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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636515/a-brief-period-of-intensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-improves-global-longitudinal-strain-and-diastolic-function-after-a-first-uncomplicated-myocardial-infarction
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Gabriella Malfatto, Miriam Revera, Giovanna Branzi, Francesca Ciambellotti, Alessia Giglio, Simonetta Blengino, Matteo Oldani, Camilla Facchini, Gianfranco Parati, Mario Facchini
Objectives In patients with abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac rehabilitation with physical training prevents cardiac remodelling. To define the role of rehabilitation in the recovery of ventricular function in less severe cases, we studied its effects on more refined indexes of left ventricular function in uncomplicated, low-risk patients. Methods and results Fifty-five patients underwent percutaneous coronary revascularization after uncomplicated first AMI...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635190/characteristics-of-structured-physical-training-currently-provided-in-cardiac-patients-insights-from-the-exercise-training-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-etcr-italian-survey
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Marco Ambrosetti, Patrick Doherty, Pompilio Faggiano, Ugo Corrà, Carlo Vigorito, Dominique Hansen, Patrizio Sarto, Ana Abreu, Roberto F E Pedretti
BACKGROUND:   Uncertainty exists about current delivery levels of exercise training (ET) during Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) programmes. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate ET modalities in the real world of CR facilities in Italy. METHODS: This was an observational survey of aggregate data, collected from CR facilities on a voluntary basis. Snapshots of a single working day at a local site were made, in terms of characteristics of patients and ET programmes delivered...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629338/a-phase-2-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-a-supervised-exercise-program-on-cardiotoxicity-at-3%C3%A2-months-in-patients-with-her2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-undergoing-adjuvant-treatment-by-trastuzumab-design-of-the-cardapac-study
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Quentin Jacquinot, Nathalie Meneveau, Marion Chatot, Franck Bonnetain, Bruno Degano, Malika Bouhaddi, Gilles Dumoulin, Dewi Vernerey, Xavier Pivot, Fabienne Mougin
BACKGROUND: The overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) in breast cancer is a poor prognosis. Trastuzumab improves overall survival but is associated with cardiotoxicity, especially a decline in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). In addition, chemotherapy and radiotherapy increase fatigue and pain, decrease physical capacity and health-related quality of life. To date, no study has evaluated the benefits of physical activity on the side effects of treatment in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617184/patient-perceptions-of-experience-with-cardiac-rehabilitation-after-isolated-heart-valve-surgery
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Tina B Hansen, Selina K Berg, Kirstine L Sibilitz, Ann D Zwisler, Tone M Norekvål, Anne Lee, Niels Buus
BACKGROUND: Little evidence exists on whether cardiac rehabilitation is effective for patients after heart valve surgery. Yet, accepted recommendations for patients with ischaemic heart disease continue to support it. To date, no studies have determined what heart valve surgery patients prefer in a cardiac rehabilitation programme, and none have analysed their experiences with it. AIMS: The purpose of this qualitative analysis was to gain insight into patients' experiences in cardiac rehabilitation, the CopenHeartVR trial...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615997/serum-concentration-of-several-trace-metals-and-physical-training
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Marcos Maynar, Francisco Llerena, Francisco J Grijota, Javier Alves, María C Robles, Ignacio Bartolomé, Diego Muñoz
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to observe the concentrations of trace metals boron, lithium, rubidium, antimony, tin and strontium in the serum of athletes from different modalities and sedentary subjects and the possible influence that different energy sports training modalities can have on their concentration. METHODS: Eighty professional athletes and 31 sedentary males participated in the present survey. All of them were living in Cáceres (Spain). Serum boron, lithium, rubidium, antimony, tin and strontium analysis was performed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607322/assessment-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-muscle-tendon-unit-by-supersonic-shear-wave-imaging-elastography-a-review
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Kelly Mônica Marinho E Lima, José Francisco Silva Costa Júnior, Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira, Liliam Fernandes de Oliveira
This review aimed to describe the state of the art in muscle-tendon unit (MTU) assessment by supersonic shear wave imaging (SSI) elastography in states of muscle contraction and stretching, during aging, and in response to injury and therapeutic interventions. A consensus exists that MTU elasticity increases during passive stretching or contraction, and decreases after static stretching, electrostimulation, massage, and dry needling. There is currently no agreement regarding changes in the MTU due to aging and injury...
April 15, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606179/modifying-upper-limb-inter-joint-coordination-in-healthy-subjects-by-training-with-a-robotic-exoskeleton
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Tommaso Proietti, Emmanuel Guigon, Agnès Roby-Brami, Nathanaël Jarrassé
BACKGROUND: The possibility to modify the usually pathological patterns of coordination of the upper-limb in stroke survivors remains a central issue and an open question for neurorehabilitation. Despite robot-led physical training could potentially improve the motor recovery of hemiparetic patients, most of the state-of-the-art studies addressing motor control learning, with artificial virtual force fields, only focused on the end-effector kinematic adaptation, by using planar devices...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603380/improved-functional-independence-measure-facilitates-return-to-home-after-paralyzed-upper-limb-training-a-case-report
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Kuniaki Nagai, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
[Purpose] We report a case in which rehabilitation that targeted the paralyzed side's upper limb in a hemiplegic stroke patient remarkably accelerated the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living, improved her Functional Independence Measure score, and facilitated the patient's return to home. [Subject and Methods] We provided rehabilitation training to a female patient who experienced a cerebral infarction at a nursing home for the elderly and was admitted to the Kaifukuki recovery phase rehabilitation ward in order to improve her activities of daily living and return home...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599045/stress-fractures-etiology-epidemiology-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
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Joseph J Knapik, Katy Reynolds, Kyle L Hoedebecke
Stress fractures are part of a continuum of changes in healthy bones in response to repeated mechanical deformation from physical activity. If the activity produces excessive repetitive stress, osteoclastic processes in the bone may proceed at a faster pace than osteoblastic processes, thus weakening the bone and augmenting susceptibility to stress fractures. Overall stress fracture incidence is about three cases per 1,000 in active duty Servicemembers, but it is much higher among Army basic trainees: 19 per 1,000 for men and 80 per 1,000 for women...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597708/balance-and-walking-performance-are-improved-after-resistance-and-aerobic-training-in-persons-with-chronic-stroke
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Caroline Lund, Ulrik Dalgas, Therese Koops Grønborg, Henning Andersen, Kåre Severinsen, Morten Riemenschneider, Kristian Overgaard
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of different types of physical training on balance performance and whether improved balance correlates with improved walking performance. METHODS: Forty eight participants with chronic stroke were randomly assigned to aerobic training on cycle ergometer (AT-group), resistance training of the lower extremities (RT-group), or sham training of upper extremities (ST-group). Participants exercised 3 d/week for 12 weeks. Balance (Berg Balance Scale), peak oxygen uptake rate, isometric knee extensor strength, maximal gait speed, and 6 minute walk test were measured at baseline and after 12 weeks...
June 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594793/-efficacy-of-walking-training-in-patients-with-obliterating-atherosclerosis-of-lower-limb-arteries
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V M Koshkin, O D Nastavsheva, P B Kalashov
The authors assessed efficacy of treating patients with atherosclerosis obliterans of lower-limb arteries using the method of walking training. Our prospective study included a total of 84 patients suffering from intermittent claudication. They were divided in two groups. The Study Group (Group I) comprised 64 patients undergoing comprehensive treatment including walking training (WT) and the Control Group (Group II) consisted of 20 patients treated without a physical training programme. The patients were followed up monthly during three months, with registration of the pain-free walking distance (PFWD), maximum walking distance (MWD), and the ankle-brachial index (ABI)...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579942/voluntary-exercise-promotes-glymphatic-clearance-of-amyloid-beta-and-reduces-the-activation-of-astrocytes-and-microglia-in-aged-mice
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Xiao-Fei He, Dong-Xu Liu, Qun Zhang, Feng-Ying Liang, Guang-Yan Dai, Jin-Sheng Zeng, Zhong Pei, Guang-Qing Xu, Yue Lan
Age is characterized by chronic inflammation, leading to synaptic dysfunction and dementia because the clearance of protein waste is reduced. The clearance of proteins depends partly on the permeation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) or on the exchange of water and soluble contents between the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and the interstitial fluid (ISF). A wealth of evidence indicates that physical exercise improves memory and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases during aging, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the influence of physical training on glymphatic clearance, BBB permeability and neuroinflammation remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579362/changes-in-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-outcome-measures-in-response-to-upper-limb-physical-training-in-stroke-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Louis-David Beaulieu, Marie-Hélène Milot
BACKGROUND: Physical training is known to be an effective intervention to improve sensorimotor impairments after stroke. However, the link between brain plastic changes, assessed by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and sensorimotor recovery in response to physical training is still misunderstood. We systematically reviewed reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving the use of TMS over the primary motor cortex (M1) to probe brain plasticity after upper-limb physical training interventions in people with stroke...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575558/-model-ontogenetic-variability-functional-state-of-the-organism-in-different-modes-of-motor-activity
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V V Myakotnyh, L S Khodasevich
The analysis of the study results of remote training effect of physical training and sports in the age range including the later periods of human ontogenesis, from the point of oxidative stress theory. To study the characteristics of developmental variability of the functional state of the organism, a comparative study of the functional state of the body at different modes of physical activity in different age stages of development was carried out: from sports veterans, remain actively locomotor activity after the termination of sports career; former athletes, leading a sedentary lifestyle; persons engaged in improving the forms of physical exercise; as well as persons who had not engaged in regular physical activity...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573134/high-fat-and-fat-enriched-diets-impair-the-benefits-of-moderate-physical-training-in-the-aorta-and-the-heart-in-rats
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Cleverson Rodrigues Fernandes, Vinicius Kannen, Karina Magalhães Mata, Fernando Tadeu Frajacomo, Alceu Afonso Jordão Junior, Bianca Gasparotto, Juliana Yumi Sakita, Jorge Elias Junior, Daphne Santoro Leonardi, Fernando Marum Mauad, Simone Gusmão Ramos, Sergio Akira Uyemura, Sergio Britto Garcia
AIM: Millions of people die each year due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). A Western lifestyle not only fuses a significant intake of fat with physical inactivity and obesity but also promotes CVD. Recent evidence suggests that dietary fat intake impairs the benefits of physical training. We investigated whether aerobic training could reverse the adverse effects of a high-fat diet (HFD) on the aorta. Then, we explored whether this type of exercise could reverse the damage to the heart that is imposed by fat-enriched diet (FED)...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570909/raman-spectral-characteristics-of-neck-and-head-of-femur-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-gene-knockout-mice-submitted-to-treadmill-aerobic-training
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Gabriela Loiola Camargo, Renato Aparecido de Souza, Dênis Bueno da Silva, José Antônio Dias Garcia, Landulfo Silveira
Hypercholesterolemia is associated with deterioration of bone tissue. Trough Raman spectroscopy, the present study aimed to assess the molecular changes in terms of mineral and organic bone-tissue remodeling in low-density lipoprotein receptor gene knockout mice (LDLr-/-) submitted to treadmill aerobic training. In order to evaluate alterations in trabecular bone and cartilage surface, neck and head femoral were assessed into four groups: (CON, n=7), the 1) animals did not perform any physical activity and had hypercholesterolemia (CON, n=7); The trained groups where animals underwent a protocols of low, moderate and high training for 8weeks and 4 times per week on a treadmill with progressive intensities: running speed (8-13m/min) and time of exercise (20-60min)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555454/-cognitive-training-combined-with-aerobic-exercises-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-pilot-study
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R M Jimenez-Morales, L F Herrera-Jimenez, Y Macias-Delgado, Y T Perez-Medinilla, S M Diaz-Diaz, C Forn
INTRODUCTION: The scientific evidences associated to the effectiveness of different techniques of cognitive rehabilitation are still contradictory. AIM: To compare a program of combined training (physical and cognitive) in front of a program of physical training and to observe their effectiveness about the optimization of the cognitive functions in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: It was carried out an experimental study in 32 patients with MS...
June 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537848/influence-of-endurance-training-on-skeletal-muscle-mitophagy-regulatory-proteins-in-type-2-diabetic-men
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Christian Brinkmann, Axel Przyklenk, Alexander Metten, Thorsten Schiffer, Wilhelm Bloch, Klara Brixius, Sebastian Gehlert
BACKGROUND: Mitophagy is a form of autophagy for the elimination of mitochondria. Mitochondrial content and function are reduced in the skeletal muscle of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Physical training has been shown to restore mitochondrial capacity in T2DM patients, but the role of mitophagy has not been examined in this context. This study analyzes the impact of a 3-month endurance training on important skeletal muscle mitophagy regulatory proteins and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) complexes in T2DM patients...
May 24, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535847/perceptions-of-pain-injury-and-transition-retirement-the-experiences-of-professional-dancers
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Carly Harrison, Mandy Ruddock-Hudson
Dancers are often referred to as "athletes of the arts," and like other athletes they undergo years of hard physical training in pursuit of excellence. Previous research has indicated that dancers develop high pain thresholds and push past their pain barriers. This has potential implications for their health and wellbeing in both their professional careers and life after dance. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of injury, pain, and retirement among professional dancers...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507196/health-benefits-of-exercise
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Gregory N Ruegsegger, Frank W Booth
Overwhelming evidence exists that lifelong exercise is associated with a longer health span, delaying the onset of 40 chronic conditions/diseases. What is beginning to be learned is the molecular mechanisms by which exercise sustains and improves quality of life. The current review begins with two short considerations. The first short presentation concerns the effects of endurance exercise training on cardiovascular fitness, and how it relates to improved health outcomes. The second short section contemplates emerging molecular connections from endurance training to mental health...
May 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
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