States. - - 2013
We conducted four studies to examine the relationship between over-exercise and suicidality. Study 1 investigated whether over-exercise predicted suicidal behavior after controlling for other eating disorder behaviors in a patient sample of 204 women (144 with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) Bulimia Nervosa [BN]). Study ...
Marzorati Mauro M Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology, CNR, Segrate Milano, Italy. - - 2012
Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) has recently became available for patients with glycogen storage disease type II. Previous studies have demonstrated clinical efficacy of enzyme replacement therapy, however, data on physiological variables related to exercise tolerance are scarce. Four glycogen storage disease type II late-onset patients (45 ± 6 years) performed ...
Gregg Marion A MA - - 2012
To evaluate differences in physical readiness and obesity in worksites with inherent limitations in exercise availability, utilizing data from U.S. Navy personnel assigned to submarines. Cross-sectional study utilizing height, weight, and Physical Readiness Test (PRT) scores of 26,341 individuals assigned to small submarines (SS), large submarines (LS), and aircraft carriers ...
Singer Adam J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Regular exercise is thought to be protective against coronary artery disease. As a result, some physicians believe that the likelihood of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with acute chest pain is reduced in those who exercise regularly. We studied the association between self-reported frequency of exercising and the ...
Kim Jong-Hee JH Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, - - 2013
We examined the effects of mild therapeutic exercise during a period of inactivity on size and contractile functions of myosin heavy chain (MHC) type I (n = 204) and type II (n = 419) single fibers from the medial gastrocnemius in three age groups. Young adult (5-12 mo), middle-aged (24-31 ...
Zwerink Marlies - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Exercise training programmes for patients with COPD are effective in improving exercise capacity. The few trials that have investigated the effects of exercise programmes on daily physical activity show contradictory results. AIM: To investigate the relation between daily physical activity level and exercise capacity in patients with COPD using ...
Kruse L M LM Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, St. Louis, MO 63110, - - 2012
Rigorous rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is necessary for a successful surgical outcome. A large number of clinical trials continue to assess aspects of this rehabilitation process. Prior systematic reviews evaluated fifty-four Level-I and II clinical trials published through 2005. Eighty-five articles from 2006 to 2010 were identified ...
Balemans Astrid C J - - 2012
PURPOSE: Purpose: To compare the maximal aerobic and anaerobic exercise responses of children with cerebral palsy (CP) by level of motor impairment and in comparison with those of typically developing children (TD). METHODS: Seventy children with CP, with varying levels of motor impairment (Gross Motor Function Classification System, [GMFCS I-III]) ...
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