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Rossi Andrea - - 2007
Left atrial volume (LAV) is a powerful predictor of outcome in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) independently of symptomatic status, age and left ventricular (LV) function. It is unknown whether LAV provides independent and incremental information compared with exercise tolerance parameters. 273 patients with CHF (mean (SD) 62 (9) ...
Fu Shi-Jian - - 2007
The impact of feeding (fed to satiation, 13.85% body mass) on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC, chasing for 2.5 min) was investigated in juvenile southern catfish (Silurus meridionalis Chen) (38.62-57.55 g) at 25. Cutlets of freshly killed loach species without viscera, head and tail were used as the test meal, ...
Chin Takaaki - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the physical fitness and prosthetic ambulation ability of high-level (hip disarticulation, transfemoral) lower-limb amputees aged 60 and above, and to investigate the level of fitness required for successful prosthetic ambulation. DESIGN: The test subjects were 49 amputees aged 60 and above. Subjects were permitted to use any ...
Jones Lee W - - 2007
PURPOSE: The use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is increasing in many areas of disease management, the clinical utility of this procedure in patients with advanced cancer remains to be determined. Accordingly, we conducted a pilot study to comprehensively evaluate the safety and feasibility of CPET in 85 patients diagnosed ...
Macias B R - - 2007
Lower body negative pressure (LBNP) treadmill exercise can generate a hypergravity load on the lower body that may improve athlete performance by mechanical and cardiovascular adaptations. This study compared the cardiovascular responses, subjective exertion and discomfort levels produced by LBNP exercise with those generated by a weighted vest (WV). We ...
Ziegeler Stephan - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Impedance Cardiography (ICG) has been shown to be a feasible and accurate method for non-invasive measurement of cardiac index (CI). Aim of this investigation was the correlation of hemodynamic variables under exercise as measured by a specific ICG-monitor (Solar IKG-Modul, Version 3.0, GE-Healthcare, Freiburg, Germany) with metabolic variables. METHODS: ...
Salukhe T V - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy improves peak oxygen uptake (peak VO(2)) 3-9 months after device implantation. In chronic heart failure, total isovolumic time (t-IVT) is a major determinant of peak VO(2) and of cardiac output at peak dobutamine stress. In selected patients, resynchronisation can instantaneously shorten t-IVT. We sought to determine ...
Reinsma G D - - 2006
BACKGROUND: After lung transplantation (LTx) exercise capacity frequently remains limited, despite significantly improved pulmonary function. The aim of this study was to evaluate maximal exercise capacity and peripheral muscle force before and 1 year after LTx, and to determine whether peripheral muscle force and lactate threshold (LT) limit exercise capacity ...
Gosztyla Amy E - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal 1.63-km (1-mile) pacing strategy for 5-km running performance in moderately trained women distance runners. Eleven women distance runners (20.7 +/- 0.8 years, 163.8 +/- 2.0 cm, 57.0 +/- 2.2 kg, 51.7 +/- 1.0 ml.kg(-1).min(-1), 18.9 +/- 0.8% fat, 78.1 +/- ...
Saunders Philo U - - 2006
Fifteen highly trained distance runners VO(2)max 71.1 +/- 6.0 ml.min(-1).kg(-1), mean +/- SD) were randomly assigned to a plyometric training (PLY; n = 7) or control (CON; n = 8) group. In addition to their normal training, the PLY group undertook 3 x 30 minutes PLY sessions per week for ...
Bard Robert L - - 2006
PURPOSE: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a common prognostic tool in heart failure, yet it is not standardized. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a means of standardizing oxygen consumption (VO(2)) measurement and to evaluate the ability to predict peak VO(2) from submaximal exercise. METHODS: Fifty consecutive exercise tests ...
Koike Akira - - 2006
Central sleep apnea (CSA) is thought to arise as a consequence of chronic heart failure. We have attempted to determine the relationship between the severity of CSA and the respiratory gas indexes during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX), indexes well-known to reflect the severity of heart failure. Twenty consecutive cardiac patients ...
Glaister Mark - - 2006
The aims of this study were to examine (a) the relationship between maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2)max) and several performance indices of multiple sprint cycling; (b) the relationship between maximal accumulated oxygen deficit (MAOD) and those same performance indices; and (c) the influence of recovery duration on the magnitude of those ...
Jemni Monèm - - 2006
Aerobic and anaerobic performance of the upper body (UB) and lower body (LB) were assessed by arm cranking and treadmill tests respectively in a comparison of national (N) and international (I) male gymnasts. Force velocity and Wingate tests were performed using cycle ergometers for both arms and legs. In spite ...
Grassi B - - 2006
VO(2) kinetics and O(2) deficit are important determinants of exercise tolerance. In "normal" conditions convective and diffusive O(2) delivery to skeletal muscle fibers do not represent important determinants of VO(2) kinetics, whose limiting factors seem mainly located within muscle fibers. Whereas a limiting role by PDH has not been confirmed, ...
Gonzales Joaquin U - - 2008
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that prior heavy exercise results in a higher oxygen cost during a subsequent bout of moderate exercise due to changes in muscle activity. Eight male subjects (25+/-2 yr, +/-SE) performed moderate-moderate and moderate-heavy-moderate transitions in work rate (cycling intensity, moderate=90% ...
Ansley L - - 2007
The role of the perception of breathing effort in the regulation of performance of maximal exercise remains unclear. To determine whether the perceived effort of ventilation is altered through substituting a less dense gas for normal ambient air and whether this substitution affects performance of maximal incremental exercise in trained ...
Holmberg H-C - - 2007
Arterial desaturation during exercise is common in endurance-trained athletes, a phenomenon often more pronounced when the muscle mass engaged in the exercise is large. With this background, the present study monitored seven international-level cross country skiers performing on a treadmill while running (RUN), double poling (DP; upper body exercise) and ...
Bloomer R J - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of aerobic exercise duration on plasma protein carbonyl concentrations, a marker of protein oxidation, in aerobically trained men and women. Eight men (age: 27 +/- 4 years, VO (2peak): 4.09 +/- 0.26 L x min (-1); mean +/- SD) and ...
Mollard P - - 2007
We aimed to evaluate 1) the altitude where maximal heart rate (HR (max)) decreases significantly in both trained and untrained subjects in moderate acute hypoxia, and 2) if the HR (max) decrease could partly explain the drop of V.O (2max). Seventeen healthy males, nine trained endurance athletes (TS) and eight ...
Armstrong Kirsten - - 2006
The mechanisms of reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CF) in renal transplant recipients (RTR) have not been studied closely. This study evaluated the relationships between CF and specific cardiovascular risk factors (metabolic syndrome [MS], physical inactivity, myocardial ischemia, and atherosclerotic burden) in glucose-intolerant RTR. Data were recorded on 71 glucose-intolerant RTR (mean ...
Habedank Dirk - - 2007
Peak oxygen uptake adjusted to body weight (peak VO(2)) and ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO(2)-slope) are important prognostic parameters in chronic heart failure. Our study prospectively examined changes in these parameters over 24 months following heart transplantation (HTx) and evaluated the potentially confounding effects of weight gain. One hundred patients with chronic ...
Ladha Aliya B - - 2006
This nonrandomized controlled trial was designed to investigate the effects of acute exercise on neutrophil count and function in children and adolescents receiving maintenance treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) compared to matched controls. Participants (n = 10; 4 ALL patients and 6 healthy matched controls) were males between the ...
Chen Chung-Chiang - - 2007
Free access to a common pool of resource in a country may lead to over-exploitation and sacrifice future opportunities of harvesting. As such, the protection of a common fishery resource is worth investigating. In this paper we develop a two-period model and a multi-period model to analyze the optimal inter-temporal ...
Rodrigues Anabel N - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The identification of populational levels of maximum oxygen uptake (VO(2max)) is an aid to studies that propose to relate physical fitness to cardiovascular risk, and also for prescribing exercise and analyzing the effects of training. To date, there is no information with which this parameter can be classified in ...
Manisty Charlotte H - - 2006
Observational data suggest that periodic breathing is more common in subjects with low F(ETCO(2)), high apnoeic thresholds or high chemoreflex sensitivity. It is, however, difficult to determine the individual effect of each variable because they are intrinsically related. To distinguish the effect of isolated changes in chemoreflex sensitivity, mean F(ETCO(2)) ...
Péronnet François - - 2007
To test the hypothesis that the decrease in plasma pH contributes to the hyperventilation observed in humans in response to exercise at high workloads, five healthy male subjects performed a ramp exercise [maximal workload: 352 W (SD 35)] in a control situation and when arterialized plasma pH was maintained at ...
Hansen Ernst A - - 2006
It was tested whether cyclists perform better during all-out cycling following prolonged cycling at the pedal rate resulting in minimum oxygen uptake (VO(2)), i.e. the energetically optimal pedal rate (OPR) rather than at the freely chosen pedal rate (FCPR). Nine trained cyclists cycled at 180 W to determine individual OPR ...
Friedlander Anne L - - 2007
To evaluate the contribution of working muscle to whole body lipid oxidation, we examined the effects of exercise intensity and endurance training (9 wk, 5 days/wk, 1 h, 75% Vo(2 peak)) on whole body and leg free fatty acid (FFA) kinetics in eight male subjects (26 +/- 1 yr, means ...
Tang Ada - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To establish the feasibility and reliability of graded maximal exercise testing, suitability of standard indexes of maximum oxygen consumption (Vo(2)max), and evidence of trial-to-trial practice effects in subacute stroke. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of 35 participants (mean age, 65.7+/-2.6 y; mean days poststroke, ...
Krasnoff J B - - 2006
We report results of a randomized clinical trial of a combined intervention of exercise and dietary counseling (ExD) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Of the 151 patients randomized into ExD or usual care (UC), 119 completed testing 2, 6 and 12 months post-OLT. Testing included assessment of exercise capacity (VO(2peak)), ...
Legrand R - - 2007
This work aimed to investigate accessory respiratory muscle oxygenation (RMO(2)) during exercise, using near-infrared spectroscopy, and to study relationships between RMO(2) kinetics and breathing parameters. Nineteen young males (19.3 +/- 1.5 years) performed a maximal incremental test on a cycle ergometer. Changes in breathing pattern were characterized by accelerated rise ...
Hosono Ako - - 2007
To study the immunoexpression of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) 2 in osteoblastomas (OBs) and osteosarcomas (OSs), and to assess the utility of immunohistochemical analysis for COX 2 in the differential diagnosis of the two tumour forms. The immunohistochemical features of COX 2 were studied in 11 OBs and 30 OSs, including 26 ...
Valent L J M - - 2007
Descriptive study. To examine the individual heart rate-oxygen uptake (HR-VO(2)) relationship during exercise in persons with tetraplegia (TP). Rehabilitation Centre Heliomare, Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. The HR-VO(2) relationship was determined in untrained subjects with motor complete TP (C5 or C6, n=10 and C7 or C8, n=10) during a discontinuous ...
Zhang Wei - - 2006
AIMS: Nateglinide is a meglitinide analogue with antidiabetic action. A recent study showed that SLCO1B1 (which codes the OATP1B1 gene, also known as OATP-C, OATP2) is a major determinant which markedly affects the pharmacokinetics of repaglinide. Our objective was to assess the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of SLCO1B1 ...
Castagna Carlo - - 2007
The aims of this study were to examine the cardiovascular response to recreational 5-a-side indoor-soccer (5v5) matches (5v5 study, 5v5S, n=15) and to assess the validity of using heart rate (HR) to estimate oxygen uptake (VO(2)) demands during actual game-play (validity study, VS, n=16) in young subjects (age 16.8+/-1.5 years). ...
Eston Roger G - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to assess the validity of predicting maximal oxygen uptake [V(.-)((O)(2)(max))] from sub-maximal V(.-)((O)(2)) values elicited during perceptually regulated exercise tests of 2- and 4-min duration. Nineteen physically active men and women (age range 19-23 years) volunteered to participate in two graded exercise tests to ...
Orio Francesco F - - 2006
CONTEXT: Insulin resistance is a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and it is related to mitochondrial function, particularly with maximal oxygen consumption (VO(2max)). At the moment, no evaluation of cardiopulmonary functional capacity in young patients with PCOS has been performed. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess cardiopulmonary functional capacity ...
Parenteau Chantal - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the occupant and dummy kinematics in a low-speed lateral environment with and without shoulder belt slack. METHODS: A buck of a small European car was mounted on a side impact sled. The parameters evaluated were pulses, sitting location, and belt slack. ...
Jae Sae Young - - 2006
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. We analyzed the effects of lifestyle modifications including exercise training on hs-CRP in 47 overweight and obese adults. Subjects were divided into a lifestyle modification group (n=23) (exercise and ...
Migita T - - 2006
AIM: We hypothesized that an extremely high pedal rate would induce much more type II muscle fibers recruitment even at an early phase of the same absolute work rate compared with normal pedal rates, and would result in changed amplitude of the pulmonary oxygen uptake slow component (VO(2)SC) during heavy ...
Maldonado-Martín Sara - - 2006
To evaluate the relationship between a 6-min walk test (6-MWT) to peak oxygen consumption (VO(2 peak)) and ventilatory threshold (VT) in older heart failure (HF) patients, to validate the equation by Cahalin et al., and to develop a new equation to improve the prediction of VO(2 peak) from 6-MWT. Older ...
McConnell T R - - 2006
AIM: Stroke volume (SV) is the major cardiovascular discriminator between those that are exercise trained versus untrained individuals and healthy individuals versus those with pathologic left ventricular dysfunction. Furthermore, since the increase in oxygen pulse (O(2)P) (O(2)P=VO(2)/HR?oxygen uptake/heart rate) that occurs with exercise is a function of SV and the ...
Smith Paul M - - 2006
The principal aim of this study was to examine the influence of variations in crank rate on the slow component of the pulmonary oxygen uptake ((.)VO(2)) response to heavy-intensity arm-crank ergometry (ACE). We hypothesized that, for the same external work rate, a higher crank rate would elicit a greater amplitude ...
Allen Jason D - - 2006
Nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability is important in vascular health, but unsuitable as a clinical measure due to biological oxidation. Total nitrogen oxides (NO(x)) are stable but background nitrate levels make it difficult to detect disease-based variation. We investigated the clinical discriminatory value of NO(x) as it relates to exercise capability ...
Guazzi Marco - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) clearly holds prognostic value in the heart failure (HF) population. Studies investigating the prognostic value of CPX in individuals with HF have consistently examined predominantly male groups. The purpose of the present study was to examine the prognostic value of CPX in a female HF ...
Pintar Jennifer A - - 2006
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the individual and combined effects of aerobic fitness and body weight on physiological responses, perceived exertion, and speed variables during self-selected steady-state treadmill (TM) walking in 60 healthy college-age women. METHODS: The women were placed into one of four categories based ...
Ganio Matthew S - - 2006
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: This study investigated whether manipulation of cardiovascular drift (CV drift) by changing exercise duration or by fluid ingestion is associated with altered peak oxygen uptake VO(2peak). METHODS: VO(2peak) was measured in 11 trained men immediately after they cycled at 60% control VO(2max) in 30 degrees C, 40% relative humidity ...
Bell W - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The study examined the degree to which male and female survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) perceive effort at low and moderate intensity exercise in association with related physiological variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 67 children. Thirty-five (14 boys and 21 girls) were long-time survivors of ALL and ...
Lai N N Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 44106-6011, - - 2006
Assessment of the rate of muscle oxygen consumption, UO(2m), in vivo during exercise involving a large muscle mass is critical for investigating mechanisms regulating energy metabolism at exercise onset. While UO(2m) is technically difficult to obtain under these circumstances, pulmonary oxygen uptake, VO(2p), can be readily measured and used as ...
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