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Teffaha Daline - - 2011
Exercise training is included in cardiac rehabilitation programs to enhance physical capacity and cardiovascular function. Among the existing rehabilitation programs, exercises in water are increasingly prescribed. However, it has been questioned whether exercises in water are safe and relevant in patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease ...
van der Werf Christian C Department of Cardiology, Heart Failure Research Center, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the - - 2011
This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of flecainide in addition to conventional drug therapy in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). CPVT is an inherited arrhythmia syndrome caused by gene mutations that destabilize cardiac ryanodine receptor Ca(2+) release channels. Sudden cardiac death is incompletely prevented by conventional drug ...
Horner Justin M - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Nearly 40% of patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS) can have a non-diagnostic QTc at rest. Treadmill and cycle exercise stress testing are used in the diagnostic evaluation of LQTS. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the diagnostic significance of peak exercise and recovery phase QTc values during treadmill stress ...
Adamsen L - - 2011
Lung cancer patients experience loss of physical capacity, dyspnea, pain, reduced energy and psychological distress. The aim of this study was to explore feasibility, health benefits and barriers of exercise in former sedentary patients with advanced stage lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (III-IV) and small cell lung cancer ...
Grazzi Giovanni - - 2011
PURPOSE:: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is widely used in clinical assessment and exercise prescription. However, significant differences in physiological responses can occur depending on testing protocol. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardiopulmonary responses to different incremental cycle pedaling cadences in cardiac patients. METHODS:: Eleven men with coronary ...
Goldstein Bryan H - - 2011
After the Fontan operation, patients are at a substantial risk of the development of impaired functional health status. Few early markers of suboptimal outcomes have been identified. We sought to assess the association between peripheral vascular function and functional health status in Fontan-palliated patients. Asymptomatic Fontan patients (n = 51) ...
Holland David J - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is ubiquitous in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and contributes to arterial and ventricular stiffening. Exertional dyspnea may result from diastolic dysfunction with exercise; however, the association of central blood pressure (BP) to left ventricular filling pressure during exercise has not been assessed in ...
Ranucci Marco - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Restrictive transfusion strategies have been suggested for cardiac surgical patients, leading to various degrees of postoperative anemia. This study investigates the exercise tolerance during rehabilitation of cardiac surgical patients who did not receive transfusions, with respect to their level of postoperative anemia. METHODS: This observational study started in January ...
Tsioufis Costas - - 2011
Background: Running evidence supports a prognostic value of an exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise (EBPR). The impact of the metabolic syndrome (MS) on EBPR in hypertensive patients has not been investigated. Design: A cross-sectional study in the setting of an outpatient hypertension clinic. Methods: In total, 325 non-diabetic patients ...
Frederix Ines - - 2011
We compared the activity estimated by a pedometer and an accelerometer in coronary artery disease patients included in a phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme. Nine patients were divided into two groups and wore the pedometer for four weeks, and then subsequently the accelerometer for four weeks, or vice versa. The ...
Robles Gil María Concepción - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effect of 6 months of aerobic exercise on urinary excretion of female steroid hormones in pre and postmenopausal women and to check the basal values of urinary steroid. To this end, 20 premenopausal (age 45.56 ± 4.06 years) and 20 postmenopausal (age 52.27 ± 3.80 years) women, all ...
Sukala William R - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two exercise modalities for improving glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and associated clinical outcomes in Polynesian adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Twenty-six adults were randomized to receive resistance training or aerobic training, 3×/week, for 16 weeks. Dependent ...
Jones W Schuyler - - 2011
Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have lower functional capacity and worse clinical outcomes than age- and gender-matched patients. Few data exist on the relation of PAD to functional and clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). We sought to compare patients with HF with and without PAD for ...
Fujita Eiji - - 2011
PURPOSE:: The present study aimed to clarify how the force-generating capability of quadriceps femoris (QF) is associated to its surface EMG activity during a body mass-based squat movement. METHODS:: Isometric knee extension torque (KET) during maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and EMG activities of the rectus femoris and vastus lateralis muscles ...
Alberga Angela S - - 2011
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of age (≤65 years or >65 years) and androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT, presence or absence) as factors that may predict changes in body composition and fitness following a 24-week exercise program in prostate cancer patients. METHODS: One hundred twenty-one men were randomly ...
Czosek Richard J - - 2011
Background:  Individuals with ventricular preexcitation (VP) are known to have an increased risk of sudden death. This risk has been associated with conduction properties of the accessory pathway. Methods:  Patients with VP underwent risk stratification through the use of exercise and transesophageal testing. All patients were initially screened with exercise ...
Fong Shirley S M - - 2011
Taekwondo (TKD) is a popular sport practiced by people of all ages in more than 180 countries and it is generally considered as being beneficial to health even though the scientific evidence for this is not conclusive. Despite its popularity, there are very few studies on the health benefits of ...
Jaju Deepali S - - 2011
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of Pranayam breathing on respiratory muscle strength measured as maximum expiratory and inspiratory pressures (MEP and MIP) and relevant spirometry parameters in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in control subjects, and on the sympatho-vagal balance in both ...
Brinkley Tina E TE Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA. - - 2011
Weight loss induced by caloric restriction (CR) or aerobic exercise can reduce pericardial fat, and these reductions may help improve cardiovascular health. We examined whether combining CR with aerobic exercise enhances pericardial fat loss compared with a CR-only intervention designed to elicit equivalent reductions in body weight. We also examined ...
Scheid J L - - 2011
BACKGROUND: In women with anorexia nervosa, elevated fasting peptide YY (PYY) is associated with decreased bone mineral density (BMD). Prior research from our lab has demonstrated that fasting total PYY concentrations are elevated in exercising women with amenorrhea compared to ovulatory exercising women. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was ...
Ollis S - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of exercising at different intensities over 7 weeks on components of physical fitness and CVD risk factors. Forty-seven boys and 10 girls, (16.4±0.7 years of age) were divided into a moderate, high intensity, or a control group. All participants had ...
González-Ravé José M - - 2011
González-Ravé, JM, Delgado, M, Vaquero, M, Juarez, D, and Newton, RU. Changes in vertical jump height, anthropometric characteristics, and biochemical parameters after contrast training in master athletes and physically active older people. J Strength Cond Res 25(X): 000-000, 2011-The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 16 ...
Yang Sae Jeong - - 2011
Objective:  We examined the relationship between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) reflecting arterial stiffness and the levels of novel hepatokines fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) and fetuin-A. In addition, we evaluated the effect of a three-month combined aerobic and resistance exercise program on FGF21 and fetuin-A levels as well as ...
Rogers Ian R - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: To determine whether asymptomatic exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) in ultramarathon runners can be corrected with either oral or intravenous (IV) 3% hypertonic saline (HTS). DESIGN:: Prospective with randomization into 1 of 2 intervention arms. SETTING:: Western States (161 km) Endurance Run, California. PARTICIPANTS:: Forty-seven finishers in the event consented to ...
Demachi Koichi - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess whether the three-compartment model of mean body temperature (Tb3) calculated from the esophageal temperature (Tes), temperature in deep tissue of exercising muscle (Tdt), and mean skin temperature (Tsk) has the potential to provide a better match with the thermoregulatory responses than the ...
Scheid Jennifer L - - 2011
PURPOSE:: The aim of this study was to examine changes in fasting total PYY and ghrelin in non-obese premenopausal women following an exercise and diet program with and without weight loss. METHODS:: Body composition, energy balance parameters, ghrelin, and PYY were measured before and after a three month intervention in ...
Foster-Schubert Karen E KE Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, - - 2012
Lifestyle interventions for weight loss are the cornerstone of obesity therapy, yet their optimal design is debated. This is particularly true for postmenopausal women; a population with a high prevalence of obesity yet toward whom fewer studies are targeted. We conducted a year-long, 4-arm randomized trial among 439 overweight-to-obese postmenopausal ...
Teramoto Masaru - - 2011
Objective. This study looked at physical activity patterns among adults (≥ 18 years old) with self-reported asthma living in Nevada and investigated how physical inactivity is associated with asthma prevalence. Methods. We examined data from the 2009 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Different physical activity measures among individuals were ...
Meneguetti Quele Adriana - - 2011
Abstract An extract from seeds of Chenopodium quinoa Willd. (quinoa), termed hydrolyzed quinoa (HQ), was obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis from seeds of the quinoa variety BRS-Piabiru. Analysis of the physical and chemical properties of quinoa and HQ showed that the hydrolyzed extract is rich in essential amino acids, particularly those ...
Figard-Fabre H - - 2011
The effects of a Nordic walking (NW) program compared to those of a walking (W) program on physiological and perceptual variables in obese middle-aged women were investigated. Subjects (n=12 NW group, n=11 W group) trained over 12 weeks 3 times.week (-1). Body mass, body mass index (BMI), body fat, heart ...
Smith Alma J AJ Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, - - 2011
It is hypothesized that exercise can lead to a decrease in breast cancer risk through several hormonal and nonhormonal mechanisms. The WISER (Women In Steady Exercise Research) study investigated the effects of aerobic exercise on premenopausal sex hormone levels. Three hundred ninety-one sedentary, healthy, young eumenorrheic women were randomized either ...
Buchan Duncan S - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: This article examines the effects of brief, intense exercise in comparison with traditional endurance exercise on both novel and traditional markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in youth. METHODS: Forty seven boys and ten girls (16.4 ± 0.7 years of age) were divided into a moderate (MOD), high intensity (HIT), ...
Astorino Todd A - - 2011
Energy drinks are frequently consumed by athletes prior to competition to improve performance. This study examined the effect of Red Bull™ on repeated sprint performance in women athletes. Fifteen collegiate soccer players participated, with mean age, height, and body mass equal to 19.5 ± 1.1 year, 168.4 ± 5.8 cm, and 63.4 ± 6.1 kg, respectively. After performing a ...
Mediano Mauro Felippe Felix MF Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - - 2011
This study aimed to evaluate the influence of insulin resistance status on weight changes in non-obese women who followed a home-based exercise program and slight caloric restriction over a period of 12 months. Middle-aged (25-45 year), non-obese (body mass index of 23-29.9 kg/m(2)) women were randomly assigned to control (CG) ...
Ero─člu Serpil - - 2011
Patients with normal ejection fraction (EF) by conventional echocardiography may present with symptoms and findings of decreased cardiac functional capacity. We aimed to investigate the association between cardiac functional capacity determined by cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) and parameters of tissue Doppler (TD) imaging in patients with normal EF. In all, ...
Thøgersen-Ntoumani Cecilie - - 2011
Using objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997), this study tested the interaction between self-objectification, appearance evaluation, and self-esteem in predicting body satisfaction and mood states. Participants (N = 93) were physically active female university students. State self-objectification was manipulated by participants wearing tight revealing exercise attire (experimental condition) or baggy ...
Ho Chupo - - 2011
This paper reports on an experimental investigation on the effect of added fullness and ventilation holes in T-shirt design on clothing comfort measured in terms of thermal insulation and moisture vapour resistance. Four T-shirts in four different sizes (S, M, L, XL) were cut under the traditional sizing method while ...
Buist I - - 2011
Background Increased physical activity is often recommended for weight maintenance and loss. Therefore many overweight persons want to take up running as a form of exercise. Although running has positive effects on health and fitness, the incidence of a running related injury (RRI) is high. Objective To examine the risk ...
Sato Kazunari - - 2011
Obese individuals have an increased risk of developing depression. This study aimed to determine whether the "Senobi" breathing exercise (SBE), a stretching-breathing exercise that we have established, could relieve depression, especially in obese women. Forty premenopausal women, aged 40 to 49 years, participated in the present study. Twenty were healthy, ...
Vigário Patrícia Dos Santos Pdos - - 2011
To evaluate the functional and hemodynamic responses during exercise and its recovery in patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism (SCH). A cross-sectional study was carried out with 29 patients on TSH-suppressive therapy with levothyroxine for thyroid carcinoma and 35 euthyroid subjects. All volunteers underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise testing on a treadmill and ...
Kenefick Robert W - - 2011
Insect repellents (e.g. N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide or DEET) applied to the skin can potentially interfere with sweat production and evaporation, thus increasing physiological strain during exercise-heat stress. The purpose was to determine the impact of 33% DEET lotion on sweating responses, whole body thermoregulation and thermal sensation during walking exercise in the ...
Schwellnus M - - 2011
Background Despite the high prevalence of Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC) in endurance athletes, the aetiology and risk factors for this condition are not fully understood. Objective The objective of this prospective cohort study was to identify risk factors associated with EAMC in endurance triathletes. Setting Field study during an ...
Rowland Thomas - - 2011
Thermoregulatory responses to exercise differ in prepubertal athletes compared with their adult counterparts. It is important, therefore, to consider fluid requirements specific to this age group to prevent risks of dehydration and diminished sports performance. Relative to their body size, children demonstrate lower sweat water losses during exercise than adults. ...
Giuli Cinzia - - 2012
This paper analyses variables associated with community-dwelling older people's engagement in physical activity (PA). Data were examined using the results from the European ZINCAGE study on 306 community-dwelling Italians aged 65 years and over. The lifestyle questionnaire was used to evaluate the data. Levels of regular/non-regular PA were based on ...
Goulet Eric D B - - 2011
Objective To use the meta-analytical procedures to determine the magnitude of the effect of exercise-induced dehydration (EID) upon time-trial (TT) exercise performance. Methods Studies were located via database searches and cross-referencing. TT performance outcomes were converted to mean percentage changes in power output. Random-effects model meta-regressions, analogue to the ANOVA ...
García-Martínez Aida M - - 2011
This study was aimed to investigate the effects of an exercise trial on self-esteem, self-concept and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia and to evaluate whether improvements in psychological distress were related to changes in physical functioning. Twenty-eight women with a primary diagnosis of fibromyalgia were randomized to a ...
Chapman Ian M - - 2011
Weight loss is common in older people. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, particularly when unintentional, excessive (>5% body weight), or associated with low body weight (body mass index <22 kg/m(2)). It is often unrecognized, the associated adverse effects not appreciated, and underlying causes not addressed. Intentional weight ...
Hall Eric Edwin - - 2011
This study examined how exposure to media containing different body image content while exercising influenced exercise performance and feelings concerning appearance. 41 females completed two sessions of cycling (30 minutes). During exercise, participants viewed a television show that contained either media-portrayed ideal or neutral female body images. There were no ...
Tumilty Les - - 2011
Increased brain dopamine availability improves prolonged exercise tolerance in the heat. It is unclear whether supplementing the amino-acid precursor of dopamine increases exercise capacity in the heat. Eight healthy male volunteers [mean age 32 ± 11 (SD) years; body mass 75.3 ± 8.1 kg; peak oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) 3.5 ± 0.3 L min(-1)] performed two exercise trials ...
Thornton Laura M LM Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7160, - - 2011
We explore comorbidity of anorexia nervosa (AN) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and their relation with body mass index (BMI) and evaluate the presence of fasting and excessive exercise which both have anxiolytic and weight loss effects. All participants were female: 32 with AN only, 607 with GAD only, 22 ...
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