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Muñoz-Lasa Susana S Universidad Complutense, Dept. de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, Madrid, - - 2011
Exercise therapy is an important part of symptomatic and supportive treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). According to the literature, equine-assisted therapies--such as therapeutic horseback riding (THR) and hippotherapy (HT)--are exercise therapies that can have positive physical effects on coordination, muscle tone, postural alignment, stiffness/flexibility, endurance and strength, correcting ...
Truong Pauline T - - 2011
: To evaluate tolerability and compliance to a walking exercise program and its effect on fatigue during and after radical external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer. : A total of 50 subjects with prostate cancer undergoing EBRT over 6 to 8 weeks were prospectively accrued to an exercise ...
Horner K M - - 2011
The gastrointestinal tract plays an important role in the improved appetite control and weight loss in response to bariatric surgery. Other strategies which similarly alter gastrointestinal responses to food intake could contribute to successful weight management. The aim of this review is to discuss the effects of surgical, pharmacological and ...
McLoughlin Paul - - 2011
EXPRESSION OF CONCERNExperimental Physiology has been informed by Bente Klarlund Pedersen, MD, DMSc, Professor of Integrative Medicine, Director of the Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism, Department of Infectious Diseases and CMRC Rigshospitalet at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark, of concerns about the validity of some ...
Dalleck Lance C - - 2011
We studied patients who were eligible for phase II cardiac rehabilitation. Rehabilitation was delivered either conventionally or by telemedicine using videoconferencing. There were 226 participants: 173 at the conventional site and 53 at the telemedicine site. At baseline, blood pressure, anthropometric measurements, lipid profiles, activity levels, dietary intake and behaviours ...
Vallier J M - - 2011
The aim of this study was to determine whether patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), despite their ventilatory limitation, would develop neuromuscular fatigue of quadriceps muscles following a maximal cycling exercise. Eleven adults with CF (age=26.8±6.9years; forced expiratory volume in 1s=54.1±12.8% predicted) and 11 age-matched healthy subjects performed a maximal incremental ...
Eckhardt Holger - - 2011
Eckhardt, H, Wollny, R, Müller, H, Bärtsch, P, and Friedmann-Bette, B. Enhanced myofiber recruitment during exhaustive squatting performed as whole-body vibration exercise. J Strength Cond Res 25(4): 1120-1125, 2011-The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that myofiber recruitment is enhanced when whole-body vibration (WBV) is added to ...
Whitehurst David G T - - 2011
The delivery of acupuncture alongside mainstream interventions and the cost-effectiveness of "alternative" treatments remain areas of controversy. The aim of this study was to assess the cost-utility of adding acupuncture to a course of advice and exercise delivered by UK National Health Service (NHS) physical therapists to people with osteoarthritis ...
Tomczak Simone E - - 2011
: We asked whether submaximal exercise with chest wall restriction (CWR), as a model of restrictive pulmonary disease, would result in fatigue of the diaphragm in healthy humans. : To address this question, we used cervical magnetic stimulation of the phrenic nerves along with measures of transdiaphragmatic pressure. Seven healthy ...
Hartman Michael J - - 2011
Hartman, MJ, Ryan, ED, Cramer, JT, and Bemben, MG. The effects of fatigue of the plantar flexors on peak torque and voluntary activation in untrained and resistance-trained men. J Strength Cond Res 25(2): 527-532, 2011-The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of fatigue of the plantar flexors ...
Hubble Michael W - - 2011
INTRODUCTION:: Simulation exercises have long been used to teach management skills in business schools. However, this pedagogical approach has not been reported in emergency medical services (EMS) management education. We sought to develop, deploy, and evaluate a computerized simulation exercise for teaching EMS management skills. METHODS:: Using historical data, a ...
Powell J - - 2011
Objectives:  To generate consensus among faculty members regarding follow-up practice for well-defined clinical scenarios using a Delphi exercise and to identify if disseminating the consensus guidelines changed follow-up practice. Study Design:  Generation of consensus using a Delphi exercise and an audit of follow-up practice before and after dissemination of the ...
Döring Andrea - - 2011
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) in young adults. The disease causes a wide range of symptoms depending on the localization and characteristics of the CNS pathology. In addition to drug-based immunomodulatory treatment, both drug-based and non-drug approaches are established ...
de Oliveira Erick Prado - - 2011
Among athletes strenuous exercise, dehydration and gastric emptying (GE) delay are the main causes of gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, whereas gut ischemia is the main cause of their nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and (blood) diarrhea. Additionally any factor that limits sweat evaporation, such as a hot and humid environment and/or body ...
Schommer Kai - - 2011
Gastrointestinal complaints are common among long distance runners. We hypothesised that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is present in long distance runners frequently afflicted with gastrointestinal complaints. Seven long distance runners (5 female, mean age 29.1 years) with gastrointestinal complaints during and immediately after exercise without known gastrointestinal diseases performed ...
Glasgow Russell E - - 2011
Increased access to the Internet and the availability of efficacious eHealth interventions offer great promise for assisting adults with diabetes to change and maintain health behaviors. A key concern is whether levels of engagement in Internet programs are sufficient to promote and sustain behavior change. This paper used automated data ...
Schoffstall James E - - 2010
This study examined the electromyographic (EMG) response of the upper rectus abdominis (URA), lower rectus abdominis (LRA), internal obliques (IOs), external obliques (EOs), and the rectus femoris (RF) during various abdominal exercises (crunch, supine V-up, prone V-up on ball, prone V-up on slide board, prone V-up on TRX, and prone ...
Vucic Steve - - 2011
Recently, 2 physiologically distinct phases of short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) have been identified, a larger phase at interstimulus interval (ISI) 3 ms and a smaller phase at ISI 1 ms. While the former is mediated by synaptic processes, the mechanisms underlying the first phase of SICI remain a matter of ...
Pereira Ligia Maxwell - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the trunk muscles activity of hemiparetic and control subjects during selected therapeutic exercises with surface electromyography (sEMG). The sEMG evaluation included 12 subjects presenting hemiparesis after having suffered a unilateral stroke and 12 apparently healthy subjects. A 16-channel sEMG system was used; ...
Miller Kevin C - - 2010
Dehydration is hypothesized to cause exercise-associated muscle cramps. The theory states that dehydration contracts the interstitial space, thereby increasing the pressure on nerve terminals and cramps ensue. Research supporting this theory is often observational, and fatigue is rarely controlled. Inducing cramps with electrical stimulation minimizes many of the confounding factors ...
Dishman Rod K - - 2010
We previously reported that 6 weeks of exercise training had positive effects on feelings of vigor and fatigue among college students who reported persistent fatigue. Here we examined whether transient mood changes after single sessions of exercise would mimic those chronic effects and whether they would be related to changes ...
Oliver Gretchen D - - 2010
The purpose of the current study was to quantitatively examine the muscle activations of 3 common isometric core exercises (abdominal bridge, single-leg abdominal bridge, and superman) along with a newly introduced isometric exercise (flying squirrel) and determine if muscle activations differed among the exercises. The design was a comparison study. ...
Skurvydas Albertas - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of secondary progressive MS disease on central and peripheral fatigue in women and men during continuous 2-min maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) of the quadriceps muscle. We studied age-matched (40-50-years of age) healthy individuals (men, n=9; women, n=10) and MS patients ...
Matsuura Cristiane - - 2011
The aim of the study was to examine the changes in cerebral and muscle blood volume (Cbv, Mbv) and oxygenation (Cox, Mox) during static and dynamic knee extensions to fatigue in men (N = 10; 29 ± 9 years) and women (N = 14; 27 ± 8 years). After assessment of 1 repetition maximum (1RM) during unilateral knee extensions ...
Piitulainen H - - 2012
Morphological evidence suggests that fast-twitch fibers are prone to disruption of their membrane structures by eccentric exercise. However, it is unclear how this is reflected in the discharge rate and action potential propagation of individual motor units, especially at high contraction levels. High-density surface electromyograms were recorded from biceps brachii ...
Meeusen R - - 2010
Fatigue is a complex phenomenon that can be evoked by peripheral and central factors. Although it is obvious that fatigue has peripheral causes such as glycogen depletion and cardiovascular strain, recent literature also focuses on the central origin of fatigue. It is clear that different brain neurotransmitters--such as serotonin, dopamine ...
Miyamoto Naokazu - - 2011
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of wearing a graduated elastic compression (EC) stocking, with different pressure profiles during a fatiguing calf-raise exercise session, on the torque generating capacity after exercise. Fourteen subjects performed 15 sets of 10 repetitions of calf-raise exercise, wearing one of ...
Fowler D E - - 2010
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of exercise without vibration and exercise with vibration (27 Hz) on the cortical silent period (CSP) and cortical motor threshold (CMT) measured using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). In 22 university athletes, a circular coil attached to a TMS stimulator was ...
Decorte N - - 2012
The kinetics of central and peripheral fatigue development during an intensive constant-load cycling exercise was evaluated to better understand the mechanisms of task failure. Thirteen males cycled to exhaustion at 80% of maximal power output in intermittent bouts of 6 min of exercise with 4-min break between bouts to assess quadriceps ...
Lericollais R - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the evolution of pedaling kinetics and kinematics during a short-term fatigue cycling exercise at two times of day. Twenty active male subjects were asked to perform a 60-s Wingate test against a constant braking resistance during two experimental sessions at 06:00 and ...
Paillard Thierry - - 2010
One session of sustained unilateral voluntary muscular contractions increases central fatigue and induces a cross-over of fatigue of homologous contralateral muscles. It is not known, however, how this cross-transfer affects contralateral unipedal postural control. Moreover, contralateral neurophysiological effects differ between voluntary muscular contractions and electrically stimulated contractions. The aims of ...
Montain Scott J - - 2010
The mechanisms by which dehydration impairs endurance performance remain unresolved but may involve alterations in afferent neural processing. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of hypohydration on somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) at rest and during recovery from fatiguing exercise. Fourteen volunteers (12 men, 2 women) performed ...
Shibuya Kenichi - - 2010
It remains unclear whether activation kinetics in the motor cortex area is affected by training. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of training on the motor cortex activation. To accomplish this, the correlation between maximal voluntary contraction and motor cortex (M1) activity was examined. Differences ...
Hristovski Robert - - 2010
The aim of the present study was to unravel the integration among component processes that jointly lead to a fatigue-induced spontaneous termination point (FISTP), and to pinpoint possible mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. On 5 days during 2 weeks, six participants, who were familiar with the task, performed a quasi-isometric arm-curl ...
Morrison S - - 2010
Physiological tremor is an inherent feature of the motor system that is influenced by intrinsic (neuromuscular) and/or extrinsic (task) factors. Given that tremor must be accounted for during the performance of many fine motor skills; there is a requirement to clarify how different factors interact to influence tremor. This study ...
Hibbs A E - - 2011
Core strengthening and stability exercises are fundamental for any conditioning training program. Although surface electromyography (sEMG) is used to quantify muscle activity there is a lack of research using this method to investigate the core musculature and core stability. Two types of data reduction are commonly used for sEMG; peak ...
Tunay Volga Bayrakc─▒ - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to establish the effects of hospital- and home-based proprioceptive and strengthening exercise programs on proprioception, pain, and functional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Sixty patients with bilateral knee OA were randomly allocated into either a home-based or hospital-based exercise program. Hospital-based exercise group ...
Dodd Marylin J - - 2010
Few studies have evaluated an individualized home-based exercise prescription during and after cancer treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based exercise training intervention, the Pro-self Fatigue Control Program on the management of cancer-related fatigue. Participants (N = 119) were randomized into 1 of ...
Zuniga J M - - 2010
The purposes of this study were twofold: 1) to derive the mechanomyographic mean power frequency fatigue threshold (MMG MPFFT) for submaximal cycle ergometry; and 2) to compare the power outputs associated to the MMG MPFFT to other neuromuscular and gas exchange fatigue thresholds. 9 adults (5 men and 4 women; ...
Singh Navrag B - - 2010
This study investigated the hypothesis that fatiguing exercises led to increased force fluctuations during submaximal isometric knee extensions and to decreased accuracy and steadiness in the time and frequency domains. Sixteen young adults (eight males, eight females) were tested, in a seated posture with 90 degrees knee flexion, to assess ...
Rasmussen P - - 2010
Recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) increases exercise capacity by stimulating erythropoiesis and subsequently enhancing oxygen delivery to the working muscles. In a large dose, EPO crosses the BBB and may reduce central fatigue and improve cognition. In turn, this would augment exercise capacity independent of erythropoiesis. To test this hypothesis, 15 ...
Suárez Andrea - - 2010
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disabling illness of unknown etiology that is characterized by fatigue associated with a reduced ability to work, lasting for more than 6 months, and accompanied by a specific set of symptoms. The diagnosis remains difficult because of the absence of laboratory tests and is, ...
Flinn Nancy A - - 2010
Fatigue affects many persons after cerebrovascular accident, particularly those with mild stroke. A qualitative methodology using focus groups with 19 community-living post-stroke survivors was utilized to explore the occupational impact of fatigue as communicated by the participants. Although self-report of a small sample of the United States' post-stroke population will ...
Louis Julien - - 2010
The influence of vitamin and mineral complex supplementation on muscular activity and cycling efficiency was examined in elderly endurance-trained master athletes during a heavy cycling trial. Master athletes were randomly assigned in a double-blind process to 1 of 2 treatment groups: antioxidant supplementation (n = 8: As group) or placebo ...
Chang Yuanmay - - 2010
Over the past three decades, research has been carried out on the effects of exercise on chronic kidney disease patients for improving their physical potential. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of intradialytic leg ergometry exercise for improving fatigue and daily physical activity levels among chronic ...
Kabitz Hans-Joachim - - 2010
Based on externally paced (repetitive) short-term trials exercise-induced diaphragmatic fatigue has been shown to manifest after rather than during exercise. The current study aimed at investigating diaphragmatic contractility and diaphragmatic fatigue during self-paced long-term exhaustive exercise at maximally tolerated loading by the use of supramaximal twitch transdiaphragmatic pressure (TwPdi). Seven ...
Katz Ben Z - - 2010
Six months after acute infectious mononucleosis (IM), 13% of adolescents meet criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We measured exercise tolerance in adolescents with CFS and control subjects 6 months after IM. Twenty-one adolescents with CFS 6 months after IM and 21 recovered control subjects performed a maximal incremental exercise ...
Skurvydas Albertas - - 2010
Healthy untrained men (N = 11) were asked to perform 10 series of 12 repetitions of knee eccentric extension (EE) at 160 degrees per second. Quadriceps muscle torques evoked by electrical stimulation at 20 Hz (P20) and 100 Hz (P100), maximal voluntary isometric contraction torque (MVC), maximal isokinetic concentric torque ...
Skurvydas A - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of high-intensity plyometric training (PT) on central and peripheral fatigue during exercise performed at maximal intensity in prepubertal boys. The boys (n=13, age 10.3+/-0.3 years) performed continuous 2-min maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) before and after 16 high-intensity PT sessions (two ...
Paillard Thierry - - 2010
Muscle fatigue affects muscle strength and postural control. However, it is not known whether impaired postural control after fatiguing muscular exercise depends on the nature of the muscle contraction. To answer this question, the present study analyzes changes in postural control after two fatiguing exercises of equal duration and intensity ...
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