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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474785/protein-timing-during-the-day-and-its-relevance-for-muscle-strength-and-lean-mass
#1
Samuel L Buckner, Jeremy P Loenneke, Paul D Loprinzi
Protein consumption and its association with changes in body composition, muscle function and different strategies to optimize the muscle protein synthetic response have received considerable attention. However, we are not aware of any epidemiological study examining the time-of-day consumption (afternoon versus evening) of protein on strength and lean mass. The purpose was to examine the associations between afternoon and evening protein consumption, at different protein thresholds (i.e. 15, 20, 25 and 30 g), in relation to leg lean mass and knee extensor strength in men...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471050/high-intensity-interval-training-using-whole-body-exercises-training-recommendations-and-methodological-overview
#2
REVIEW
Alexandre F Machado, Julien S Baker, Aylton J Figueira Junior, Danilo S Bocalini
HIIT whole body (HWB)-based exercise is a new calisthenics exercise programme approach that can be considered an effective and safe method to improve physical fitness and body composition. HWB is a method that can be applied to different populations and ages. The purpose of this study was to describe possible methodologies for performing physical training based on whole-body exercise in healthy subjects. The HWB sessions consist of a repeated stimulus based on high-intensity exercise that also include monitoring time to effort, time to recuperation and session time...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471041/an-investigation-into-the-relationship-between-heart-rate-variability-and-the-ventilatory-threshold-in-healthy-moderately-trained-males
#3
Andrew Grannell, Giuseppe De Vito
BACKGROUND: During incremental exercise, heart rate variability (HRV) has been shown to display distinct stabilization and inflection points, which have been used to indirectly detect the ventilatory threshold (VT). METHODS: Ten moderately trained males (26·5 ± 5·9 years: VO2peak 48·7 ± 4·1 ml min(-1 ) kg(-1) ) performed an incremental test on a cycle ergometer until volitional exhaustion with both R-R intervals and respiratory indices recorded. HRV was quantified using both nonlinear (Poincare plot; short-term variability SD1) and spectral analysis of the R-R intervals (high-frequency component; HFp)...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448687/postexercise-blood-flow-restriction-does-not-enhance-muscle-hypertrophy-induced-by-multiple-set-high-load-resistance-exercise
#4
Haruhiko Madarame, Satoshi Nakada, Takahisa Ohta, Naokata Ishii
To test the applicability of postexercise blood flow restriction (PEBFR) in practical training programmes, we investigated whether PEBFR enhances muscle hypertrophy induced by multiple-set high-load resistance exercise (RE). Seven men completed an eight-week RE programme for knee extensor muscles. Employing a within-subject design, one leg was subjected to RE + PEBFR, whereas contralateral leg to RE only. On each exercise session, participants performed three sets of unilateral knee extension exercise at approximately 70% of their one-repetition maximum for RE leg first, and then performed three sets for RE + PEBFR leg...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444941/automated-ultrasound-edge-tracking-software-comparable-to-established-semi-automated-reference-software-for-carotid-intima-media-thickness-analysis
#5
Ninette Shenouda, Nicole A Proudfoot, Katharine D Currie, Brian W Timmons, Maureen J MacDonald
Many commercial ultrasound systems are now including automated analysis packages for the determination of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT); however, details regarding their algorithms and methodology are not published. Few studies have compared their accuracy and reliability with previously established automated software, and those that have were in asymptomatic adults. Therefore, this study compared cIMT measures from a fully automated ultrasound edge-tracking software (EchoPAC PC, Version 110.0.2; GE Medical Systems, Horten, Norway) to an established semi-automated reference software (Artery Measurement System (AMS) II, Version 1...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444940/h-reflex-and-m-wave-recordings-effect-of-pressure-application-to-the-stimulation-electrode-on-the-assessment-of-evoked-potentials-and-subject-s-discomfort
#6
Thomas Cattagni, Angèle N Merlet, Christophe Cornu, Marc Jubeau
This study aimed to compare the effect of different types of pressure applied to the stimulation electrode on assessing the efficiency of Ia-α-motoneuron transmission of the soleus muscle and the associated discomfort using electrical nerve stimulation. Twelve healthy young adults participated in three experimental sessions (one for each knee angle). The amplitudes of the maximal Hoffmann reflex (Hmax ) and motor potential (Mmax ) were recorded from the soleus muscle at 0°, 30° and 90° knee angles (0° full extension) through three pressure applications to the stimulation electrode: no pressure, pressure with manual application and pressure using adhesive tape...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444936/blood-flow-restriction-attenuates-eccentric-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-without-perceptual-and-cardiovascular-overload
#7
Victor M Curty, Alexandre B Melo, Leonardo C Caldas, Lucas Guimarães-Ferreira, Nuno F de Sousa, Paula F Vassallo, Elisardo C Vasquez, Valério G Barauna
The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute effects of high-intensity eccentric exercise (HI-ECC) combined with blood flow restriction (BFR) on muscle damage markers, and perceptual and cardiovascular responses. Nine healthy men (26 ± 1 years, BMI 24 ± 1 kg m(-) ²) underwent unilateral elbow extension in two conditions: without (HI-ECC) and with BFR (HI-ECC+BFR). The HI-ECC protocol corresponded to three sets of 10 repetitions with 130% of maximal strength (1RM). The ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and pain (RPP) were measured after each set...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444935/hydration-status-influences-the-measurement-of-arterial-stiffness
#8
Aaron R Caldwell, Matthew A Tucker, Jenna Burchfield, Nicole E Moyen, Alf Z Satterfield, Ashley Six, Brendon P McDermott, Sean W Mulvenon, Matthew S Ganio
Consensus guidelines have attempted to standardize the measurement and interpretation of pulse wave velocity (PWV); however, guidelines have not addressed whether hydration status affects PWV. Moreover, multiple studies have utilized heat stress to reduce arterial stiffness which may lead to dehydration. This study utilized two experiments to investigate the effects of dehydration on PWV at rest and during passive heat stress. In experiment 1, subjects (n = 19) completed two trials, one in which they arrived euhydrated and one dehydrated (1·2[1·0]% body mass loss)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444930/does-postexercise-modelled-capillary-blood-flow-accurately-reflect-cardiovascular-effects-by-different-exercise-intensities
#9
F Stöcker, C Von Oldershausen, F K Paternoster, T Schulz, R Oberhoffer
Blood flow (BF) in exercising muscles is an important factor for exercise capacity. Recently, a non-invasive method to estimate capillary BF (Qcap ) was introduced. Using this method, the Fick principle is re-arranged by using relative differences in deoxygenated haemoglobin (ΔHHb) as a surrogate for arteriovenous O2 difference and pulmonary oxygen uptake (VO2 ) instead of muscular oxygen uptake. The aim of this study was to examine (I) the relationship between Qcap and exercise intensity during and following exercise, and (II) to critically reflect the Qcap approach...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444896/agreement-between-finger-plethysmography-and-brachial-oscillometry-derived-blood-pressure-measurements
#10
Philip D Allan, Terrence O'Donnell, Yu-Chieh Tzeng
PURPOSE: Blood pressure (BP) is commonly assessed by brachial oscillometry in clinical practice, whereas in physiological studies, finger plethysmography is often employed. This study assessed the limits of agreement between BP metrics obtained from each device. METHODS: In 96 participants, we simultaneously recorded BP by brachial oscillometry (BP+; Uscom, Sydney, NSW, Australia) and finger plethysmography (Finometer MIDI, MLE1054-V; Finapres Medical Systems B...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419771/aspects-of-carotid-structure-and-function-in-health-and-different-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#11
Anna M Asp, Carin Wallquist, Anette Rickenlund, Britta Hylander, Stefan H Jacobson, Kenneth Caidahl, Maria J Eriksson
INTRODUCTION: Arterial remodelling and stiffening have been demonstrated in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The presence of vascular alterations in earlier-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less studied. We evaluated vascular structure and function in mild-to-moderate CKD (stages 2-3) compared with healthy subjects and advanced CKD (stages 4-5). METHODS: Carotid ultrasound was performed in 103 non-dialysis CKD patients and 54 healthy controls. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and common carotid artery (CCA) diameter were measured...
April 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419687/skeletal-muscle-analyses-agreement-between-non-contrast-and-contrast-ct-scan-measurements-of-skeletal-muscle-area-and-mean-muscle-attenuation
#12
Anne van der Werf, Ingeborg M Dekker, Martijn R Meijerink, Nicolette J Wierdsma, Marian A E de van der Schueren, Jacqueline A E Langius
Low skeletal muscle area (SMA) and muscle radiation attenuation (MRA) have been associated with poor prognosis in various patient populations. Both non-contrast and contrast CT scans are used to determine SMA and MRA. The effect of the use of a contrast agent on SMA and MRA is unknown. Therefore, we investigated agreement between these two scan options. SMA and MRA of 41 healthy individuals were analysed on a paired non-contrast and contrast single CT scan, and agreement between paired scan results was assessed with use of Bland-Altman plots, intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), standard error of measurements (SEM) and smallest detectable differences at a 95% confidence level (SDD95 )...
April 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414877/accelerated-point-of-muscle-deoxygenation-during-the-20-m-shuttle-run-test
#13
Daisuke Kume, Akira Iguchi, Hiroshi Endoh
This study examined whether the point of accelerated deoxygenation of active muscle occurs during the 20-m shuttle run test (20mSRT) and, if so, whether it is associated with exercise performance in the test. Twenty-nine male subjects performed the 20mSRT, and concentration changes in oxyhaemoglobin (ΔOxy-Hb) and deoxyhaemoglobin (ΔDeoxy-Hb) in the m. vastus lateralis were measured using a portable near-infrared spectroscopy device. The difference between the relative concentration changes in ΔOxy-Hb and ΔDeoxy-Hb (Δ[Oxy-Hb - Deoxy-Hb]) was regarded as the muscle oxygenation index...
April 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402088/the-mozart-study-a-relation-between-dynamic-hyperinflation-and-physical-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#14
R W van Leuteren, S Dijkhuis, F H C de Jongh, P D L P M van der Valk, M Tabak, M G J Brusse-Keizer
BACKGROUND: Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience dyspnoea during exercise, resulting in a reduction of physical activity (PA). Dynamic hyperinflation (DH) is seen as a major cause of dyspnoea in COPD. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to investigate the relationship between DH, in terms of the amount of DH and the development and recovery rate of DH in patients with COPD, and PA. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with stable COPD were included from an outpatient clinic (14 GOLD II and 21 GOLD III, median age 65)...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402079/inverse-association-between-size-of-the-lipid-rich-necrotic-core-and-vascularization-in-human-carotid-plaques
#15
Ola Hjelmgren, Lars Johansson, Ulrica Prahl, Caroline Schmidt, Göran M L Bergström
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between the size of the lipid-rich necrotic core measured by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and the level of plaque vascularization measured by contrast-enhanced ultrasound, in human carotid plaques. Further, to compare the size of lipid-rich necrotic core from MRI to plaque echogenicity. METHODS: Thirty-one subjects with carotid plaques underwent standard B-mode ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound and MRI. The lipid-rich necrotic core was quantified using MRI...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402078/total-atherosclerotic-burden-measured-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-is-related-to-five-year-decline-in-cognitive-function
#16
Tomas Hansen, Lena Kilander, Håkan Ahlström, Lars Lind
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore whether total atherosclerotic burden is related to future decline in performance on cognitive tests. METHODS: The total atherosclerotic burden (TAS) was assessed by whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (WBMRA) in 305 subjects at age 70 in the study Prospective Investigation of Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS). The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) and trail making tests (TMT) A and B were evaluated at ages 75 and 80 in 190 of those subjects...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402045/brachial-blood-flow-under-relative-levels-of-blood-flow-restriction-is-decreased-in-a-nonlinear-fashion
#17
J Grant Mouser, Carl J Ade, Christopher D Black, Debra A Bemben, Michael G Bemben
INTRODUCTION: Blood flow restriction (BFR), the application of external pressure to occlude venous return and restrict arterial inflow, has been shown to increase muscular size and strength when combined with low-load resistance exercise. BFR in the research setting uses a wide range of pressures, applying a pressure based upon an individual's systolic pressure or a percentage of occlusion pressure; not a directly determined reduction in blood flow. The relationship between relative pressure and blood flow has not been established...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402044/reported-normal-values-and-weighted-means-for-commonly-used-echocardiography-pulsed-doppler-and-tissue-doppler-measurements
#18
REVIEW
Magnus Dencker, Martin Stagmo
Pulsed Doppler (PW) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) measurements are part of every echocardiography examination for evaluation of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function and filling pressure. The purpose of this study was to summarize published data on normal values for PW and TDI measurements. A PubMed search was performed on the 10th of October 2016 to identify relevant articles. Studies were considered relevant if they included more than 200 healthy individuals. A total of 13 studies were identified. Of these, 13 studies with 7777 subjects reported PW measurement over the mitral valve, six studies with 4082 subjects reported PW measurement in the pulmonary vein and 10 studies with 5988 subjects reported TDI...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402023/heart-rate-recovery-improvement-in-patients-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-exercise-training-%C3%AE-blocker-therapy-or-both
#19
Wladimir M Medeiros, Fabio A de Luca, Alcides R de Figueredo Júnior, Felipe A R Mendes, Carlos Gun
Heart rate recovery (HRR) is a strong mortality predictor. Exercise training (ET) and β-blocker therapy have significant impact on the HRR of patients following myocardial infarction (MI). However, the combination of ET and β-blocker therapy, as well as its effectiveness in patients with a more compromised HRR (≤12 bpm), has been under-studied. Male patients (n = 64) post-MI were divided: Training + β-blocker (n = 19), Training (n = 15), β-blocker (n = 11) and Control (n = 19). Participants performed an ergometric test before and after 3 months of intervention...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402021/validation-of-non-invasive-haemodynamic-methods-in-patients-with-liver-disease-the-finometer-and-the-task-force-monitor
#20
Jane M Brittain, Troels M Busk, Søren Møller
Patients with advanced cirrhosis often present a hyperdynamic circulation characterized by a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), and an increase in heart rate (HR) and cardiac output (CO). Accurate assessment of the altered circulation can be performed invasively; however, due to the disadvantages of this approach, non-invasive methods are warranted. The purpose of this study was to compare continuous non-invasive measurements of haemodynamic variables by the Finometer and the Task Force Monitor with simultaneous invasive measurements...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
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