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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330458/the-effects-of-an-extensive-exercise-programme-on-the-progression-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kate E Devenney, Brian Lawlor, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, Stefan Schneider
BACKGROUND: Exercise interventions to prevent dementia and delay cognitive decline have gained considerable attention in recent years. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that regular physical activity targets brain function by increasing cognitive reserve. There is also evidence of structural changes caused by exercise in preventing or delaying the genesis of neurodegeneration. Although initial studies indicate enhanced cognitive performance in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) following an exercise intervention, little is known about the effect of an extensive, controlled and regular exercise regimen on the neuropathology of patients with MCI...
March 22, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330453/a-systematic-review-of-primary-care-models-for-non-communicable-disease-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Jennifer Kane, Megan Landes, Christopher Carroll, Amy Nolen, Sumeet Sodhi
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases, primarily cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer, are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where communicable disease prevalence still outweighs that of non-communicable disease (NCDs), rates of NCDs are rapidly rising and evidence for primary healthcare approaches for these emerging NCDs is needed. METHODS: A systematic review and evidence synthesis of primary care approaches for chronic disease in SSA...
March 23, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324986/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
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O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324968/improving-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-outcomes-using-model-based-optimization
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Dieter Bender, Ali Jalali, C Nataraj
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) outcomes are far from optimal as practiced today, and prior work has documented that among probable reasons is the fact that the procedure remains to be fully understood. In an attempt to gain a broader understanding of the CPR physiology and the elemental principles underlying the CPR outcomes, this study proposes a novel approach. The analysis is carried out in three major steps. First, an appropriate cardiovascular system model was adopted and simulated using real CPR data as the input...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322645/the-effects-of-a-health-partner-program-on-reducing-cardiovascular-risk-factors
#5
Tingting Liu
Previous lifestyle intervention research targeting prediabetes has primarily focused on weight loss, blood glucose, and lipid abnormalities. Far less is known whether lifestyle interventions lower other biological and physical risk factors for cardiovascular disease in overweight/obese adults with or without prediabetes. The aim of the study was to determine if a health partner program reduced biological and physical cardiovascular risk factors in overweight/obese adults with and without prediabetes at 1 year...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320483/human-and-feline-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-have-comparable-phenotype-immunomodulatory-functions-and-transcriptome
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Kaitlin C Clark, Fernando A Fierro, Emily Mills Ko, Naomi J Walker, Boaz Arzi, Clifford G Tepper, Heather Dahlenburg, Andrew Cicchetto, Amir Kol, Lyndsey Marsh, William J Murphy, Nasim Fazel, Dori L Borjesson
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) are a promising cell therapy to treat inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases. Development of appropriate pre-clinical animal models is critical to determine safety and attain early efficacy data for the most promising therapeutic candidates. Naturally occurring diseases in cats already serve as valuable models to inform human clinical trials in oncologic, cardiovascular, and genetic diseases. The objective of this study was to complete a comprehensive side-by-side comparison of human and feline ASCs, with an emphasis on their immunomodulatory capacity and transcriptome...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319189/lung-function-parameters-improve-prediction-of-vo2peak-in-an-elderly-population-the-generation-100-study
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Erlend Hassel, Dorthe Stensvold, Thomas Halvorsen, Ulrik Wisløff, Arnulf Langhammer, Sigurd Steinshamn
Peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is an indicator of cardiovascular health and a useful tool for risk stratification. Direct measurement of VO2peak is resource-demanding and may be contraindicated. There exist several non-exercise models to estimate VO2peak that utilize easily obtainable health parameters, but none of them includes lung function measures or hemoglobin concentrations. We aimed to test whether addition of these parameters could improve prediction of VO2peak compared to an established model that includes age, waist circumference, self-reported physical activity and resting heart rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314543/effects-of-coping-flexibility-on-cardiovascular-reactivity-to-task-difficulty
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Tsukasa Kato
OBJECTIVE: Coping flexibility refers to an individual's ability to effectively modify his or her coping behavior to better fit the nature of each stressful situation they encounter. More flexible coping is believed to produce more adaptive psychological functioning and physical health. METHODS: We examined the relationship between coping flexibility and cardiovascular reactivity (CVR) to psychological stress. Challenging tasks of two difficulty levels were presented to 24 men and 24 women aged 18 to 24years...
April 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301436/the-effects-of-recovery-duration-during-high-intensity-interval-exercise-on-time-spent-at-high-rates-of-oxygen-consumption-oxygen-kinetics-and-blood-lactate
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Ilias Smilios, Aristides Myrkos, Andreas Zafeiridis, Argyris Toubekis, Apostolos Spassis, Savas P Tokmakidis
The recovery duration and the work to recovery ratio are important aspects to consider when designing a high-intensity aerobic interval exercise (HIIE). This study examined the effects of recovery duration on total exercise time performed above 80, 90 and 95% of maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) and heart rate (HRmax) during a single-bout HIIE. We also evaluated the effects on VO2 and HR kinetics, blood lactate concentration and rating of perceived exertion (RPE). Eleven moderately trained males (22.1±1 yrs...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298537/obesity-mediates-the-association-between-mediterranean-diet-consumption-and-insulin-resistance-and-inflammation-in-us-adults
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Yong-Moon Park, Jiajia Zhang, Susan E Steck, Teresa T Fung, Linda J Hazlett, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Hyun Ko, Anwar T Merchant
Background: The inverse association between Mediterranean diet (Med-diet) consumption and insulin resistance or inflammatory markers is well known. However, the extent to which obesity may act directly on or mediate this association is unclear.Objective: We aimed to investigate whether the associations between Med-diet consumption and markers of insulin resistance and inflammation are mediated by body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference (WC) in a representative US population.Methods: We used cross-sectional data from 4700 adults aged 20-90 y without any previous diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hypertension based on the NHANES III, 1988-1994...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295468/the-protective-effects-of-a-novel-fitness-fatness-index-on-all-cause-mortality-among-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Emily Frith, Paul D Loprinzi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the specific association between a fitness-fatness index (FFI) and all-cause mortality among a national sample of US adults with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, or myocardial infarction. This FFI has recently emerged in the literature as a novel index of health. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that FFI will be inversely associated with mortality risk. METHODS: The FFI was calculated as cardiorespiratory fitness divided by waist-to-height ratio...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293619/the-fitness-of-apps-a-theory-based-examination-of-mobile-fitness-app-usage-over-5-months
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Lynn Katherine Herrmann, Jinsook Kim
BACKGROUND: There are thousands of fitness-related smartphone applications ("apps") available for free and purchase, but there is uncertainty if these apps help individuals achieve and maintain personal fitness. Technology usage attrition is also a concern among research studies on health technologies. METHODS: Usage of three fitness apps was examined over 5 months to assess adherence and effectiveness. Initially, 64 participants downloaded three free apps available on Android and iOS and 47 remained in the study until posttest...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292858/predictive-value-of-age-and-sex-specific-nomograms-of-global-plaque-burden-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-major-cardiac-events
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Christopher Naoum, Daniel S Berman, Amir Ahmadi, Philipp Blanke, Heidi Gransar, Jagat Narula, Leslee J Shaw, Leonard Kritharides, Stephan Achenbach, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Daniele Andreini, Matthew J Budoff, Filippo Cademartiri, Tracy Q Callister, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Benjamin Chow, Ricardo C Cury, Augustin DeLago, Allison Dunning, Gudrun Feuchtner, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Philipp A Kaufmann, Yong-Jin Kim, Erica Maffei, Hugo Marquez, Gianluca Pontone, Gilbert Raff, Ronen Rubinshtein, Todd C Villines, James Min, Jonathon Leipsic
BACKGROUND: Age-adjusted coronary artery disease (CAD) burden identified on coronary computed tomography angiography predicts major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) risk; however, it seldom contributes to clinical decision making because of a lack of nomographic data. We aimed to develop clinically pragmatic age- and sex-specific nomograms of CAD burden using coronary computed tomography angiography and to validate their prognostic use. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients prospectively enrolled in phase I of the CONFIRM registry (Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation for Clinical Outcomes) were included (derivation cohort: n=21,132; 46% female) to develop CAD nomograms based on age-sex percentiles of segment involvement score (SIS) at each year of life (40-79 years)...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292783/is-cardiovascular-fitness-a-risk-factor-for-als
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Martin R Turner
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March 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292782/exploring-the-fitness-hypothesis-in-als-a-population-based-case-control-study-of-parental-cause-of-death-and-lifespan
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Anne E Visser, Meinie Seelen, Alexander Hulsbergen, Joris de Graaf, Anneke J van der Kooi, Joost Raaphorst, Jan H Veldink, Leonard H van den Berg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the theory of premorbid fitness in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), we studied whether a common genetic profile for physical or cardiovascular fitness was manifest in progenitors leading to less cardiovascular death and a longer lifespan in parents of patients with ALS compared with parents of controls. METHODS: Patient and disease characteristics, levels of physical activity, parental cause and age of death were obtained using a structured questionnaire from a population-based, case-control study of ALS in the Netherlands...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292488/psychometric-evaluation-of-a-treatment-acceptance-measure-for-use-in-patients-receiving-treatment-via-subcutaneous-injection
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Sophi Tatlock, Rob Arbuckle, Robert Sanchez, Laura Grant, Irfan Khan, Garen Manvelian, John A Spertus
BACKGROUND: Alirocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor, significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, but requires subcutaneous injections rather than oral pills. To measure patients' acceptance of this treatment modality, a new patient-reported outcome, the Injection-Treatment Acceptance Questionnaire (I-TAQ), was developed. OBJECTIVES: To psychometrically evaluate the I-TAQ with patients at high risk of cardiovascular events receiving alirocumab...
March 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291838/level-and-correlates-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-italian-diabetes-and-exercise-study_2
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Stefano Balducci, Valeria D'Errico, Jonida Haxhi, Massimo Sacchetti, Giorgio Orlando, Patrizia Cardelli, Nicolina Di Biase, Lucilla Bollanti, Francesco Conti, Silvano Zanuso, Antonio Nicolucci, Giuseppe Pugliese
OBJECTIVE: Patients with type 2 diabetes usually show reduced physical activity (PA) and increased sedentary (SED)-time, though to a varying extent, especially for low-intensity PA (LPA), a major determinant of daily energy expenditure that is not accurately captured by questionnaires. This study assessed the level and correlates of PA and SED-time in patients from the Italian Diabetes and Exercise Study_2 (IDES_2). METHODS: Three-hundred physically inactive and sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in the IDES_2 to be randomized to an intervention group, receiving theoretical and practical exercise counseling, and a control group, receiving standard care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291666/risk-and-protective-factors-for-sudden-cardiac-death-during-leisure-activities-in-the-mountains-an-update
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REVIEW
Martin Burtscher
INTRODUCTION: Annually, more than 100 million tourists with widely varying health and fitness status are attracted by the mountainous areas around the world. Whereas mountaineering activities may contribute to the well established beneficial effects of regular exercise, for certain individuals these activities are also associated with a relatively high risk of death. METHODS: This manuscript presents an updated overview of risk and protective factors for sudden cardiac death during leisure activities in the mountains...
February 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290741/associations-of-physical-activity-sedentary-time-and-screen-time-with-cardiovascular-fitness-in-united-states-adolescents-results-from-the-nhanes-national-youth-fitness-survey-nnyfs
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Anna K Porter, Krystin J Matthews, Deborah Salvo, Harold W Kohl
Background Most US adolescents do not meet guidelines of at least 60 daily minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity. Additionally, sedentary behaviors among this age group are of increasing concern. This study examined the association of movement behaviors with cardiovascular fitness among US adolescents. Methods Data from the 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey were used to assess the association of movement behaviors (physical activity, sedentary time, screen time) with cardiovascular fitness among adolescent males and females...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285543/feelings-of-unattractiveness-in-peri-and-postmenopausal-women-are-associated-with-depressed-mood-poor-memory-and-unsatisfactory-sexual-relationships
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M Terauchi, A Hirose, M Akiyoshi, K Kato, N Miyasaka
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, the feeling of unattractiveness in peri- and postmenopausal women. METHODS: The records of 351 women aged 40-76 who enrolled in a health and nutrition education program at a menopause clinic were analyzed in a cross-sectional manner. Perceptions of unattractiveness were estimated according to responses for the item 'feeling less attractive than before' on the Menopausal Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire...
March 11, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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