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clinical exercise physiology

Ayse Ipek Akyuz Unsal, Yesim Basal, Serap Birincioglu, Tolga Kocaturk, Harun Cakmak, Alparslan Unsal, Gizem Cakiroz, Nüket Eliyatkın, Ozden Yukselen, Buket Demirci
PURPOSE: To investigate the potential effects of chronic exposure to a nasal decongestant and its excipients on ocular tissues using an experimental rat model. METHODS: Sixty adult male Wistar rats were randomized into six groups. The first two groups were control (serum physiologic) and Otrivine® groups. The remaining four groups received the Otrivine excipients xylometazoline, benzalkonium chloride, sorbitol, and ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid. Medications were applied into both nostrils twice a day for 8 weeks...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
Mark Beitel, Lindsay Oberleitner, Dharushana Muthulingam, David Oberleitner, Lynn M Madden, Ruthanne Marcus, Anthony Eller, Madeline H Bono, Declan T Barry
BACKGROUND: Little is known about possible experiences of burnout among drug counselors in opioid treatment programs that are scaling up capacity to address the current opioid treatment gap. METHODS: Participants in this quality improvement study were 31 drug counselors employed by large opioid treatment programs whose treatment capacities were expanding. Experiences of burnout and approaches for managing and/or preventing burnout were examined using individual semi-structured interviews, which were audiotaped, transcribed, and systematically coded by a multidisciplinary team using grounded theory...
March 9, 2018: Substance Abuse
Eoin Donnellan, Dermot Phelan
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Markers of myocardial stress, including troponin, creatine kinase, and brain natriuretic peptide are frequently elevated after endurance athletic pursuits. Here, we summarize the current literature pertaining to the potential mechanism of cardiac enzyme release in athletes and seek to determine the clinical implications of these findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have highlighted the potential adverse cardiac effects of long-term extreme endurance exercise...
March 8, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
Vitor Barreto Paravidino, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Inácio Crochemore M Silva, Andrea Wendt, Fabrício Boscolo Del Vecchio, Fabiana Alves Neves, Bruno de Souza Terra, Erika Alvarenga Corrêa Gomes, Anibal Sanchez Moura, Rosely Sichieri
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise interventions have been extensively advocated for the treatment of obesity; however, clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of exercise interventions on weight control show controversial results. Compensatory mechanisms through a decrease in energy expenditure and/or an increase in caloric consumption is a possible explanation. Several physiological mechanisms involved in the energy balance could explain compensatory mechanisms, but the influences of physical exercise on these adjustments are still unclear...
March 7, 2018: Trials
Laura Cordova-Rivera, Peter G Gibson, Paul A Gardiner, Vanessa M McDonald
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity and high sedentary time are associated with adverse health outcomes in several diseases. However, their impact in asthma is less clear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to synthesise the literature characterising physical activity and sedentary time in adults with asthma, to estimate activity levels using meta-analysis, and to evaluate associations between physical activity and sedentary time and the clinical and physiological characteristics of asthma...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Clinton G Lauritsen, Abigail L Chua, Stephanie J Nahas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Menopause is a life-changing event in numerous ways. Many women with migraine hold hope that the transition to the climacteric state will coincide with a cessation or improvement of migraine. This assumption is based mainly on common lay perceptions as well as assertions from many in the healthcare community. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this is far from the rule. Many women turn to a general practitioner or a headache specialist for prognosis and management. A natural instinct is to manipulate the offending agent, but in some cases, this approach backfires, or the concern for adverse events outweighs the desire for a therapeutic trial, and other strategies must be pursued...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Richard Deji Akiboye, Davendra M Sharma
CONTEXT: Haematuria is a common urological presentation associated with patient anxiety and clinically relevant underlying pathology. However, the prevalence and pathophysiology of haematuria following sporting exercise is less well documented. OBJECTIVES: This review paper seeks to clarify the prevalence of microscopic and macroscopic haematuria in association with sporting exercise reported in the literature, and the pathophysiology behind it. We review the relation of haematuria to injury to the urinary tract in sport, as well as the incidence of underlying disease, urological and incidental, following investigation for exercise-induced haematuria...
February 27, 2018: European Urology Focus
Stacey J Butler, Annemarie L Lee, Roger S Goldstein, Dina Brooks
PURPOSE: Exercise is an effective treatment for reducing symptom severity and improving quality of life for patients with chronic respiratory diseases. Active video games offer a new and enjoyable way to exercise and have gained popularity in a rehabilitation setting. However, it is unclear whether they achieve comparable physiological and clinical effects as traditional exercise training. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed to identify studies that included an active video game component as a form of exercise training and a comparator group in chronic respiratory disease...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Gherardo Finocchiaro, Harshil Dhutia, Andrew D'Silva, Aneil Malhotra, Nabeel Sheikh, Rajay Narain, Bode Ensam, Stathis Papatheodorou, Maite Tome, Rajan Sharma, Michael Papadakis, Sanjay Sharma
BACKGROUND: The association between athletic participation and alteration in diastolic function is not well established. The aims of this study were to determine the spectrum of Doppler parameters of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in a large cohort of healthy athletes and to quantify the overlap between physiologic LV hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of indices of LV diastolic function was performed in 1,510 healthy athletes (mean age, 22 ± 5 years; range, 13-33 years; 72% men)...
February 23, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Michael V Di Maria, Lindsey Silverman, Adel K Younoszai, Mariana L Meyers, Kelley E Capocelli, Michael R Narkewicz
BACKGROUND: The current management paradigm for children with single ventricle heart disease involves a series of palliative surgeries, culminating in the Fontan operation. This physiology results in a high central venous pressure, and in the setting of single ventricle heart disease, results in hepatic injury and fibrosis over time. Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is universally present in this cohort, and the current gold standard for diagnosis remains biopsy. Noninvasive assessments of liver fibrosis, such as ultrasound with elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), has been utilized in this cohort...
February 23, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Hamish McGorm, Llion A Roberts, Jeff S Coombes, Jonathan M Peake
Historically, heat has been used in various clinical and sports rehabilitation settings to treat soft tissue injuries. More recently, interest has emerged in using heat to pre-condition muscle against injury. The aim of this narrative review was to collate information on different types of heat therapy, explain the physiological rationale for heat therapy, and to summarise and evaluate the effects of heat therapy before, during and after muscle injury, immobilisation and strength training. Studies on skeletal muscle cells demonstrate that heat attenuates cellular damage and protein degradation (following in vitro challenges/insults to the cells)...
February 22, 2018: Sports Medicine
D Z H Levett, S Jack, M Swart, J Carlisle, J Wilson, C Snowden, M Riley, G Danjoux, S A Ward, P Older, M P W Grocott
The use of perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate the risk of adverse perioperative events and inform the perioperative management of patients undergoing surgery has increased over the last decade. CPET provides an objective assessment of exercise capacity preoperatively and identifies the causes of exercise limitation. This information may be used to assist clinicians and patients in decisions about the most appropriate surgical and non-surgical management during the perioperative period...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Gregory A L Davies, Larry A Wolfe, Michelle F Mottola, Catherine MacKinnon
OBJECTIVE: To design Canadian guidelines advising obstetric care providers of the maternal, fetal, and neonatal implications of aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises in pregnancy. OUTCOMES: Knowledge of the impact of exercise on maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity, and of the maternal measures of fitness. EVIDENCE: MEDLINE search from 1966 to 2002 for English language articles related to studies of maternal aerobic and strength conditioning in a previously sedentary population, maternal aerobic and strength conditioning in a previouslyactive population, impact of aerobic and strength conditioning on early and late pregnancy outcomes, and impact of aerobic and strength conditioning on neonatal outcomes, as well as for review articles and meta-analyses related to exercise in pregnancy...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Joseph Hernandez, Steven G Chopski, Sam Lee, William B Moskowitz, Amy L Throckmorton
Background: Limited therapeutic options are available for Fontan patients with dysfunctional or failing single ventricle physiology. This study describes the evaluation of an alternative, non-invasive, at-home therapeutic compression treatment for Fontan patients. Our hypothesis is that routinely administered, externally applied compression treatments to the lower extremities will augment systemic venous return, improve ventricular preload, and thus enhance cardiac output in Fontan patients...
January 2018: Translational Pediatrics
Sulenur Yildiz, Deniz Inal-Ince, Ebru Calik-Kutukcu, Naciye Vardar-Yagli, Melda Saglam, Hulya Arikan, Lutfi Coplu
INTRODUCTION: Exercise capacity is impaired in patients with bronchiectasis. Incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) stresses cardiorespiratory system physiologically to symptom-limited maximal exercise capacity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical determinants of ISWT in adults with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis. METHODS: Forty-one clinically stable bronchiectasis patients aged 18-72 years (27 females, 14 males) participated in the study...
February 12, 2018: Lung
Alex P Di Battista, Shawn G Rhind, Andrew J Baker, Rakesh Jetly, Jeff D Debad, Doug Richards, Michael G Hutchison
OBJECTIVES: To characterise a panel of neuroinjury-related blood biomarkers after sport-related concussion (SRC). We hypothesised significant differences in biomarker profiles between athletes with SRC and healthy controls at both subacute and medical clearance time points. METHODS: Thirty-eight interuniversity athletes were recruited over two athletic seasons (n = 19 SRC; n = 19 healthy matched-control). High-sensitivity immunoassay was used to evaluate 11 blood analytes at both the subacute phase after SRC and at medical clearance...
February 8, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
Joseph W Betz, Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present the clinically significant improvement of straight back syndrome (SBS) in a patient with spinal pain and exertional dyspnea. [Subject and Methods] A 19 year old presented with excessive thoracic hypokyphosis and other postural deviations. A multimodal CBP® mirror image® protocol of corrective exercises, traction procedures and spine/posture adjusting were given over an initial 12-week course of intensive treatment followed by a 2.75 year follow-up with minimal supportive treatment...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Antonio Berruezo, Markus Linhart, Angelo Auricchio, José Luis Zamorano, Pilar Santamaria, Roger Borràs, Felip Burgos, Josep Brugada
PURPOSE: Dual-chamber (DDD) pacing has been used for treatment of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Due to inconclusive results in prior trials, current guidelines assign DDD pacing a class IIb indication in selected patients. Prior observations indicate that lack of clinical improvement may result from suboptimal effect of DDD pacing with non-physiological AV intervals due to fusion of intrinsic and paced QRS complex. METHODS: The Triple Chamber Pacing in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Patients (TRICHAMPION) trial is a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, multicenter study to investigate the benefit of atrial synchronous biventricular pacing (CRT-P) in highly symptomatic HOCM patients with severe left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction who are not candidates for ablative therapies...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Ian M Lahart, George S Metsios, Alan M Nevill, Amtul R Carmichael
BACKGROUND: Women with a diagnosis of breast cancer may experience short- and long-term disease and treatment-related adverse physiological and psychosocial outcomes. These outcomes can negatively impact prognosis, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and psychosocial and physical function. Physical activity may help to improve prognosis and may alleviate the adverse effects of adjuvant therapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of physical activity interventions after adjuvant therapy for women with breast cancer...
January 29, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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